Q: How does LVT differ from vinyl flooring?
A: Sheet vinyl is fiberglass-cushion-backed sheet flooring that is glued directly to the subfloor. The flooring comes in countless patterns and colors, including grouted tile, wood plank and stone. LVT, on the other hand, is not a sheet product. The acronym stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile, a flooring product that usually installs with tongue-and-groove joints and looks like stone or ceramic tile, complete with natural colors and surface texture that feels like the real thing. Some styles are even made to be installed with grout. Similarly, LVP is luxury vinyl flooring that looks like wood planks that often include textures of scraping or embossing that heighten the realism.