Luxury Vinyl Tile is a hardsurface option to consider in lieu of laminate flooring, vinyl, hardwood, tile and other hardsurface flooring. Like other types of hardsurface flooring, LVT is available in both wood and tile patterns and comes in both planks and tiles.
Unlike laminate, which is a wood product, LVT is made from a durable, high quality vinyl which makes it impervious to water. LVT makes a great alternative to wood and laminate for kitchens, utility rooms and bathrooms as well as basements. LVT is also very durable, but can scratch easier than laminate. Because of its durability, LVT is commonly used on shop floors.
Two types of LVT are available: floating and glue-down.