What’s the difference between luxury vinyl planks and luxury vinyl tile?

What’s the difference between luxury vinyl planks and luxury vinyl tile?

If you consider luxury vinyl for your home redecoration, you might want to know the difference between luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile. Today, we will look at both. So follow below to find out the differences and similarities.

Luxury vinyl plank and tile are different, but the same

The only real difference between tile (LVT) and plank (LVP) is the format. Grout can be used with the tile to enhance its appearance. This is great for your more formal rooms. Planks are more flexible than the tile, and they mold the subfloor very closely.

However, their similarities are what draw homeowners to it. It has exceptional benefits like amazing visuals, outstanding durability, and a long lifespan. These benefits work together to make luxury vinyl one of the most sought-after floorings in the market today.

Luxury vinyl is constructed in layers, with the lowest layer the backing layer. So it is waterproof and prevents mold and mildew from growing. The core layer is waterproof PVC vinyl, and the next layer is the design layer or imaging layer. This layer has the desired image with depth to it. It is a 3D image. So you can’t see the nicks or gouges in the flooring. The top layer is a melamine covering, resistant to scratches, dents, and scuffs.


Because of the nature of luxury vinyl, it is entirely waterproof through and through. The imaging layer to the top layer will not peel, warp, or curl when exposed to water from the core to the backing. The luxury vinyl retains its features no matter how long the exposure is.

Find the best LVT and LVP for your home

Showcase of Floors is an excellent place to find luxury vinyl that will suit your home. Please take advantage of our extensive inventory of luxury vinyl. Our experienced staff will work with you to find your home's correct pattern and style. We want you to have the best results from our store.

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, MD. We serve Glen Burnie, Lake Shore, Green Haven, Northeast Anne, Arundel County, and South Baltimore. Don't hesitate to see us when you are ready for a flooring upgrade. Visit us today!