What is LVT Flooring?

LVT flooring, (luxury vinyl tile), is the ideal combination of everything a flooring product should be – elegantly designed, highly durable, and easy to maintain. With LVT, you can authentically mirror the look of natural materials, but with a product that is built to withstand commercial environments. LVT means not having to sacrifice high-quality design for industrial utility.

What is LVT Flooring?

Benefits of LVT Flooring

Beautifully Designed Flooring

Beautiful Designs

LVT comes in different designs, with options ranging from authentic woodgrains to pops of bright color.

Unparalleled Durability

Unparalleled Durability

Our unique manufacturing method gives our LVT flooring an unmatched level of durability for all settings.

Sustainable

Sustainable

LVT flooring is not only built to last for years to come, it also meets WELL and LEED certification standards, and is manufactured with non-phthalate plasticizers.

Maintenance

Easy to Maintain

For most types of vinyl flooring, a simple two-bucket cleaning system will do. LVT is also naturally stain and scuff resistant.

Crafted for Strength & Style

To create the durability and authentic look of natural materials in LVT, a highly technical and rigorous process is required. At Parterre, we manufacture all of our LVT using the hot press method. This heat infused hands-on construction involves a baking process that fuses each layer of vinyl together. This level of craftsmanship helps create the strongest, clearest and highest quality LVT available.

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  1. Backing

  2. Print Design Layer

  3. Wear Layer

Our LVT is comprised of multiple layers to ensure maximum clarity and quality.

BACKING: Three layers of backing stacked and individually rotated to create a stronger locking system. Then it is fused together using the hot press method to create the base.

PRINT DESIGN LAYER: The authentic photograph film design creates both a strikingly vibrant and texturized design in each plank and tile.

WEAR LAYER: To ensure maximum durability and long-lasting use, all LVT flooring has a wear layer on the surface to protect the design integrity of the flooring.

Types of LVT

Myths About LVT

Most myths surrounding luxury vinyl flooring are left over from the days of sheet laminate that was frequently used before the turn of the century. Today, here are a few common misconceptions about LVT and its quality.

Myth #1. It Will Wear Down Easily

This myth speaks to laminate flooring products that are cheaply made with low-quality design printing processes that literally disappear under lots of wear and tear. With vinyl flooring, the thoughtful design and construction of each collection, combined with the durable wear layers, ensures the designs will not fade away.

Myth #2. It’s One Dimensional

Because lower-end laminate and vinyl flooring use less expensive raw materials without using a textured wearlayer, the design layers are printed without texture. The hot press method embeds real texture into each product that you can truly see and feel.

Myth #3. It’s the Same as Laminate

It’s not! They have entirely different construction processes and are made from very different materials. LVT is far more durable and can withstand exposure to moisture, which laminate flooring cannot.

Myth #4. Upkeep is Difficult

Many people assume that LVT flooring must be buffed, polished, waxed and even mopped frequently to maintain its look and integrity. Because LVT is naturally scuff, stain and water resistant, and it’s built with ease-of-maintenance in mind, a simple two-bucket system is all that is required for LVT flooring.

LVT Frequently Asked Questions

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Technical Resources

Our commercial vinyl flooring and engineered surfaces are among the most versatile and durable vinyl flooring and wall options available.