LVT has continued to grow in design and technology. People love it because of its versatile ability to be placed anywhere, even in high moisture areas. Designers love it because it has the ability to replicate wood and stone with amazing accuracy.
As LVT technology continues to develop so does the printing process. Instead of using only a two color finish we are now seeing five colors. This means LVT can achieve higher depth and shadow which gives it a more realistic look. IRE (In-Register-Embossing) is starting to become more sophisticated as companies continue to develop the product. IRE is where the texture of the surface directly matches the printed picture. Instead of having a flat surface you will be able to see all the dips and ridges of traditional stone.
The real exciting concept will come when companies begin to incorporate a more original design. Since this is a printed product anything can be possible. You want your floor to incorporate an image of your choice? Get it printed in the LVT finish. Look for some amazing advances in this field; you will soon see it popping up in more spaces.