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LVT flooring is currently one of the hottest products in the flooring market, and its use in commercial facilities, hospitals and furniture is growing rapidly. It not only squeezed the market share of other products in polyethylene flooring, but also products such as hardwood floors, tile and even carpet. One of the advantages of LVT is that it has a high degree of imitation.
The surface texture and embossing effect make it almost indistinguishable from imitations. In addition, LVT is very different from traditional plastic floor coverings made of thick sheets, and its shape and size conform to popular specifications. LVT luxury vinyl floors are also thoughtful when it comes to installation. Or use a certain overlapping structure, or use self-adhesive technology, or directly adhere to the floor substrate, and can also be equipped with special bottom layers to meet various requirements.
LVT floor production process
In the middle of the last century, Kentile first introduced polyethylene floor tiles. Over the past decade, innovations in LVT design and performance have increased the development potential of such products. Over the past few decades, LVT luxury vinyl flooring has relied heavily on imports in the U.S. market. There are several domestic manufacturers. Some companies operating LVT cooperate with foreign manufacturers. Many LVT products are produced in Asia. Many products in Asia are low-cost, but there are also some high-priced products and designs that rival Western products.
LVT floor has important advantages for various floor materials
Compared to tiles, they are comparable in color, texture, resolution, and simulation, but LVT is lighter, more flexible, warmer, more comfortable to walk, less expensive, and easier to install. Compared to hardwood floors, the visuals are the same, but LVT performs much better, is easier to maintain, is less prone to scratches and scratches, and is inexpensive, especially compared to imported high-priced wood floors. Compared to other flooring materials, LVT flooring is reasonably priced. Compared to VCTs, VCTs have much lower upfront costs, but have much higher maintenance requirements and are much less designed. Therefore, in the commercial field, the woes of VCT are mainly caused by the rise of LVT. In the domestic field, the growing market share of LVT mainly comes from floor leather, because the simulation effect of LVT cannot be compared with floor leather.
Compared to laminate flooring, there are many similarities between the two. They deliberately mimic natural materials, mostly wood, have similar dimensions and specifications, and can be installed without glue. Laminate floors are cheaper and more scratch resistant. However, the core layer of laminate floors is fiberboard, which is more sensitive to changes in humidity, and without soundproofing, the sound will be crisp, but LVT does not have these problems. Therefore, LVT has been accepted by the commercial market and laminate floors have not yet been established there.