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Due to their versatility, low cost, and real-like wood look, luxury vinyl planks have emerged as the top selling flooring material in past few years. These modern wood look planks help create durable, comfortable to walk on, and easy to maintain floors in your home and office.
If you are looking to buy luxury vinyl planks, here are some of the most important factors you will need to check and discuss with your tile shop before finalizing the deal –
Is It Standard Vinyl or Luxury Vinyl –
Standard vinyl tiles or planks are thinner than luxury vinyl planks. Additionally, they are not as durable and versatile as LVT planks. There are so many performance and suitability related differences between the two materials.
To create a luxury environment, you will need to choose luxury vinyl planks – not sheet vinyl or standard vinyl.
The Finish –
A large number of people know that vinyl planks are available in matte finish. That’s true to a greater extent. But there is more to it.
There are different types of surface finishes applied to luxury vinyl planks, such as no-wax finish, urethane finish, and enhanced urethane finish.
Just for your information, vinyl planks with no-wax finish are pronounced ideal for low-traffic areas, and high urethane finish LVT planks are recommended for high traffic areas in residential and commercial buildings.
Thickness of Wear Layer –
Wear layer is what protects vinyl tiles and planks from wear and tear. In luxury vinyl plank tiles, wear layer is thicker than that in standard vinyl tiles. Choose the right thickness according to the project type is very important. Otherwise, there will be performance issues.
The thickness of luxury vinyl planks varies between 4 mil and 40 mil, where 1 mil is equal to 0.0254 mm. The thicker the better!
Apart from that, you should also discuss about the right cleaning and maintenance approach for the product, and the right installation approach, especially if you are planning a DIY.
Looking to buy luxury vinyl tile planks? Browse through our entire LVT collection and place your order today!