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Waterproof Flooring? LVT & LVP – What’s The Difference?

That’s right! There is actually a floor that repels moisture and works great for water environments. Luxury Vinyl has made a huge impact on the flooring industry and people everywhere are installing this floor for its waterproof capabilities as well as ease of maintenance, durability, acoustics, and lack of temperature limits. The best part is that you can choose your floors to look more like tile or stone or you can go with a hardwood appearance. So what is the difference between LVT and LVP?

Luxury Vinyl comes in two variations. Shaw Floors states, “LVT is a luxury vinyl product that looks like stone or ceramic tile, complete with gorgeous natural colors and surface texture that feels like the real thing. Some styles are even made to be installed with grout. LVP is luxury vinyl flooring that looks like wood planks in everything from color to species.”

Both LVT and LVP are well-suited for a variety of residential and commercial applications, and, when installed correctly, perfectly mimic the look, texture, and warmth of real stone or wood.

Wood flooring might be a bit steep to some people so LVP offers a cost-effective yet high-quality result. Both have a significantly longer lifespan. Luxury vinyl planks are ideal for any residential space and they are capable of imitating hardwood floors even down to the grain and texture, thanks to technology.

Maintenance is just as rewarding and we have the perfect pH-neutral cleaner and microfiber mops for the job! You want to dry dust often to keep dust/debris at a minimum. For soil, simply squirt Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner on the floor and spread with a lightly dampened Microfiber Mop. Need an even easier method? Our Cleaners work great in our Spray Mop too! Spray. Mop. Done.

Sources: Shaw Floors, Dallas Floor & Remodel

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  1. Steven
    Posted March 18, 2021 at 11:24 am

    This is one of the best blog posts I have seen for explaining this new type of flooring. Luxury vinyl plank is my favorite. They look so real and they offer you the option to have that hardwood look in high humidity environments and basements.

    Reply »
    1. Steven Quick
      Posted March 18, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      We love Luxury Vinyl Plank too Steven. Thanks for the thoughtful comment.

      Reply »

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