vinyl flooring

Water-resistant Vinyl Planks/Tiles (LVTs)

Setting the Record Straight on Common Myths and Misconceptions

We debunk some of the most common myths surrounding LVT flooring and reveal why it’s a fantastic option for various spaces. Are you considering water-resistant vinyl planks for your property but have heard mixed opinions about their reliability as a product? From its versatility and durability to its eco-friendliness and ease of installation, vinyl planks/tiles have come a long way recently and deserve a second look. So, whether you’re seeking a low-maintenance flooring option or looking to elevate your space’s aesthetics, keep reading to discover why LVT flooring may be a perfect choice.

“All Water-resistant LVT Flooring is the Same”

Myth Busted: LVT flooring is a versatile option that comes in various types, each boasting its unique set of features and benefits. Luxury Vinyl Planks/Tiles (LVTs) are an increasingly popular choice for their remarkable durability, water resistance, and resemblance to natural materials like wood and stone. Vinyl sheeting, on the other hand, comes in large rolls and is entirely impermeable – meaning that water has a hard time seeping through to the subfloor. Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) vinyl is a rigid-core vinyl flooring offering remarkable durability, water-resistant capabilities, and exceptional resistance to scratches and stains. Conversely, Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) vinyl is a softer and more flexible option than SPC but still guarantees water resistance and durability. With each type of vinyl flooring possessing unique features and benefits, it is essential to consider your specific needs to choose the perfect option for your home. Partnering with a leading supplier like Top Carpets and Floors will ensure you have access to only the best options and benefits on the market.

“Vinyl Planks/Tiles Don’t Offer the Same Kind of Luxury as Other Floors”

Myth Busted: A widely held misconception about LVT flooring is that it appears cheap and tacky. This is one of the more unfortunate misconceptions, as today’s products are of exceptional beauty. Vinyl planks/tiles have advanced in many areas and now offer a range of sophisticated designs and styles that emulate the elegant look of hardwood, stone and ceramic tile. Thanks to cutting-edge printing technology, water-resistant LVT flooring can even mimic the texture of these materials, providing an authentic underfoot feel. So, if you’re looking for flooring that can elevate the aesthetics of your space without breaking the bank, this product is the perfect choice for you.

“All Vinyl Flooring is Completely Water-resistant”

Myth Busted: There’s a common myth that vinyl is entirely waterproof, but not every product is going to perform well in a bathroom or kitchen. While it’s true that it has excellent water resistance and can handle spills and moisture without immediate damage, not all wood-look vinyl is created to be truly waterproof. Different kinds, such as Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and sheet vinyl, offer varying degrees of water resistance. It is, therefore, crucial to verify product specifications and installation guidelines before opting for LVT flooring in areas susceptible to water exposure. By selecting the right type of floor for your space, you can enjoy its benefits and avoid any potential water damage.

Cost to Install Vinyl Flooring

“DIY Water-resistant LVT Flooring Installations Are Easy”

Myth Busted: Thanks to all those online DIY tutorials, it is often thought that wood-look vinyl planks/tiles are a breeze to instal, and anyone can do it. Although LVT flooring is generally easy to instal, particularly click-lock varieties, numerous factors must be considered before embarking on a DIY installation project. To ensure a smooth and successful installation, you must adequately prepare the subfloor, including levelling, cleaning, and removing any debris or adhesive residues. It’s highly recommended to use professional installers like the Top Carpets and Floors team to ensure a seamless installation.

“It Won’t Last as Long as Other Floors”

Myth Busted: Despite being misconstrued by some, vinyl planks/tiles are a highly durable, long-lasting option that rivals other popular types such as hardwood and tile. With advanced manufacturing processes and improvements in materials, superior LVT flooring can withstand heavy foot traffic, resist scratches and impacts and last approximately 20 years with proper care and maintenance. High-quality vinyl planks/tiles are durable and versatile and come in various styles and designs that can mimic the look of expensive flooring options. By choosing LVT flooring, you can enjoy affordability and longevity without sacrificing luxe style.

“It’s Bad for the Environment”

Myth Busted: Wood-look LVT flooring is sometimes unfairly associated with negative environmental impacts because today’s LVT options are far more eco-friendly than their predecessors – and better for the environment than products like hardwood. Many LVT flooring solutions meet stringent indoor air quality and sustainability standards. When selecting a design, talk to your supplier about an eco-friendly option that is manufactured with the planet in mind, and promotes a healthier and safer indoor environment for those within your home.

Experience the wonder of water-resistant vinyl planks/tiles done right! Our superb range of beautiful designs not only meets but exceeds international standards of excellence, ensuring stylish and enduring performance for years to come. Don’t settle for ordinary flooring when you can have a marvellous product that offers exceptional benefits. Contact us today to learn more about our fantastic selection.

Related posts

Beautiful Flooring: Luxury Should Not Be Optional in your Durban Home

Flooring manufacturers, from Durban to Johannesburg, are battling to keep up with the demand for luxury vinyl tiles. It is a flooring solution which has taken the residential and retail markets by storm, and there …

Flooring Styles: Go On, Mix It Up

Flooring is a long-term investment, so deciding on the styles you want to incorporate into your living or office space should not be a hasty decision. This is not to say you need to steer …

Why Luxury Vinyl Tile is So Popular and How it Can Be Affordable

Technology has brought us many benefits, and the flooring industry is firmly on-trend with advancements in this space. Take vinyl, for example. Remember the days of the worn orange and brown pattern on granny’s kitchen …