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Three Tips to Know Before Installing Luxury Vinyl Tile
Choosing the best commercial flooring for your business can create the ideal space for your employees to be successful and also be appealing to the clients’ eye. Luxury vinyl tile , or LVT, flooring can remain visually stunning for years, with a relatively low maintenance plan all while remaining durable. When it comes to choosing a flooring for your building, LVT has one of the longest life spans when maintained on a regular basis making it a great option for many spaces in a commercial setting. Tile floors not only last for years, they can also keep their aesthetic appeal with fairly low maintenance. And while the installation of luxury vinyl tile is a fairly straight forward process, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid some key mistakes.
Surface Protection is Important
Luxury vinyl tile is a good cost saver, but this does not mean that you should skimp on protection. Applying an acrylic finish provides a protective barrier that adds shine and longevity to your flooring. Unlike a wax finish, acrylic finish is more of a liquid based substance that is applied using a mop and bucket.
Regular Maintenance is Key
Even though LVT is resistant to wear and stains, it is not immune. You still have to maintain your LVT sensibly, being sure to wipe up spills quickly and sweeping regularly to remove abrasive materials to avoid scratching. Using the two-bucket system when mopping has proven to be an effective way of keeping LVT clean.
Repairs Can be Difficult
Luxury Vinyl Tile can be difficult to repair, especially if it is sheet vinyl. Taking a few precautionary steps to avoid damage can help your LVT last years longer. Implementing an interim-maintenance plan, and having a good surface protection finish are good tips to keep in mind before installing LVT.
Not only is the long-term durability and stability of your flooring selection important, so too is its long-lasting look and feel. Among the biggest benefits of selecting luxury vinyl flooring as part of your interior design project is its qualities related to clean-ability and maintenance. Keeping these three tips in mind before installing your luxury vinyl tile will help guarantee the protection of your flooring choice for years to come.