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Which Flooring Is Best For You: Luxury Vinyl Plank or Tile? - Impression Floor

Luxury vinyl plank and tile are two of the most popular choices for household, office and commercial building flooring among property owners. Not only is vinyl flooring rather easy to install and is 100% resistant against water damage, it also encompasses various elements of durability which may even allow for property owners to save on repair and replacement costs in the long run.  

If you are looking for an effective solution to using traditional carpet and/or ceramic tile flooring for your household, then vinyl plank flooring may be a great fit for you. Whether you should use vinyl plank or tile flooring can depend on where exactly the floors will be installed, among other factors as listed below:

Benefits of Choosing Vinyl Plank and Tile Flooring

The click-on or glue-down designed luxury vinyl planks are especially popular among homeowners for a quick and easy installation process. Newer luxury vinyl tiles can even have heat insulation installed in them for accommodating warmth in preparation for the changing seasons. There are three primary methods for installing luxury vinyl products:

  1. Click-lock
  2. Glue-down
  3. Loose-lay

When Should I Use Vinyl Plank or Tile Flooring?

On one hand, large, continuous spaces such as living rooms and commercial buildings can benefit from a glue-down vinyl due to the ease of installation. While loose-lay and glue-down installations are suitable for all types of large spaces, loose-lay luxury vinyl flooring is the recommended option for basements, recreation rooms and larger dens alike.

On the other hand, smaller rooms can also greatly benefit from vinyl flooring. When it comes to your kitchen and bathrooms, either vinyl plank or vinyl tile would be ideal and are highly recommended. Kitchens and bathrooms are some of the most common areas for these products as the flooring is more likely to get wet from sinks, showers, refrigerators, and more. That’s why water-resistant vinyl flooring is highly recommended for rooms with open sources for water. 

At Impression Floors, we recommend our best sellers listed here (Kelowna Vinyl Plank) for the brands’ renowned standard of quality, well-praised feedback on durability and luxury style(without breaking the bank), as opposed to choosing to use the more costly options of either real wood or ceramic tile flooring.

Precautions to Take with Vinyl Plank and Tile Flooring

One of the greatest ongoing concerns with using vinyl flooring is whether the plank or tile would react poorly against heat exposure. Formulas for vinyl flooring have been improving over the years, but manufacturers have standardized the practice of placing safety labels on the products, which warn against exposing vinyl flooring to direct sunlight, as to reduce the user’s chance of creating wear and tear damage over time.

Throughout the years, vinyl manufacturers have come up with tried and true formulas to create the highest standard of quality vinyl plank and tile flooring so that homeowners can rest with an understanding of the durability from the type of flooring they choose for their property. 

Impression Floors is Here to Help

Our team at Impression Floors keeps up to date on all of the latest products and technologies. For example, our glue-down luxury vinyl planks will never develop gaps over time, even as the temperature or humidity fluctuates throughout the seasons.

Purchasing your vinyl plank flooring from Impression Floors comes with the option of our full-service luxury vinyl floor installation, which includes:

  • In-home colour consultation and site survey
  • Installation planning and project management
  • Site preparation, floor leveling and disposal of old flooring
  • Delivery of the new luxury vinyl floor
  • Installation
  • Touch-ups
  • Clean-up

If you are interested in learning more about vinyl plank and tile flooring contact us directly at +1-250-869-2703to speak with a vinyl flooring specialist representative today!