The only real difference between the two is the form. Both are considered design options for luxury vinyl flooring. Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) is in strips and mounted on boards to mimic hardwood. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is in the form of squares that can be grouted to add to the visuals of the tile.

Alternatives to genuine stone, wood, or tile

LVP can give you a wood-look in the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. You can turn your bathroom into a spa-like area with marble-look or granite-look tile. Do you want to turn your basement into a man-cave with cherry or oak-look floors? What about changing your child’s playroom into a retro style? All of these are possible with LVT and LVP.

Luxury vinyl flooring- an excellent value for your dollar

Also known as LVF, it is a 100% waterproof material that is highly durable. It is low maintenance and easy installation. It can withstand the heaviest wear from children and pets and is considered one of the most friendly kid and pet products on the market. It may be a hard surface, but it has good traction, so running kids and pets can stop quickly.


LVP and LVT are five times thicker than the original vinyl aid and are comprised of multiple layers. This includes a waterproof backing layer to prevent mold and mildew. The core is next, and it is a PVC material that is vinyl, flexible, and waterproof. The design layer is where 3-D photography comes into play. It is micro-beveled and embossed for textured features and depth. Finally, melamine is the top layer, a transparent, strong layer that guards against scratches and scuffs.

Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) is perfect for residential and commercial flooring. You can learn more about it by visiting our showroom in Shelburne, VT. Elegant Floors serves St. George, Richmond, Vergennes, and Burlington. You will find our staff is friendly and knowledgeable about LVF and eager to help you in your project. Stop by today!