Although their make-up is essentially the same, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) differ. However, ultimately, the one main distinction between these two options is the shape. Simply put, planks resemble traditional wood flooring, whereas tiles are in your typical tile shape. Of course, in both instances, there are some exceptions, so do keep that in mind.

Why is luxury vinyl such a popular material?

The answer to this question lies in its unique appearance. Now, when we say amazing, this is truly meant by its impressive range of look-alike designs. Since vinyl has a graphic layer, you can essentially get that layer in any pattern, color, or style. So, if you're interested in hardwood floors but have a strict budget to maintain, then look no further than vinyl and its chameleonlike qualities. Or, as another example, if you’d like slate in your bathroom but want a material that’s a bit more comfortable underfoot, then an option, again, could indeed be a luxury vinyl installation.

But is LVP & LVT waterproof?

The answer to this is a resounding yes, as this material has fantastic waterproof capabilities. As such, vinyl tiles and planks make an excellent choice for rooms that see some (or a lot) of watery mishaps. So, for instance, if you'd like a plank installation in your kitchen or a tile installation in your entryway, you're assured of the perfect fit with vinyl flooring. Spills, moisture, or humidity making you wonder what surfacing to go for? The answer is clear: vinyl flooring!

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