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LVT vs Ceramic Tiles

April 26, 2023

LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) and ceramic tiles are two popular flooring options for both residential and commercial spaces. Here are some key differences between the two:

  1. Material: LVT is made of synthetic materials such as PVC and fibreglass, while ceramic tiles are made of natural clay that is fired at high temperatures.
  2. Durability: Both LVT and ceramic tiles are durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic. However, ceramic tiles are more prone to cracking or chipping if a heavy object is dropped on them, while LVT is more resilient and can withstand impacts better.
  3. Maintenance: LVT is easy to clean and maintain, and typically only requires regular sweeping and mopping. Ceramic tiles require more attention and can be more difficult to clean, especially if the grout lines are not properly sealed.
  4. Installation: LVT is easier to install than ceramic tiles because it can be cut to fit the room and does not require special tools or skills. Ceramic tiles require more skill and experience to properly install, and may require additional tools such as tile cutters and grout float.
  5. Aesthetics: LVT can mimic the look of natural materials such as hardwood or stone, and is available in a wide range of colours and patterns. Ceramic tiles offer a more traditional look, with a range of textures, colours, and designs.

Overall, the choice between LVT and ceramic tiles depends on the specific needs and preferences of the space. LVT offers greater durability, easier maintenance, and a wider range of design options, while ceramic tiles offer a more traditional look and may be a better choice for high-traffic areas.

If you have any questions or need some more information to help make your decision, please do not hesitate to call a member of our sales team for some friendly advice. You can reach us by calling 0207 739 5051 or email us at