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Waterproof Floors: LVP vs. RVP vs. Tile

2 min read
Published on September 24, 2018

Waterproof Floors:LVP vs. RVP vs. Tile: What's the Difference?

Waterproof floors are not only ideal for bathrooms, laundry rooms, or other places where water spills may be common, but also living rooms or anywhere else in the home.

With all the options for waterproof floors, you may not know where to start. We’ll break down the main differences between the three types of waterproof floors we sell: LVPRVP, and Porcelain Tile.

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)

Luxury vinyl plank is an affordable waterproof wood-look flooring option that has great warmth and texture underfoot and installs with peel-and-stick, glue-down, or click-together ease.

Out of the three options, this is the most budget-friendly. However, it still offers superior scuff and wear resistance and those realistic wood looks you want.

These floors are easy to clean and often include a warranty of 30 years or more. (Tranquility Malted Oak LVP pictured below)

Luxury vinyl plank is an affordable waterproof wood-look flooring option that has great warmth and texture underfoot and installs with peel-and-stick, glue-down, or click-together ease.

Out of the three options, this is the most budget-friendly. However, it still offers superior scuff and wear resistance and those realistic wood looks you want. These floors are easy to clean and often come with a great warranty of 30 years or more.

 

Tranquility 3mm Malted Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
Tranquility 3mm Malted Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

 

Rigid Vinyl Plank (RVP)

Engineered, or Rigid vinyl plank has the durability and waterproof features of LVP floors, but it adds the quick and easy installation homeowners frequently look for in laminates. It has an innovative, rigid core that clicks together easily, making it easy to DIY.

Like LVP, it stands up to heavy traffic, and what sets it apart from LVP is its rigid stone-based core, providing the best stability.

For your home, condo, or apartment, it may be the choice for you.

CoreLuxe Ultra Urban Loft Ash Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring
CoreLuxe Ultra Urban Loft Ash Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porcelain Tile

Our tiles come in a variety of styles – both wood and stone. They feature a high-definition image on porcelain tile.

These floors can be installed in both residential and commercial projects because of their durability, and they can also be used for wall backsplashes.

Tile typically holds up better over time than hardwood or vinyl, but the installation of tile is different from the vinyl planks above – it requires grout and mortar installation, making its installation a little more involved than that of LVP or RVP.

Once you decide which of these floors is best for your space based on this breakdown, check out the array of styles on the LL Flooring website or a showroom close to you. Teams are here to help.

 

Avella Ultra Boardwalk Oak Porcelain Tile
Avella Ultra Boardwalk Oak Porcelain Tile

 

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