Plasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) was invented and patented in 1926, and the first PVC pipes were used in 1935. Today, PVC is widely used everywhere, and one of the products in which PVC has evolved the most is luxury vinyl tile.

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is used in all kinds of flooring applications because it’s so versatile. It’s not as soft as something like carpet, but it’s not as hard as a stone floor. That means that LVT will offer better traction than tile—making LVT a safe flooring—and it will be easier to clean than carpeting.

Below are some spectacular ideas for LVT…

1. Classrooms

LVT will hold up to heavy traffic, and it’s always an economic choice. Plus, it comes in so many different colors, it’s easy to create something interesting, memorable, and fun in the design with geometry or borders or anything else.

2. Texture

Textured finished are very trendy right now, and LVT comes in all kinds of interesting textures like scraped wood or bumpy ceramic tile.

3. Mimicry

LVT can mimic other natural components that would likely be much more expensive, and not necessarily a better choice, like wood or stone floors. LVT is extremely durable and easier to clean than wood or grout.

4. Non-reactive

What a lot of people don’t realize is that LVT is extremely resistant to damage from many substances that would ruin other floors. First, LVT is not soluble in either alcohol or water. There are even waterproof vinyl tiles.

PVC is also resistant to acids, bases, salts, and fats. That means your LVT floor can look great for a really long time.

5. Freedom for Creativity

LVT comes in so many different forms that it’s easy to create something original. There are different size and shape tiles. There are narrow planks, wide planks, long planks, and every other shape. Between the shapes and the colors, you can create any kind of look with LVT.

Luxury vinyl tile can be dressed up or dressed down. It’s such a good flooring for so many applications that we like to recommend it. Clients are always happy with LVT because it delivers. It always looks great, and it’s very reliable and durable.

We are experts at specifying the right product for your commercial flooring projects. @EagleMatFloors is family owned and operated, providing sales and installation of commercial flooring products to Property Managers and Commercial Building Owners in the Washington DC Metro area for over 35 years. Eagle Mat & Floor Products specializes in renovating facilities in the Corporate, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Multi-Family and Public Spaces.

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