LVT Flooring

There is a less luxurious side to luxury vinyl tiles.
Why are luxury vinyl tiles so popular?
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT flooring) has been extremely popular in recent years due to its low cost, durability, and ease of maintenance. However, like any other flooring option, LVT has some limitations. So, before you jump on the bandwagon and replace your entire property with LVT, let’s look at the drawbacks of luxury vinyl tile flooring. This will help you make an informed decision when selecting the correct flooring for your house or company.
Disadvantage 1: Cheap, but not so cheap.
Luxury vinyl tiles are less expensive than actual hardwood, but not as cheap as laminate flooring. Laminate flooring may cost you roughly £20 per square meter. In contrast, excellent premium vinyl tiles will cost more than £30 per square meter. Although not prohibitively expensive, the cost of the underlay and a flooring contractor to install the tiles will add up. However, keep in mind that installing LVT is an investment in both yourself and your property. Royal Infinity Furniture LLC is happy to offer a supply-and-fit service. Do you want to save time and effort when laying floors? For supply and fitting services, click here.
Disadvantage 2: Difficult to fix
Hopefully, a professional installer installed your luxury vinyl tile flooring properly and it looks great. What happens if you accidentally damage a tile a few months or years later? Unlike hardwood floors, where sanding and refinishing can work wonders, fixing LVT frequently requires replacing entire planks, which can be time-consuming and expensive. However, if you take excellent care of your floor, this should be an uncommon occurrence for you.
Disadvantage 3: Concerns about the environment.
Luxury vinyl tiles are made mostly from PVC, which raises environmental problems. While some manufacturers provide environmentally friendly choices, typical LVT adds to plastic waste and is not easily biodegradable. If sustainability is a goal, choose oak, cork, or bamboo flooring. Eco-conscious consumers find these alternatives, often derived from renewable materials and with a smaller environmental impact, to be more sustainable. Royal Infinity Furniture LLC provides its environmentally conscious clientele with real hardwood flooring.
Disadvantage 4: Beauty is subjective.
Despite design advancements, some LVT remains identifiable as “fake.” While the textures and patterns improve with each day, you may find yourself wishing for the authentic look and feel of real materials such as wood or stone. Furthermore, luxury vinyl tiles are susceptible to sunlight, and continuous exposure can cause fading or discoloration. UV-resistant coatings may assist in addressing this issue, but it is critical to be mindful of the possibility of fading over time. We meticulously selected Royal Infinity Furniture LLC’s own line of luxury vinyl tiles to ensure their “aesthetic” appeal when laid down, and we UV-treated them to ensure their color endurance.

What are you going to choose?
Luxury vinyl tile flooring has many advantages and is a popular choice for a reason, but understanding its limitations allows you to make an informed decision for your home or company. Remember, these “disadvantages” may not be deal-breakers for you. Compare these considerations to your needs, budget, and priorities. At Royal Infinity Furniture LLC, we value transparency and honesty with our consumers. We hope this information has helped you make an informed decision on whether luxury vinyl tiles are the best flooring option for you.

LVT Flooring