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    Does Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) work okay with a wheelchair?

    We are getting ready to redo our kitchen floor and get rid of the old sheet vinyl. I like the LVT and we had a rep come out and measure for it yesterday but he has some concerns with the edges of the squares showing a lot of wear due to my w/c. There is the option to glue down and use grout or not grout (edges of tile butt directly up to each other) or do a floating (locking) floor. I did some research online and I don't see any issues with the LVT and chairs but I wanted to see if anyone here has installed it?

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    I had LVT installed last April, it was glued down, edge to edge without grout. Looks great and no problems.
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    Mine started breaking down under the weight of my hospital bed. I finally replaced it. Vinyl is terrible to remove.
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    Thanks for the pics and the info!

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    Luxury = Vinyl? Sounds mutually exclusive?

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    Doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tprewitt View Post
    I had LVT installed last April, it was glued down, edge to edge without grout. Looks great and no problems.
    Can you tell me who the manufacturer is of your tile? My dealer asked me to ask you that because says that his manufacturers won't guarantee my tile and installation unless I use their commercial LVT. Because of my wheelchair pivoting they think it will mess it up. I've explained that I'm not in a power chair but in a manual and together we weigh 152# and I don't think my chair is going to tear it up. The residential tile has a lot nicer look to it so don't think I want the commercial grade..

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    I have lvt but we did not glue it down we follow direction it looks great . bought from hd

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    Quote Originally Posted by vjls View Post
    I have lvt but we did not glue it down we follow direction it looks great . bought from hd
    Do you have the kind you lock together then? Would love to know how the grouted kind works with a W/C.

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    Here's what I had installed, Congoleum Duraceramic Rapolano: Taffeta White Luxury Vinyl Tile RA-11. It can be installed with grout. My wife and I preferred the no grout look.

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