If you sit inside the Curbio office for a day, you’ll probably hear the the acronym “LVT” said at least 100 times. And if you’re not on top of home design trends, then you may be wondering, “Why LVT?” or maybe even, “What is LVT?”
LVT stands for luxury vinyl tile, and it’s a waterproof flooring material. A lot of people use laminate in spaces like kitchens and bathrooms where water may be a concern, but laminate isn’t actually waterproof. If water sits on it, the material will swell and you’ll need to replace it. While LVT is a little higher end than laminate, it looks more modern and is better able to stand the test of time…and water! Furthermore, when you replace damaged tile, laminate, or linoleum with LVT, you add to the resale value of your home.
General contractors and home improvement specialists commonly use luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl in renovations and new construction. The tile is made to look like, well, tile and comes in a number of colors. The tile is glued down rather than snapped together on top of the existing floor like LVP. The planks are generally made to look like hardwood. Because they snap together, they exist more as a “floating floor” on top of the ground beneath it.
Luxury vinyl (LVT and LVP) is a modern option
We take on a lot of kitchen and bathroom renovations. Therefore, we’re able to quickly source and install LVT and LVP. After installation, the flooring gives homes a cleaner, modernized look that current homebuyers desire. The flooring is durable and the materials stand up to moisture and usage better than other, cheaper options. Durability and easy maintenance are key concerns for homebuyers, especially millennials, who now make up about 40% of the home buying population.
Our home improvement specialists install LVT and LVP materials in homes because they’re cost effective. They also look great and are easy to maintain. These are three of the main qualifiers for Curbio’s curated selection of materials.
When not to use luxury vinyl
Its durability and water resistance makes it a great material to increase value in rental properties, kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. However, we don’t always choose luxury vinyl for our properties. While the material is durable and stands up to water well, it’s softer than hardwood and tile. Because of this, tile and hardwood floors are sometimes worth the investment in higher-end homes.
Upgrade your floors with Curbio
From LVT to hardwood restoration and carpet replacement, Curbio helps homeowners and real estate agents across the country to increase home values. Our turnkey, comprehensive services complete strategic home improvement efficiently. Every homeowner can afford pre-listing improvements with our “pay-at-closing” price model.