What’s the difference between luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile?

Luxury vinyl flooring brings an upscale look to a room. It's waterproof, durable, and stain, and scratch-resistant. This synthetic alternative to natural flooring materials is a great flooring choice for every space in the home, from the basement to the bedrooms. Folks who live in the Welland, Ontario, the area can view a wide variety of vinyl flooring and enjoy personalized service at UA-1 Flooring Welland. Our family-owned business has been serving the area since 1972.


Luxury vinyl plank, or LVP, looks like hardwood flooring. Although hardwood styles are available, luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, looks like stone or ceramic flooring. Planks and tiles are composed of four layers. The backing layer cushions the core layer, while the surface wear layer protects the wood or tile design. Regardless of whether you prefer LVP or LVT, it's best to choose a product that has a thick wear layer. A 20+ mil surface layer offers maximum durability.


Most LVP is designed for floating flooring installation. Planks interlock so installers can construct a floor that floats above the subfloor. Underlayment is placed between the subfloor and flooring to even out minor subfloor imperfections and enhances the floor's performance. While floating LVT is available, glue-down brands are popular, too. Loose lay luxury vinyl is a third option. Planks or tiles butt together and use friction to grip the subfloor.

In addition to a great selection of child- and pet-friendly LVP and LVT, A-1 Flooring Welland offers services that include commercial and residential installation and rug binding. Flooring estimates are free. We bring our services to Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Fort Erie, Dunnville, and nearby Ontario. Our friendly flooring specialists can help you get started with your luxury vinyl flooring upgrade.