luxury vinyl tile samplesHere at Floor Coverings International Oahu, we offer a wide selection of luxury vinyl flooring for homeowners in Honolulu. Luxury vinyl tiles (or LVT) are an increasingly popular flooring choice since they mimic the look of more expensive flooring styles while providing the water resistance and durability of vinyl. Before you decide on luxury vinyl tiles, here are all the things you need to know.

About Luxury Vinyl Tile

Vinyl flooring was long thought to be the outdated kitchen flooring you would see in your grandparent’s house. However, vinyl has come a long way in recent years thanks to developments in technology. High-resolution printers now have the capability to imitate the look and feel of other flooring on vinyl tiles and planks. These printers emboss unique images on each plank and also engrave unique textures on each one to mimic flooring like hardwood and stone.


Luxury vinyl tiles and planks are unlike any other vinyl on the market. In addition to closely resembling more expensive versions of hardwood, stone, and tile, they also are incredibly durable. Due to a special protective layer on each tile, luxury vinyl is safe from scratches and scuffmarks. Luxury vinyl is ideal for busy families with kids and pets.

In addition to being dent and scratch resistant, luxury vinyl tiles are also highly resistant to water. You can have the look of hardwood in areas like the bathroom and basement, where moisture would otherwise be a concern.

luxury vinyl tile kitchen floorVersatile

The durability and water resistance of luxury vinyl tile makes it an incredibly versatile flooring option for many areas of the home. The kitchen, bathroom, entryway, hallway, and basement will all benefit from the ease of luxury vinyl tile. You can have different looks in each room:  from hardwood-look in the kitchen, stone-look in the bathroom. The options are endless!


Luxury vinyl tiles are very easy to clean and maintain. They can be easily cleaned with water or a mild cleaning solution and can be vacuumed, swept, or mopped.

We partner with industry leading manufacturers including Armstrong, Mannington, and Shaw to provide you with a great selection of quality flooring options. Our partnerships allow us offer these products with superior service at competitive prices.

Are you interested in installing luxury vinyl tiles or planks in your Honolulu home? Our friendly experts at Floor Coverings International Oahu are here to help! Call us today for a complimentary consultation and a visit from our mobile showroom.

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