For a long time, hardwood flooring was hailed as the absolute standard of flooring.

Lately the rise of Luxury Vinyl Tile or LVT flooring has become strong competitor when you compare cost, maintenance, versatility, and overall looks. 

Cost Comparison of LVT vs Hardwood Flooring

One of the main reasons hardwood flooring has been eclipsed by LVT is the cost. LVT will often range from $3.50 – $10 per square foot depending on the thickness of the wear layer, whether it is glue down or floating installation, and overall quality of the product. Hardwood however often ranges from $6 – $18+ per square foot.

Design Options LVT vs Hardwood Flooring

The look and feel of hardwood flooring is why it became so popular in the first place. It has texture and the variety of wood types make it very versatile. However, LVT production has progressed to the point where the design and texture of vinyl is almost, if not completely, indistinguishable from natural hardwood. 

Luxury Vinyl Tile is very durable and overall requires less maintenance which gives it the edge over hardwood. LVT is easily cleaned and has a wear layer to make it last longer without damage or fading. Hardwood, on the other hand, requires constant cleaning and work to keep it in good condition. 

LVT Provides Unmatched Durability for the Price

Overall, LVT is favored by homeowners over hardwood because of its durability, maintenance, cost, and design.