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Luxury Vinyl Plank vs Luxury Tile Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank vs. Luxury Tile Flooring

One of the questions we’re commonly asked here at Floorbay is which is better – Luxury Vinyl Plank vs Luxury Tile Flooring. Of course, being luxury flooring specialists, we’re huge advocates of them both. However, we want you to be certain you’re selecting the right choice for you and your needs, so we’ve complied this guide to help you choose between the two types.

What is the difference between luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring?

With any flooring decision, you need to be clear on the specific type you’re focusing on, which includes its pros, cons and main uses that specific type brings. Our clients tend to be torn between luxury plank and tile flooring, as both boast a huge selection of benefits. However, there are differences between the two, which we will now explore.

What are vinyl planks?

Vinyl planks are becoming an extremely popular choice, especially as we go into 2024. We think this is because they are made of multiple layers, composed of a main outer layer of PVC plastic, with its core layer being made from foam. A luxury vinyl plank will echo the look of authentic wooden floors, which again prove to be a popular choice, especially in homes.

The advantages of luxury vinyl planks

Luxury vinyl planks offer their owner many benefits, including:

  • Durability and longevity (however, it’s worth noting it isn’t as durable as tile flooring)
  • A more affordable flooring option, lasting up to 20 years
  • With good quality care and maintenance, wear and tear can be controlled and minimal overall
  • Water resistant, so great in kitchens and bathrooms and other damp-prone areas
  • Resistant to fading
  • Luxury appearance (mirroring that of real wood)
  • Comfortable to walk on
  • Thicker cores, which successfully reduce noise level
  • Initial cost of installation is low
  • Maintenance costs are also lower than other flooring counterparts

However, it is worth noting that due to some of the synthetic materials used in creating vinyl planks, there can be an environmental impact. This is something that we’re incredibly mindful of at Floorbay and would be happy to discuss any concerns you may have upon making the choice to install luxury vinyl planks.

What is luxury tile flooring?

The clue is in the name when it comes to this type of flooring. It’s made up of hard-wearing tiles, which provide the client many benefits, including its durability. Similar to vinyl planks, the vinyl tiles are composed of four layers, including foam.

Vinyl tiles have become increasingly popular due to their luxury appearance. They are designed to resemble ceramic or stone tiles, which offer a huge range of colours, textures and patterns. The authentic appearance of vinyl tiles allows the space to reflect and mimic the intended counterparts. As much as some owners like to grout in-between each tile, with such luxury flooring tiles, this isn’t always necessary. All options can be discussed before the installation process with one of our fitting service experts.

The advantages of luxury tiles

Luxury tile flooring offer their owner many benefits, including:

  • Authentic, realistic appearance
  • Strong, durable and sturdy
  • Easy to install with a professional finish
  • Moisture resistant
  • LVT, such as Invictus offers a cost-effective alternative to natural materials without compromising on aesthetics or quality
  • Affordable in the long-run, due to its withstanding durability and quality

More benefits can be found by reading Benefits of luxury vinyl flooring .

Luxury vinyl plank vs. luxury tile flooring

We hope you agree that both flooring options offer a huge range of benefits and will provide a similar experience for you. However, every flooring situation is unique, therefore we recommend choosing based on your needs, floor space and desired outcomes. Of course, these can be discussed with your flooring expert during your conversations, prior to choosing.

At Floorbay, we are proud to offer an extensive range of both luxury tile flooring and vinyl planks, with brands such as Luvanto flooring,  as well as Invictus flooring and the renowned Quickstep Alpha Vinyl

For more information regarding the two types of luxury flooring, please feel free to speak to one of the team today, or at your earliest convenience.  During your enquiry, remember you can also request a free flooring sample. We’re happy to tell you we even cover the cost of postage!

Whether it’s a question relating to your many flooring options, whether its Luxury Vinyl Plank vs Luxury Tile Flooring, please feel free to give us a call on 01625 876387, or drop us a message

We look forward to assisting you with all of your quality vinyl flooring needs! There’s nothing more we love than sharing our expertise with you, ensuring you choose the perfect flooring for you.

 

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