Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP): what are they? If you’re on the lookout for flooring, you’ve probably heard their names and the associated buzz. In fact, LVT and LVP are both types of “Vinyl Plank,” a term that the public uses to encompass a new wave of vinyl floor coverings.
The industry calls it “Luxury Vinyl,” which is more accurate, but because the former is more popular, I will use ‘Vinyl Plank’ in telling you why it is such an excellent product.
In the past, vinyl used to be synonymous with Linoleum and VCT (Vinyl Composite Tile). Contemporary Vinyl Plank, however, is Vinyl reinvented: it has exceptionally detailed patterns and textures, it has impressive resilience and it is completely impermeable. Given its exceptional look and performance, it is not surprising that Vinyl Plank has become extremely popular in the short time since its release.