Throughout the week here at DCO Flooring, we get a lot of questions about luxury vinyl tile from The Villages' residents. It's not surprising because, while many people are familiar with hardwood flooring and carpeting, luxury vinyl tile, also known as LVT, still remains something of a mystery to most people out there who are looking for new flooring.
So, we had our team of flooring experts compile a list of the most frequently asked questions from our customers about LVT from clients in The Villages. Here's everything you need to know!
How Long Can I Reasonably Expect My LVT Floor to Last?
The answer to this question depends upon the thickness of the tile's wear layer. In general, the thicker the wear layer, the longer the flooring will last. The thickness of these wear layers is measured in units known as "mils".
For a wear layer measuring 20 mils, you can reasonably expect a service life of about 5 years. This number increases pretty sharply as mils are added. At 28 mils, for example, you can expect about 10 years. For commercial purposes, it is recommended that higher thickness wear layers are used. Most residential homes can get away with something in the middle, unless they have particularly rambunctious children, pets or other factors, that might increase wear and tear on the floor.
How is the Maintenance?
A Lot of people want to know how much work they are going to have to put into maintaining their floors before they decide. It's understandable. People have very busy lifestyles these days, and nobody wants to have to spend all of their time making sure their floors are in prime condition. They want floors that stay in prime condition with as little fuss as possible.
Luckily, this is one area where luxury vinyl tile really shines. You basically only have to worry about regular sweeping or vacuuming to remove abrasive dirt, and the occasional bit of attention from a slightly damp microfiber mop to keep these floors fighting fit.
Is LVT Waterproof?
Many people like LVT because it is a great substitute for wood flooring in areas that are not recommended for non-waterproof flooring. LVT is the perfect choice for people who would like to have the look of wood in areas that are no-go zones for wood, like the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or basement. So in short, yes, LVT is waterproof!
Looking to Buy Luxury Vinyl Flooring in The Villages?
If you are considering a luxury vinyl tile flooring installation in The Villages, DCO Flooring would love to help you make that dream come true! We offer a huge selection of luxury vinyl tile in every style imaginable! Call, email, or stop by our showroom in Leesburg, FL, to have a look at our incredible selection and chat with our flooring staff about your options. If you like what you see, you can even arrange for a free consultation and flooring estimate, to get you on the road to the beautiful new floors you are dreaming of!