Vinyl Tile Flooring Vs Ceramic Tile Floorby Lisa C. Marketing Writer
Ceramic and luxury vinyl are affordable floor tiles in an era of expensive designer tiles. Thanks to the modern technology that these tiles can be used in almost any area of your home.
The similarity between vinyl tiles and ceramic tiles is that they can be available in almost any color or look. Simply put, both ceramic and vinyl planks are available in genuine stone and wood looks. But both the materials are completely different in terms of production process, components involved in manufacturing, and application suitability.
Here are some of the basic differences between ceramic tile floors and vinyl tile floors –
Vinyl Tiles –
- Luxury vinyl tiles are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). That means, they are a type of plastic sheet or tile. Each tile has four layers of material, the top most of which is protective coating and the bottom one is the base that provide the tile with strength.
- LVT floor is waterproof. Meaning, it can be used in wet areas like bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. Technically, they can be used in areas with moderate foot traffic.
- Vinyl flooring feels soft when walked upon.
Ceramic Tiles –
- Ceramic tiles are made from clay. The dough of clay (with color and other additives mixed) is given the shape of tile, which is taken to extreme high temperature to achieve hardness and hold its shape. The final product comes with a surface coating or finish that makes it waterproof, stain resistant, and scratch resistant.
- The tile can be used in a variety of indoor and outdoor projects, including your bathroom, kitchen, laundry, living room, entryway, and patio.
- The tile is easier to clean and it does not require special products for cleaning.
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