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Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP), also sometimes referred to as resilient flooring, are designed to meet the demands of active families and those with busy lifestyles who still strive for beauty in their home.
What is luxury vinyl?
LVT is a vinyl product designed to mimic the look of stone or ceramic tile. Featuring gorgeous natural colors and textures, these tiles look and feel like the real thing. Some designs by Shaw Floors are even made to be installed using real grout.
LVP, meanwhile, serves the same function – but mimics hardwood planks, instead. These come in a variety of styles that include hand-scraped wood and embossing, and can be installed uniformly, staggered, or even diagonally for a fully customized look!
One final form of vinyl is sheet vinyl, a cushioned flooring that gets glued directly to your subfloor. The Shaw Floors, Provenza and Mohawk sheet vinyl designs available here at Piedmont Floors are just as beautiful and sophisticated as LVT or LVP, but because it’s all laid in one piece, it doesn’t achieve quite the same level of realism.
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What is resilient flooring?
While resilient flooring is sometimes used interchangeably with vinyl flooring, the two are not the same. Resilient is actually a catch-all name for several different types of flooring that all share common features.
Resilient flooring can be defined as floors with give, or which bounce back. They occupy the middle ground between rigid, hard surface floors and soft surfaces such as carpet. Vinyl is one example, but this category also includes cork, rubber and linoleum. Resilient flooring is typically very durable, flexible and relatively inexpensive when compared to natural materials.
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