Resilient and Low-Maintenance

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In Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and the Lowcountry, luxury vinyl tile can recreate the look of almost any flooring material with the durability and easy maintenance of regular vinyl flooring. Luxury vinyl tile use is growing in the Charleston, SC area as it can be placed in areas where stone, marble, or ceramic tiles might be impractical.

When shopping for new flooring, keep in mind that luxury vinyl tile is different than the cheap peel-and-stick tiles or thin outdated vinyl sheets sold at most home improvement stores. Luxury vinyl tile not only looks more elegant but is thicker and more resilient than the peel-and-stick variety. Here are some things to keep in mind when considering luxury vinyl tiles, also known as LVT.

Advantages

Our customers throughout Charleston and the Lowcountry love LVT for many reasons including:

  • Durability: A protective top layer helps to prevent scratches, tears and gouges, making it a perfect choice for high-traffic areas like hallways and living rooms. LVT is also water-resistant so it will be right at home in a bathroom or kitchen.
  • Style: You can be sure to find a luxury vinyl tile option to fit your design needs – there is a wide range of styles and sizes to choose from. In addition, with printing advances, LVT looks even more realistic. The tiles can also be distressed and textured to give an even more realistic feel.
  • Easy to Clean: Perfect for busy families on-the-go, a damp sponge or vacuum is usually all that’s needed to clean up spills.

Disadvantages

Like many flooring materials, luxury vinyl tiles are not without some drawbacks. Some of our customers find that dirt accumulates in the seams of the flooring. Regular maintenance and cleaning can help to reduce this. Standing on vinyl for a prolonged period of time can make joints feel sore, so be sure to use area rugs to help minimize this effect.

At Floor Coverings International of Charleston, we offer free in-home flooring consultations. Not ready to schedule your free appointment? See some of our work with luxury vinyl by visiting our portfolio our call us today to learn more about luxury vinyl tiles!

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