In the Oahu and Honolulu area, luxury vinyl tile is a popular option thanks to its impressive ability to imitate more expensive flooring options at a much lower cost. At Floor Coverings International of Oahu, we offer a wide selection of luxury vinyl tiles for you to choose from.

Durable Tile Construction

Luxury vinyl tile’s construction differs from traditional vinyl tile in two main ways. These differences are in the tile’s thickness and top coating. Luxury vinyl tile, or LVT is usually designed with a much thicker base or mid layer that helps to increase the tile’s life span. A thick top coating also protects against gouges and scratches that can occur over time. These added elements of durability make LVT a great option for high-traffic areas like the hall or kitchen.

Pros

The primary benefits of LVT are its affordability and durability, but we also love how fast the installation process can be.  Installation shouldn’t take more than a day, and you won’t have to wait for sealants or finishes to dry because each tile comes prefinished. LVT is also very easy to clean once it’s installed. It should be swept regularly and mopped periodically with a mild cleaner. Anyone can keep up with that!

Cons

Though LVT is very easy to clean, it is important that you take the time to care for it. This is because, though LVT is durable, if too many dirt particles or other debris get stuck in between the tiles some damage can occur. Like most tile, LVT can also become slippery when wet. It’s best to make use of a mat in the entryway, and to choose a different kind of flooring for the stairs to be safe.

Tile Options

At Floor Coverings International in Oahu, we offer LVT from a range of trusted brands. Some of the most popular styles include tiles that imitate hardwood like cherry, oak and maple, along with those that look like travertine, stone, and marble tile. We partner with industry-leading manufacturers like Armstrong, Mannington & Shaw to bring you competitive prices on a wide range of quality flooring.

Call Floor Coverings International of Oahu today to schedule your free in-home consultation! Our design associates are happy to help you choose the perfect luxury vinyl tile for your home.