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Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Flooring

Located in Cincinnati, The Rug Gallery is the best place to come for all your luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the perfect LVT flooring solution for your home or office.

We offer a wide variety of styles, colors, textures, and patterns, in addition to helpful advice on installation and maintenance. With our selection, you are sure to find something that meets your needs while also staying within your budget.

We carry our own line of LVT flooring called Luxury Performance Flooring. In addition to all the features listed above, it boasts a cork lining, which makes standing for long periods of time much more comfortable than on ordinary hard surfaces. It also comes in a range of finishes from barn wood to tile and marble to granite. Each pattern repeat is so large and spaced out that it’s practically unnoticeable.


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LVT Flooring Installation

Luxury Performance Flooring can be installed anywhere in your home and over any type of flooring. From the kitchen to your living room and bathroom, this is a sturdy and attractive option. It can even be installed over uneven surfaces, making it a great option for basements!

Our luxury vinyl tile has a no-fuss installation process. There is no cutting involved, and our certified installers even take care of moving furniture out of and back into the area being floored. Our installers have a wealth of training and experience, so you can be confident that your floor will be installed to your satisfaction the first time.

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LVT Flooring Frequently Asked Questions

The Rug Gallery is ready to answer all your questions about luxury vinyl tile flooring! With LVT, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a stylish, sophisticated appearance without the hassle of maintenance or installation. The long-lasting durability and beautiful designs of LVT make them perfect for any room in your home. At The Rug Gallery, we have years of experience working with LVT and can help you choose the look that will best suit your needs. Our friendly staff is happy to answer all your questions about these amazing flooring solutions.

Luxury vinyl tile, also known as LVT flooring, may be the perfect fit for your home. Vinyl flooring may seem like something from your grandmother’s kitchen, but with this new type of flooring you can have the benefits of vinyl with the look and feel of a modern hardwood, tile, or even concrete floor.

LVT is a multi-layered flooring system that is designed to look like the real thing—wood, stone, etc. These layers consist of a bottom cork layer (other brands may use foam or another material), a rigid layer that provides the support for the tile/plank, the vinyl film onto which the design is printed, and a wear layer on top.

At The Rug Gallery, our product has a core layer made up of a durable, wood/plastic composite material that provides the primary support for the life-proof technology. The top layer is a tough acrylic material that guarantees a nearly scratch-resistant experience.

One of the best things about LVT is that it is very easy to clean. All you need to clean LVT flooring is a damp mop or rag. At The Rug Gallery, we don’t recommend the use of typical household detergents or cleaners. There are some cleaners on the market that are made specifically for LVT floors, but unless there is a big mess that needs to be cleaned, we recommend just using a damp mop.

Installing LVT is as easy as scoring it and snapping it into place. Some types of LVT have a locking system that clicks into place, and some have to be glued down like ceramic tile. At The Rug Gallery, our product has a simple installation process. We simply score it, cut it to size, tuck it under the lip of the previous panel, and click it into place. It’s that simple!

LVT is amazing! When compared to other types of flooring, very few can come close to the durability and beauty LVT flooring provides. For example, hardwood floors are beautiful but can experience a variety of issues such as staining, water damage, scratches, and more. Luxury vinyl tile can give you the same look but with the added benefits of being waterproof and pet-proof.

LVT is priced by the square foot. Prices can be as low as $1 per square foot and can go all the way up to $10 per square foot. This price does not include installation fees.

One thing to note about purchasing LVT is that it is sold by the cart/box rather than simply by the foot. For example, if you have a 64 sq. ft. space that needs LVT and it’s sold in 30 sq. ft. cartons, you would have to purchase three cartons to ensure you can cover the entire space.  

Another factor in the price of LVT is the thickness of the top acrylic layer, which is also referred to as the wear layer. The top wear layer can run from as thin as 6mm all the way to 30mm. The 6-8mm range is what you would find at a big box store. This provides less quality for a cheaper price. At The Rug Gallery, we provide LVT that falls into the 20-30mm range for higher durability and an overall higher quality. Overall, the industry standard suggests a 20mm or greater wear layer.

We do not recommend using LVT in the shower, but we do recommend putting it in the bathroom since the luxury vinyl tile we sell at The Rug Gallery is waterproof. Please note that not all LVT is waterproof, but our product is.

Luxury vinyl tile is a plastic/vinyl product. It is made of several layers that may consist of foam, cork, plastic/wood composite, and vinyl.

The length of time that LVT will last mostly depends on the amount of use it will get. Some warranties guarantee that the product will last 20–25 years, but it’s entirely dependent on how much wear and tear the LVT will experience. For example, luxury vinyl tile that is in a room that is rarely used will last a lot longer than LVT which is placed in a high-traffic, high-impact environment. If you have a busy household with pets, children, etc., we recommend a 20mm or higher wear layer.

One of the great things about LVT is that it comes up as easily as it was installed, so changing the look of a room once the flooring begins to wear down is quite simple

LVT and LVP are exactly the same. The only difference is that the “P” stands for “plank” rather than “tile.” These planks are 5–6 feet in length whereas tiles can be shorter to give a different look to the flooring.

Needing underlayment for LVT flooring depends entirely on the floor beneath. At The Rug Gallery, we make this decision when we come to measure. Unlike other big box stores, we do not charge for the measurement phase of installment.

Yes, you can lay LVT flooring on concrete. In fact, laying LVT over concrete is very common, making it a great choice for basements. There are certain things you have to deal with when laying LVT over concrete (i.e., molding the LVT to go around a drain or putting down substrate to level out the flooring), but as a whole, it is one of the easier flooring types to lay LVT over.

Yes, you can put heavy furniture on LVT flooring. There are some types that may dent if the weight is very heavy, but as a whole, you can put heavy furniture down and it won’t damage the LVT.

No, you cannot grout luxury vinyl tile. There is LVT flooring that can look like it’s grouted, but what you’re actually seeing is paint or part of the vinyl design.

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.

Luxury vinyl tile is incredibly durable. In fact, we often say it is more durable than ceramic or hardwood flooring. Ceramic tiles can crack and hardwood floors can scratch, but LVT is highly durable and scratch-proof.

LVT flooring definitely increases home value. A hard surface is an indication of a high-quality home when compared with carpet, and with all the benefits of LVT, it can increase the value of a home significantly.

LVT flooring is an excellent choice for your home’s flooring. It is extremely durable, comes in numerous attractive styles, and is much less expensive than many other types of flooring. The unique texture of LVT also provides superior comfort underfoot as opposed to other materials. The warranty that The Rug Gallery offers on all our LVT products will give you peace of mind for years to come. Stop by The Rug Gallery today for more information about LVT and let us help you find the perfect fit for your home.