Also known as vinyl plank or vinyl tile, these floors are beautiful and functional. Two complaints about ceramic tile
- It's cold (on my bare feet!)
- It's hard (my dishes break!)
Luxury vinyl tile answers these two objections with ease. First, LVT does not feel cold to the touch. Why? The materials are different - tile is clay-based; LVT is vinyl-based. Vinyl doesn't hold the cold like clay does. So when your bare toes touch it in the dead of winter, you won't freeze!
Second, vinyl is softer than kiln-dried clay. Your dish has a much better chance of staying in one piece. Of course, we can't guarantee suitable results if you throw it down... But it's not too soft - the table legs won't leave holes behind.
Because of the manufacturing process, you'll see any number of patterns, just like vinyl
. Wood and tile are the most popular, but you can find contemporary patterns. Concrete look, anyone?