Luxury Vinyl Plank & Tile


Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) and Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring offer stylish, durable solutions for modern living spaces. These options combine the beauty of natural materials with the resilience and ease of maintenance of synthetic flooring, making them ideal for both residential and commercial settings. This article delves into the advantages, types, and practical considerations of LVP and LVT floors available at Carpet Gallery.

Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring stands out for several compelling reasons:

  • Durability: LVP and LVT are built to withstand heavy foot traffic, scratches, spills, and stains, making them suitable for busy households and commercial environments.
  • Water Resistance: Both types of flooring are highly resistant to moisture, which makes them perfect choices for areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
  • Ease of Maintenance: Unlike natural wood or stone, luxury vinyl floors are easy to clean and maintain, requiring only regular sweeping and occasional mopping with mild cleaners.
  • Aesthetic Flexibility: With advanced photographic technology, LVP and LVT can mimic the look and texture of wood, stone, or ceramic tiles, providing a high-end look at a more accessible price point.

Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring

While both LVP and LVT offer similar benefits, they cater to different aesthetic preferences and installation needs:

  • Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP): LVP resembles hardwood and comes in strips of varying sizes. It is favored for its realistic wood grain patterns and textures.
  • Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT): LVT typically mimics stone or ceramic tile with realistic textures and patterns, often used in settings that require a classic tile look without the cold hardness of real stone.

Installation Methods

The installation of luxury vinyl flooring can vary based on the type and brand:

  • Drop and Lock: This method involves locking the planks or tiles together over the subfloor without adhesive, suitable for LVP and some LVT designs.
  • Glue Down: More common for LVT, this method involves gluing the flooring directly to a prepared subfloor, providing a very stable finish.
  • Layflat Vinyl Plank: Newer to the market, this type of vinyl flooring lies flat under its own weight, simplifying installation while ensuring stability and durability.

Brand Overview

Carpet Gallery offers a range of reputable brands that manufacture high-quality LVP and LVT flooring:

  • Shaw: Known for innovative and durable flooring solutions.
  • TAS Flooring: Offers a variety of designs and textures in both LVP and LVT.
  • Mannington-Adura: Specializes in high-end designs with exceptional durability and style.

DuraCeramic: A Special Mention

DuraCeramic stands out as a unique LVT option. It combines the luxury of ceramic tiles with the versatility of vinyl. Its features include:

  • ScotchGard Protector: This adds an extra layer of protection against stains and spills, making maintenance even easier.
  • Design Versatility: DuraCeramic tiles come in various shapes and sizes, allowing for custom design layouts that can fit any room’s aesthetic.

Choosing the Right Vinyl Flooring

Selecting the right vinyl flooring involves considering the specific needs of each space:

  • Traffic Levels: High-traffic areas benefit from thicker and more durable vinyl.
  • Moisture Exposure: Areas prone to moisture should opt for vinyl with enhanced water resistance.
  • Aesthetic Goals: Consider what material (wood, stone, tile) you wish to emulate and select a style that aligns with your overall interior design.


LVP and LVT flooring are excellent choices for anyone looking to upgrade their flooring with a durable, attractive, and low-maintenance option. Carpet Gallery’s extensive selection ensures that there’s a style to meet any need, and their expert staff can help guide you through the selection and installation process. Whether you’re renovating a home or fitting out a commercial space, consider the versatile solutions offered by luxury vinyl flooring.

This comprehensive guide should provide you with the essential information needed to make informed decisions about luxury vinyl flooring, underlining the practical benefits and the aesthetic versatility it offers.

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