Luxury vinyl planks and tiles (LVP / LVT) are multi-layered constructions that have a relatively firm surface and a characteristic bounce. This type of flooring is manufactured to withstand high-traffic and high-moisture areas of the home. Due to its advanced print technology, luxury vinyl flooring realistically replicates the look and texture of many natural materials like hardwood, stone and ceramic.
LVP and LVT flooring is built in two different ways: with Unilin Locking System (floating installation) or with a dry back (glued installation). LVP and LVT are coated with a wear layer unique on the market because it is formulated for Beaulieu to add anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties.
LVP and LVT are built of several layers:
The superior layer is a transparent wear layer, proprietary of Beaulieu, made of UV cured polyurethane to enhance stability and durability of the surface and to give the benefits mentioned above. The second layer is a virgin PVC decorative film that accurately replicates other hard surfaces look such as solid hardwood, stone and ceramic. The middle is made of a virgin PVC core and some products have a fibreglass mesh to help keep their shape despite temperature changes. Our dry back products are manufactured to be installed using direct glue down application. The last layer is a virgin PVC backing.
Luxury vinyl combines the look and feel of nature’s finest materials with advanced technology to create a stable surface. This flooring offers beneficial features such as water and stain resistance, enhanced durability for long-term use and cost effectiveness. Vinyl is not only a thermal insulator, reducing your home energy costs but it is also a sound insulator. Luxury vinyl products are fast and easy to install without the added difficulty of pattern matching.