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Features and Benefits of LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile)

10 Mar 2021 by Archiline

Luxury vinyl tiles look more sophisticated than the traditional vinyl tiles. It is a part of “resilient flooring” that includes rubber and sheet-vinyl. The base layer of this tile is primarily made of polyvinyl chloride, offering stability and flexibility. On top of the base layer is a decorative PVC film.

Features and Benefits

Here are some of the features and benefits of LV tiles:

• These tiles are durable as well as cost-effective compared to flooring choices including, stone, ceramic and hardwood

• Maintenance of LV is easy. The recommended procedure to clean these tiles is simple damp mopping. It doesn’t require refinishing, regrouting or resealing that is common for hardwood or engineered-wood floors

• LV tiles are easy to install. With the right instructions and tools, anyone can install them at home without any professional help. A simple glue-down system can also be used for installation

• These are flexible, stable and can be easily replaced

LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) is available in a wide range of colors, styles and sizes, perfect for residential and commercial use. It is a cost-effective option for anyone who wants a stone, tile or realistic wooden look. With the help of photographic and printing technologies, it has become easy to mimic the look and texture of real wood or stone products in these tiles.

LV flooring includes LV tiles as well as planks. These are available in plank form because it imitates solid wooden flooring. Price, style and durability are three important factors due to which these have gained popularity. They look so realistic that people even get specially formulated grout to get stone-like look.

Apart from wood and stone looks, you can also get them in different block colors, graphic patterns and popular textures such as indented steel panels and mosaic pebbles. Since these tiles are installed as a ‘floating floor’, they are a perfect option for people who want to keep changing their flooring to get a new look.

Initially, vinyl tiles were used in areas such as laundry room, kitchen and bathroom due to its resistance to water and durability. But today, with the availability of new styles, they are being used even in bedrooms, living rooms and conference rooms. LVT is also ideal for hospital flooring or any other busy healthcare environment where durability as well as cleanliness is of high importance.

If you don’t want to seek professional help in installing these tiles, you can DIY with the right tools and technique. The substrate that the LV tile will be applied to should be in a good condition. It should be of a suitable material and clean.

Based on the tile you buy, there are two methods of installing LV. In the first method, tiles stick easily with the recommended adhesive whereas in the second method, no adhesive is required because the tiles have a tape down or interlocking system. No matter which installation method is used, it is important to follow the guidelines and recommendations made by the manufacturing company.

Archiline
Philippines
ARCHI-LINE INC. was founded by its President who saw himself working for his father’s roofing and roof trusses company while still in college. Ten years later, in 1990, he incorporated his own roofing and architectural materials supply company, ARCHI-LINE, INC. Archi-line Inc is an importer, distributor and specialty contractor of the best brands in roofing materials: OWENS CORNING SHINGLES (USA and South Korea), DECRA ROOFING TILES, A Fletcher Building Company of New Zealand, DS STONECOATED ROOFING TILES of South Korea, M-CLASS Japanese Ceramic Tiles using Japanese Technology, manufactured in Indonesia, and our very own, SAN MARCO CONCRETE ROOF TILES. Archi-line was set-up with values learned from the owner’s initial foray into roofing and truss business: straight, honest talk, solutions provider, sincere and prompt customer service. These being the foundation for ARCHI-LINE, INC.We have successfully worked with the top and the biggest Architects, Contractors, Real Estate Developers and Homeowners in the country, providing them not just their roofing requirements but also proper solutions to complicated roofing problems. Roofing, after all, is not just an aesthetic material but a real functional requirement to any home or building.Today, Archi-line, Inc. has the longest, most in-depth technical knowledge in roofing installation (38 years). We have roofed more than a thousand residential, commercial and institutional projects since our incorporation 28 years ago. Over the years, we have also diversified to other products to complement other architectural material requirements of the local market:- Bubble Insulation with Aluminum Foil- Glass Wool Insulation- Rockwool Insulation- XPS Extruded Polystyrene Thermal Insulation, for Walls and Concrete Roof Deck- XPS BOARD for Concrete Roof Decks- Vinyl Sidings and Soffits- Luxury Vinyl Tile/Planks in Wood Series, Carpet & Concrete Styles- Interior Vinyl Walls and Ceiling CladdingThrough hard work, integrity and trust in the God Almighty, Archi-line has excelled through the good and difficult periods of the building materials industry.Our operational, technical and sales personnel are also trained and orientated not just to the selling aspects (models, profiles, colors, textures), but more importantly, to the technical aspects of each of our product such as life span of the product, component details, product specifications and optimized performance systems.Our main commitment is our customers’ satisfaction on product performance. Good product performance comes from a learned appreciation of correct and proper installation system. Here, we do not cut corners.

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