Luxury vinyl plank vs. luxury vinyl tile: the difference?


The only difference between luxury vinyl plank flooring and tile is style. Both of these are forms of luxury vinyl (LVF). With LVF, the vinyl is cut into long strips and mounted on boards to mimic hardwood or into groupable squares to echo ceramic tile or stone, called LVT flooring.

Great Value for your decorating dollar!

When you explore luxury vinyl flooring in St. Louis, MO., you will find that this product offers high worth, including:

  1. High-end style with images inspired by nature. Photographs of wood, stone, and tile are taken with 3D photography, so they’re clear and vibrant with features such as micro beveling and embossing to add depth, dimension, and textured looks. So whether you want to add a high gloss finish to your wood-look floor or create a high-end spa atmosphere in your bath with marble-look floors, you’re only limited by your imagination. The squares can be mixed and matched to create your distinctive tile design.
  2. Affordability. Even some flooring experts have trouble discerning that from genuine materials, but you’ll know; you won’t pay nearly the same price as natural wood or stone!
  3. Complete waterproof. When something is waterproof, it’s made up of waterproof materials, in this case, vinyl. LVF can be submerged or spilled on and still be okay. Water-resistant means it will repel for a short while but, unless wiped immediately, will soak through.

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A kid-and-pet-friendly product

This multi-layered product is five times thicker than the original vinyl, with a top clear, strong melamine coating that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs.

Any LVF is low maintenance, needing only regular sweeping and periodic mopping. Installation is also easy, especially when a floating floor where the pieces click together, mat, then hover over a clean, dry, and level subfloor without nails or glue.

Whether you want to learn about our superior services or explore our extensive inventory of luxury vinyl flooring and other products, we hope to see you at the Champion Floor showroom in St. Louis, MO. We’re also convenient to Clayton, Kirkwood, Manchester, or Brentwood. You’ll be glad you came in and will also get a free luxury vinyl tile or LVP flooring quote.

Check our other flooring products:  CarpetLaminate Flooring | Vinyl | Tile | Natural Stone | Area Rugs | Cork | Floor Cleaning Products

About the author 

Ralph Kuehn

Ralph Kuehn is the President of Champion Floor Company in St. Louis and has been in thee flooring industry for over 35 years. He has experience with everything related to flooring, from installation to estimating and sales. He is proud to work with his 2 daughters who are also part of the flooring industry, and share his passion and knowledge of flooring with them.

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