If you're looking for an alternative to linoleum, ceramic tile and sheet vinyl that is affordable, durable, water resistant and can be installed virtually anywhere, you should be thinking about luxury vinyl tiles. Vinyl tiles will save you money, are tough and come in a huge variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
Luxury vinyl tile has durable construction that includes a protective wear layer that resists scratches, scuffs, rips, tears and gouges. When compared to traditional sheet vinyl, vinyl tile is easier to install and can be repair by replacing one particular tile instead of the whole floor.
Luxury vinyl tile styles range from the look of natural ceramic tile, stone, marble to more creative and artistic patterns. The multitude of vinyl tile varieties allows you to really have any look you want for your home or commercial setting. Vinyl tile is especially convenient when considering a checkerboard pattern or intermixed with bordering patterns with wood and other floor covering.
Although grouting vinyl tile is not necessary, some of the vinyl tile manufacturers have a premixed acrylic grout for a more realistic tile look. Vinyl tiles can be installed with the tile edges butted tight together or you can leave a desired gap between the edges of the tile and fill it with a specially designed acrylic grout.