Vinyl plank flooring vs. luxury vinyl tile

Vinyl plank flooring vs. luxury vinyl tile

When you choose luxury vinyl flooring for your remodel, you'll get to pick between two forms: luxury vinyl tile and vinyl plank flooring. These two forms only differ in their appearance. Read on to learn more!

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This affordable yet, premium product offers nature-inspired, true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile. Luxury vinyl flooring can be cut into planks or square tile-sized pieces as an added design feature. Many tell us the extra seams add to the realism.

About plank and tile forms

Plank, referred to as luxury vinyl plank (LVP flooring), is cut into strips and mounted on boards. This is used mainly for hardwood floorboard mimics, but some also use the plank to echo stone slabs.

Knots, grains, and swirls in full display. Vinyl plank flooring also comes with textured looks.

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT flooring) is the same material cut into square, tile-sized pieces. It's used mainly to echo stone or tile. 

Colors and patterns are bright and vivid; stone looks have all the color and veining variations of a Mother Nature creation.

Luxury vinyl is completely waterproof 

Whether spilled on or submerged, your LVP or LVT flooring will remain undamaged.

Durable enough for kids, pets, and heavy foot traffic

All luxury vinyl flooring is layered and five times thicker than the original product. A transparent, strong melamine wear layer is positioned above the design sheet. 

It protects LVT or LVP flooring from scratches, scuffs, and dents.

A clear urethane finish at the very top adds extra strength and shine.

Other luxury vinyl benefits include:

  1. Low maintenance. All that's required is regular sweeping and periodic mopping.
  2. Uncomplicated installation. Pieces can be glued or installed to float.

Visit us for your luxury vinyl flooring needs

Shumate Floor Covering is family-owned–and we'll treat you like our family. When we began operations in 1960, our mission was to bring you the highest quality products, such as vinyl plank flooring, at great prices.  

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in Mt. Pleasant, TX. You'll see products like "Extreme Cork Plus" by Happy Feet International or Hollywood Boulevard by Shaw. We service Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Vernon, Pittsburg, Daingerfield, Omaha, and Naples.