What Makes LVP and LVT Great for Businesses?

At Metroflor, we have an undeniable bias when it comes to which flooring is best in commercial spaces – but for good reason. When impartially compared to competing flooring materials, luxury vinyl flooring tends to be the obvious choice for many light commercial applications.
Appearance
Why pay a small fortune to install natural materials like stone tile and wood when you can get the same aesthetic with luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) at a fraction of the cost? Our designs are suited to appeal to your needs and unique tastes. Our tile and plank designs will give your business space an individualized sense of authenticity within your price range. We also have an In Room FlorVisualizer that will help you more easily visualize what the product will look like on the floor before you make a purchase.
Easy Installation
Our adhesive installation times compare favorably to other popular light commercial flooring installation methods.Normally, adhesives require a flash time – time to dry to a tacky feeling – which can range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on room conditions such as humidity and temperature. Attraxion magnetic flooring installation may be the fastest commercial flooring method yet devised requiring no adhesives or special tools.
Our LVP and LVT are more adhesive-friendly than many other flooring materials and tend to require less business downtime to install. Businesses seeking to limit the length of closures required to replace outdated or damaged flooring might benefit from consulting with a luxury vinyl flooring installation professional for an accurate time estimate.
Faster installation also means fewer labor hours and more savings. For an installer, that means installing more floors in a week’s time.
Durability
Heavy rolling loads and high traffic over time contribute to wear-and-tear on floor surfaces in commercial spaces. Business decision-makers tasked with updating flooring often look for a material that can handle these frequent daily demands. Our LVP and LVT products are designed with 4 key elements that improve durability and longevity:
• Gauge, aka overall thickness of the floor
• Gauge of wear layer, commonly measured in mils (1 mil = 1/40th of an inch)
• Type of surface protectant (ceramic bead coatings or diamond-like coatings such as our FX3 Surface Protectant)
• Added anti-microbial treatments which has increased its importance due to COVID (many of which are treated with Ultra-Fresh to resist staining, odors and inhibit mold and mildew growth)
Affordability
Luxury vinyl flooring isn’t necessarily the cheapest of all your potential flooring options. Low quality laminates, vinyl sheet or carpet tiles are frequently less expensive materials. However, their lower cost comes with the caveat that they lack character, design appeal or longevity. LVT and LVP is less expensive than natural stone, many types of tiles and better hardwood floors (ie the one my wife wants). Installation is also far less labor intensive and typically require fewer installation materials than those pricier options.
Even though LVT and LVP may not be the cheapest commercial flooring material, it might save your business money in the long run thanks to its durability and resistance to wear. Our products are built to last and come with warranties you can trust.
Cleanliness and Maintenance
In the commercial world, longer term regular maintenance factors into what is known as the life cycle cost of the floor. The ease of maintenance helps reduce the life cycle cost. Sweeping or vacuuming and damp mopping with a pH neutral cleaning solution such as our Prevail Neutral Cleaner, is generally all that is required for modern LVP and LVT floors. Waxing and polishing is a thing of the past with today’s LVP and LVT floors.
Added Value
Why not enhance the value of your property without breaking the bank? Using LVP and LVT in the design of your space can add value without necessitating a significant investment in authentic materials.
If you’re a property owner seeking new tenants in a commercial space, luxury vinyl maintains the perfect balance between aesthetic appeal and affordability. It can help increase sale price or rental price without eating into your ROI.
Why Should You Trust Metroflor for Your Commercial Flooring?
Whether you run a business or are a homeowner, Metroflor has durable, attractive and long-lasting flooring options to fit your unique style and your budget. Read more about our products or contact a dealer near you for more information on luxury vinyl pricing and installation.

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