Vinyl: It’s not just for records any more. What is the difference between LVT, LVP and LVS?

Mannington Anchorage Luxury Vinyl Sheet in the color Anchor

Vinyl flooring has come a long way!  Offered in tiles, planks, and sheets, it is important to choose the right flooring for you and your family’s lifestyle.  While they may seem a bit interchangeable, there is more to these products than meets the eye. 

Let’s explore.

 

     

LVT = Luxury Vinyl Tile 

Typically, LVT imitates stone and ceramic tile with its natural colors and surface textures, but it is much quieter and warmer underfoot than real stone.  Manufactured to withstand daily wear and tear, many LVT products are waterproof and scratch resistant. Cut into tile-sized pieces, LVT can be installed with or without traditional grout.  And cleaning is a breeze with LVT!  All you need is a soft bristled broom, clean water, and a nonabrasive floor cleaner.     

  

LVP = Luxury Vinyl Plank

Much like its name, LVP comes in planks and is typically made to resemble the look of real wood.  To heighten the realism of this product, LVP is manufactured to match the natural colors, species, and surface textures of real hardwood flooring.  However, unlike hardwood, most of the LVP products are waterproof and are produced with a wear layer that protects the surface from damage…think active pets and busy kids.  Much like its counterpart LVT, is easy to clean and maintain.

 LVS = Luxury Vinyl Sheet 

Glued directly to the subfloor, sheet vinyl isn’t what it used to be.  Offering some gorgeous designs that mimic tile, wood planks, and stone, innovations in design have made sheet vinyl timeless.  Typically used in rooms that are more susceptible to moisture like kitchens, mudrooms, laundry rooms or bathrooms, the on-trend stylishness and durability of sheet vinyl make it a great choice for any home!

Waterproof, beautiful and engineered to last, vinyl is the perfect choice for any home.  To find that perfect style and design, check out our design center located inside our model home or visit our friends at America’s Floor Source.


About the Author:  Maggie Campbell, Designer

Maggie serves as a Designer at American Heritage Homes.  As someone who helps homeowners choose their selections, she is everything a designer should be – smart, personable, talented, organized, and creative.  For nearly five years, Maggie has helped AHH customers hand-select every item for their new home.  She has been described as others as having an incredible eye for detail.  With a BA in Art Teacher Education from Miami University, she is a strong art and design professional.  Outside the office, you can find Maggie playing hide-and-go-seek with her daughters, creating custom farmhouse décor and exploring new places to spend time with her family.