Porcelain Wood Tile vs Luxury Vinyl Plank

If you love the timeless look of hardwood flooring and low-maintenance upkeep, then here are two great options to consider, luxury vinyl flooring (LVT or LVP) and porcelain plank tile. Both mimic hardwood in their look and in their long narrow plank format.

Which, though, is better? Both have their pros and cons and limitations as most flooring options do. Let’s look at and compare the two options so you can make the most informed purchasing decision for your personal needs. Let's compare the two from the following perspectives:

  Porcelain Wood Tile Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP, LVT)
DurabilityExtremely durable.

May crack over time or with misuse or improper installation.
Extremely durable.

Heavy furniture can cause denting. Consider using SPC-type LVT.
CleaningCan be cleaned with mild cleaners. Can be mopped. Grout may require scrubbing or restoration.Can be cleaned using steam mops or wet mops. Use non-abrasive, mild cleaners.
Pet FriendlyYesYes
Fade ResistantWill not fadeMore prone to fading
StylesAvailable in a variety of wood stylesAvailable in a variety of wood styles
Tools / InstallationMust be cut using a tile saw. Traditional installation with mortar and groutCan be cut to size using a utility knife. Floating or direct glue down
Luxury Vinyl Plank
Luxury Vinyl Plank
Luxury Vinyl Plank
Porcelain Wood Tile
Porcelain Wood Tile

Tip: How about some Leftovers?

Tile is amazing! It’s, by far, one of the most versatile materials and comes in numerous styles, patterns, sizes, and colors. You don’t have to throw away any leftovers after a major project because you can use them on fireplaces, backsplashes, and even outdoor areas. Whether you have ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, glass, or even natural stone like marble, there is so much you can do with leftover tiles. Here are some ideas.

-Arizona Tile

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