Luxury Vinyl Tile is often confused with other hard flooring types such as laminate or Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT), despite its construction and aesthetic differences. With a wide range of design choices, LVT can replicate the look of natural hard flooring such as stone or wood, without the install or maintenance expenses associated with either.
LVT is made of several layers that are fused together under heat and pressure:
- Vinyl backing
- Vinyl core
- Print film layer (with your chosen design)
- Protective clear layer known as the ‘wear layer’ and finished with a polyurethane coating which is sometimes re-enforced with ceramic bead, silica bead or aluminum oxide
Reward Rigid Plus
Rigid Plus and Rigid Plus Premium floors are made from high density thermoplastic composite. Rigid Plus can be installed over laminate, wood, stone, cement, vinyl, and tile. Reward Rigid Plus & Rigid Plus Premium products do not contain wood fibers and therefore do not absorb moisture. The floors feature extra tight seams that block water from going through. Flooring is 100% waterproof. Rigid Plus and Rigid Plus Premium are ideal for any room, including kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and mud rooms. Manufactured without harmful toxic airborne chemicals, Reward Rigid Plus floors have earned a Floorscore Certification from SCS Global, a trusted third party industry leader in environmental sustainability. Choose Reward Rigid Plus flooring with confidence that it’s safe for your home, family and pets.
GemCore™ by Reward® is hybrid flooring with new stone composite core technology designed to be 100% waterproof and highly resistant to indentation and temperature extremes. Let's take a look under the hood, to see what your new floor is made of!
1. Quartz Enhanced Acrylic Coating
Mineral-enhanced finish provides an extreme layer of durability proven to resist shoe scuffs, kids toys and even pet claw marks!
2. Decorative Layer
Combines state-of-the-art print and emboss technology for the look and feel of natural wood.
3. Rigid GemCore™ Substrate
• Made with over 50% stone, GemCore™ is more stable and more dent resistant than WPC, LVT and laminate!
• Ideal for intense commercial applications and a perfect solution for areas exposed to heat and/or moisture.
• Free of Plasticizers. It’s Ortho-phthalate free, for greater stability and a safer environment.
4. Anti-Microbial Pre-attached Backing
The pre-attached non-toxic underlayment pad makes installation fast and easy, with enhanced sound performance.