Groutable vinyl tiles provide an attractive and easy to maintain natural stone look to any space, but comes without all the fuss of a real stone floor. Luxury vinyl tiles are naturally resistant to water and are virtually a waterproof flooring option making it perfect for use as basement flooring, bathroom flooring, and other moisture prone spaces. Our groutable vinyl tile flooring comes in different sizes and shapes, including large format and a smaller hexagon shape. These lvt tiles can even be installed with a mix and match assortment in color, providing for a truly unique look across the whole floor.
Does the attractive and rich look of natural stone flooring catch your eye? It catches our eye too, however, all too often the price tag puts a knot in our stomachs. Vinyl groutable flooring tiles give you the real stone look that we all love but spares the hefty price that comes with the real deal. With a low cost compared to natural stone, vinyl tiles come with a naturally easy maintenance and can even be installed on any level of the home!
These vinyl tiles are designed to be glued down for permanent installation. Gluing vinyl can require a little bit more care and expertise, to ensure the floor does not move. The necessary glue for the installation is a pressure sensitive adhesive so that the tile can be quickly and easily pulled up and placed into position correctly in the case a positioning error is made.
Groutable vinyl tile flooring provides a unique stone tile look and feel but does not come with any of the difficulties and maintenance of real tile flooring. The grout lines help to tie the whole look together and put the finishing touch on your stone look floors.
Think of a wear layer as the protective coating for paint on a car. The wear layer helps to protect the flooring from scuffs, dents, scratches, gouging, etc. As a rule of thumb, the thicker the wear layer, the better resistance to damage. Additionally, products with thicker wear layers typically come with longer warranties. They can also stand up to a higher amount of foot traffic. The thickness is measured in mils, with 1 mil being approximately equal in thickness to a page in a telephone book. Remember, it is always important to have entrance mats at doorways to remove excess dirt and rocks from shoes which could be tracked in and scratch the floor surface.
Thickness of a tile can go hand in hand with the tile’s durability and longevity. A thin tile that gets a decent amount of foot traffic may show quicker wear than a thicker tile. For instance, if something heavy is dropped and gouges a thin tile it may be more noticeable than if a thicker tile is damaged. Often, thicker tiles have a sturdier construction, making them more durable and long-lasting.