Luxury vinyl tile can recreate the look of almost any flooring material with the durability and easy maintenance of regular vinyl flooring. At Floor Coverings International of Maple Grove, we see many homeowners choose luxury vinyl tile in areas where hardwood, stone, marble or ceramic might be impractical. Most vinyl tile has a protective top layer that resists scratches, tears and gouges, making it a perfect choice for high-traffic areas such as the living room and kitchen.



Luxury vinyl tile comes in a huge range of styles. One of the things that makes it most successful at imitating other types of flooring is that unlike traditional tile, LVT (luxury vinyl tile) comes in both square and plank shapes. The plank option is great when it’s imitating a hardwood or if you want a more unusual assortment of stone tiles.

Here is a quick list of some of the most popular options:

  • ¬†Oak
  • Walnut
  • ¬†Cherry
  • Chestnut
  • Travertine
  • Slate
  • Stone
  • Terra cotta


When shopping for new flooring, keep in mind that luxury vinyl tile is different than the cheap peel-and-stick tile sold at most home improvement stores. Luxury tile not only looks more elegant but is thicker and more resilient than the peel-and-stick variety. While most luxury tiles are installed with adhesive, some can be installed with plastic grout-like strips between each tile for a more realistic look.

Pros & Cons

As previously mentioned, one of the biggest positive things about LVT is it’s durability. It’s a great option for high-traffic areas like the entryway or kitchen where you will likely also see a few messes on the floor. LVT is a fairly hard flooring option, so if you are putting it down in a room where you will be doing a lot of standing, it would be a smart idea to invest in a rug or mat to help add a bit of cushion underfoot.


Floor Coverings International of Maple Grove MN offers free in-home flooring consultations. Call us today to learn more about luxury vinyl tile in Maple Grove MN and find the perfect style for your home.

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