Five reasons why LVT floors are better than hardwoods
Vinyl has come along way since those cheap and nasty floor tiles at your Grandma’s house. Today’s next-generation LVT floors (short for Luxury Vinyl Tile, or Luxury Vinyl Planks) are quickly becoming the most requested flooring option among homeowners. We know that choosing the right flooring can be a difficult task. Many people love the authentic look and warm feel of hardwood floors, but the high price point and susceptibility to damage often causes people to consider cheaper alternatives such as laminate flooring (which comes with its own set of downsides).
Devine Color Floor’s range of LVT floors are neither hardwood nor laminate, and here’s five reasons why they’re better than both.
1. Visually Breathtaking
When Gretchen Schauffler started Devine Color®, she focused on simple color, reflective qualities, and luscious finishes. Her colors had to make the walls come alive. Then she realized that the biggest wall in any room is under our feet. Today's high-tech printing capabilities allow us to create incredibly detailed prints that look just like real wood and stone, in perfect colors and tones, every time.
2. Dent, Fire and Moisture Resistant
Devine Color Floors are incredibly tough. Made from materials designed for high-traffic, commercial settings, they are virtually impossible to scratch or dent. And while damaged wood or laminate can be expensive to fix or replace, dents in Devine Color Floor are designed to expand and recover — all by themselves.
3. Permanent AND Replaceable
The revolutionary patented Devine Contact adhesion system creates a bond that is both permanent and easily replaceable. And unlike laminate flooring, if you only need to replace a small section of your Devine Color Floor, you don't have to replace the whole room. It's so easy, you can do it yourself.
4. Sound Absorbing
While our synthetic floors look as authentic as real wood, they sound more like carpet. With LVT by Devine Color Floor, you can say goodbye to the echo and reverb caused by hardwood flooring — and you won't hear them saying it back.
5. Formaldehyde Free, Zero VOC, and Phthalate Free
Go green! Devine Color Floors are Formaldehyde Free, Zero VOC, and Phthalate Free, meaning they don't contain any of the harmful chemicals that can affect you and your air quality. You can breathe easy knowing that Devine Color Floors are FloorScore® Certified, meaning that they meet the highest of indoor air quality requirements. You won't see these floors on 60 Minutes!
If you're wanting to see for yourself what all the fuss is about, check out our locations page to find a Devine Color Floor dealer near you. All of our dealers have friendly staff who would love to talk to you about all the benefits of LVT, as well as the pros and cons of hardwoods, laminates, carpets, tiles and more.
FloorScore® was developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) together with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) to test and certify flooring products for compliance with indoor air quality emission requirements adopted in California.