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Vinyl Plank Flooring vs PVC Flooring

There are a variety of options in the flooring world and sometimes things get confusing. We’re here to bring some clarity to the table! Vinyl floors are made up of polyvinyl chloride. As such, they are known as polyvinyl floors, PVC (in its shortened form) while others refer to them simply as vinyl floors. These floors are also known as luxury vinyl flooring. In other words, all of these terms refer to the SAME product.

What are the Differences Between Luxury Vinyl Tile and Luxury Vinyl Planks?

While vinyl flooring is a general and broad term for the type of flooring, LVT and LVP flooring describes the specific style of vinyl flooring.

  • Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring refers to luxury vinyl products that look like stone or ceramic tile, the acronym is often used to describe both tile and plank products. The most popular type of LVT today is rigid core LVT which is most similar to natural tile and stone.
  • Luxury Vinyl Planks is luxury vinyl flooring that looks like wood planks in everything from color to species. Like LVT, rigid core LVP is the most popular option as it most closely resembles hardwood planks. 

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