Dive Into the World of Luxury Vinyl Tile
When it comes to flooring, everyone desires luxury, durability, and style. Enter Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP), the flooring world’s answer to these demands. As the fastest-growing home flooring choice, especially in the tropical ambiance of SW Florida, there’s a lot that homeowners need to know about these innovative options.
Why LVT & LVP are Making Waves in Modern Homes
The Blend of Elegance and Durability
LVT and LVP combine the visual appeal of classic materials like wood and stone with the resilience of modern technology. Whether you’re aiming for a rustic farmhouse look or a sleek urban vibe, luxury vinyl offers endless design possibilities without compromising on strength.
Maintenance – A Breeze!
One of the significant reasons for luxury vinyl’s rising popularity is the ease of maintenance. Say goodbye to hours of scrubbing and hello to simple, swift cleaning routines. No more worrying about staining your precious hardwood, chipping your delicate tiles, or discoloring grout lines.
Delving Deeper: The Construction of Luxury Vinyl Tile
LVT and LVP aren’t just about looks; their construction is a testament to modern engineering.
The Core Structure
LVT and LVP have a stable core structure, providing the foundation and stability to the tile or plank. This makes it resistant to shrinking or expanding due to temperature fluctuations.
The Print Layer – Where Beauty Meets Technology
Above the core structure, the design print layer boasts high-definition graphics that impeccably mimic natural textures and hues. Be it the sophisticated swirls of marble or the intricate patterns of vintage wood, magic truly happens here.
The Wear Layer – Guardian of Your Floor
Protecting these beautiful designs is the wear layer, a transparent sheet that shields the tile from scuffs, stains, and scratches. This layer gives LVT and LVP its reputation for being incredibly hard-wearing.
Fact: The wear layer of luxury vinyl tile is often misunderstood to be a scratch-protective coating. This is false. Everything can scratch, literally everything on earth, and no flooring option on the market carries any genuine anti-scratch warranties. That’s not to say you should assume your floor should be filled with scratches immediately; it means that prevention and reduction is the best option in this case.
Why SW Florida Loves Tru-Clean Surface Care for LVT & LVP Maintenance
Choosing the right flooring is just the first step. Proper care ensures that the beauty of LVT and LVP remains intact for years. And in SW Florida, homeowners have found their trusted partner in Tru-Clean Surface Care.
When our team at Tru-Clean Surface Care comes into your home or office to clean your LVP, LVT, or other vinyl flooring, we follow good industry practices and manufacturer-approved cleaning techniques.
Tru-Clean Surface Care’s Luxury Vinyl Tile Cleaning Process:
- Our technician will move most of your furniture out of the way.
- We professionally vacuum your floor and mop it with a specialty rinsing solution.
- We pre-treat your luxury vinyl tile with a specially formulated cleaning agent made especially for luxury vinyl flooring.
- We use a specialty rotary scrubber for luxury vinyl that agitates the surface and extracts contaminants.
- FInal step – The surface of the vinyl is then rinsed and dried.
If your flooring requires restoration due to scratches, we will remove the blemished finish and then reapply a luxury vinyl sealer of the client’s choosing finish (matte or high shine).
Expertise in Cleaning
Tru-Clean Surface Care offers comprehensive cleaning solutions tailored for LVT and LVP flooring, from a thoroughly exhaustive cleaning to enhancing your floor finish and scratch repair solutions.
Perfect Finishing Touches
A finish can amplify the aesthetic appeal of your floor. Trust our experts to suggest and apply finishes that complement your home interiors, ensuring that your floor remains the center of attention.
Swift Scratch Repairs
Accidents happen, but with Tru-Clean Surface Care by your side, you won’t have to live with those unsightly scratches. Our repair solutions seamlessly mend the scratches, making them virtually invisible.
Why Tru-Clean Surface Care For Your LVT and LVP Cleaning Needs?
Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection and a Certified surpHaces PRO Partner. We have Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and training at The Stone and Tile School. We’re A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.
Our technicians are highly trained, certified, and experienced with luxury vinyl tile and the best care methods.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is LVT the same as LVP?
A. While both are types of luxury vinyl flooring, LVT refers to tiles that mimic stone or ceramic tiles, and LVP refers to planks designed to resemble hardwood.
Q. How long does LVT and LVP flooring last?
A. With proper care, luxury vinyl flooring can last up to 20 years or more, especially if protected by a strong wear layer.
Q. Can I use regular cleaning products on my LVT and LVP floors?
A. It’s best to use products specifically designed for luxury vinyl flooring to ensure longevity and maintain the shine and luster.
Q. Does Tru-Clean Surface Care offer consultation for first-time LVT or LVP users?
A. Absolutely! We’re always here to guide homeowners in SW Florida, offering insights, care tips, and maintenance solutions tailored to their flooring.
Q. Are LVT and LVP floors waterproof?
A. Most LVT and LVP flooring options are waterproof, making them an excellent choice for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms.