Does Luxury Vinyl Tile look cheap?
Luxury vinyl tile can look cheap if you go with a cheap brand. The two elements that influence whether or not LVT looks cheap is the repeat pattern and the feel of the material.
Cheap LVT has a very obvious, close repeat pattern and has a shiny, plastic-looking sheen to it. High-quality LVT has a repeating pattern that is much more spread out, resulting in very few repeats over the surface area it covers. In addition, the material is designed to look exactly like the flooring it’s mimicking. For example, a polished hardwood floor would have a nice shine to it, but a matte concrete look wouldn’t reflect as much light and therefore look more natural.