Luxury vinyl tile –known as “LVT” and often referred to as resilient flooring—is a great choice where there is a need is for a stylish but durable and/or water-resistant flooring solution.

It’s important to note right away that LVT is not your grandfather’s (or even your father’s) vinyl tile. In the past decade, vinyl technology has dramatically improved.  As a contractor, architect or designer, you can rest assured that using LVT on a project will not jeopardize your aesthetic sensibilities.

Today’s LVT is similar in construction to traditional vinyl, but it is thicker and available in styles that can closely mimic hardwood, stone and ceramic tile.  As a result, you can have hardwood-seeming LVT, without the worry of water damage. Or LVT that mimics ceramic or stone tile, but no worries about cracking or maintaining grout lines. LVT tiles can also be separated and filled with grouting to give a more natural appearance.

  • LVT is even more popular in commercial locations—you will find it everywhere, including hotels, hospitals, restaurants and retail spaces.
  • In the home, LVT is a top option for kitchens, mudrooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, playrooms and basement areas. But the ability to mimic other types of traditional floor is also making LVT a popular in other areas of the house, living rooms and bedrooms included!

Preparing for Your Installation

To get ready for your new floor, you will need to take some steps before the installers arrive. Download our Preparing for Your New Floor Checklist.