Luxury Vinyl ( LVT )


Luxury vinyl tiles are the evolution of the vinyl tiles we're used to. Using new technology and updated manufacturing techniques vinyl floor tiles are a serious competitor to the established players.

They are built with a number of small layers. One on top of another. These layers give the tiles texture, durability and flexibility. Want stone, ceramic or wood floors but need something that can be installed faster, changed easier but with strong resilience? Luxury vinyl tiles might be just what you're looking for.
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So what are luxury vinyl tiles or LVT?

Vinyl tiles have had a bad reputation for a while. They were popularised in the 60’s and used heavily in kitchens and bathrooms ( you may remember seeing them in your Gran’s or Nan’s house ). Research came to light in the 80’s that asbestos could be harmful to health. Asbestos was used in vinyl tiles and sales rightly plummeted.


Side note : if you have any really old looking tiles be cautious.


Fast forward to today and vinyl tiles are officially “luxury”, free of asbestos and created using modern multi-layer techniques and high-resolution printing. Here is a what a modern luxury vinyl tile looks like in close-up:

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A Look For Every Room

Luxury vinyl tiles from such high quality manufacturers as Karnedean can be used all over the house. A uniform look across the property could work. Or maybe different styles in each room.

For a modern, new build home you could go for a dark grey concrete to contrast with flashes of strong deep colours. For a rustic property you can have the sympathetic look of weathered oak with none of the problems and cost that it brings with it.

In a fun playroom, games or cinema you could let your imagination go wild. Cartoon, retro or geometric patterns would look brilliant in a matching room.

No longer does the bathroom have to be boring. With a near infinite choice of colours and patterns you can deliver the wow-factor in any room in the house. And the best bit is that it's easy to swap to a new style if the mood takes you!

What Are The Benefits Of Luxury Vinyl Tiles?

Fights off water and moisture all day and night

The top layer of the structure's main job is to provide water resistance. Wood can easily be damaged if wetness sits for a while. Slate too can suffer. LVT will happily put up with spillages, just mop it away and you're good to go.

Resistant against all manner of stains

As the top layer of luxury vinyl tiling is water resistant it simply wont let most stains adhere to it. The stain won't be able to get a foothold. At the very worst give it a good scrub and things will be back to normal. Even tough stone floors can become stained, needing acid products to burn away the damage.

Some are ember resistant

Some types of LVT are tough enough to shrug off damage from hot embers that fall from the log-burner. Be sure to talk to our representative if you want this feature as not all LVT has this ability.

Sweep and wipe and you're clean

Remove any debris and give it a mop. That's the cleaning guide. No more buying expensive solutions that are suited to one floor type only.

Doesn't suffer from expansion issues like laminate

Laminate and wood can expand and contract with the seasons. Luxury vinyl tile is not so easily affected. Once it's down, it's good.

Harder to scratch than most of the real versions

The layering structure protects against all but the deepest cuts. A lot of natural flooring must be cared for and looked after greatly. LVT can put up with a fair amount of abuse. And if the worst does happen it's pretty easy to replace a tile.

Built for comfort on the foot

With the multilayer structure its easy to build in great support and feel for your feet. Want the look of a hard, natural floor but want something you can walk barefoot on and the kids can tumble on? Look no further!

Comparatively easy to install

Fitting solid heavy flooring is a time consuming task. If flooring is natural it's never uniform. A lot of flooring requires bonding that is hard to remove. Luxury vinyl tiles can be installed and uninstalled easily. If trends change you can take it up and go again!

If you can dream a pattern you could have it

It's possible to get custom design patterns printed in high resolution on the graphic layer on a luxury vinyl tile. A great touch for the kids playroom or maybe a stylish geometric look for the home office. It's all within reach.

Linda W. – Really lovely flooring, used it in my kitchen and it looks lovely. Feels really padded on the foot and fitting was really easy. Totally transformed the look of the room and brought the colours out in the cupboards. Want to put more of it around the house next.

Suzanne F. Great value for money, the texture on the wood effect vinyl looks brilliant and from distance you wouldn't even know because of how the light hits it. I think it will be easy to clean when it comes to it too.

Greg, Eye – Things have definitely changed with lino. I wasn't expecting such a high quality product and the way it dulls out the footsteps is perfect for the hallway. The colour i chose looks perfect too and i know it shouldn't fade over time.

Luxury Vinyl Tile Effect Options

Modern

Marble

Pine

Driftwood

Ash

Concrete

Flagstone

Slate

Oak

Chestnut

Travertine

Frequently Asked Questions

Is luxury vinyl tile easier to clean than the "real" alternatives?

Much easier. Give it a sweep and/or give it a mop and you're done. Liquid won't soak into it so you won't have that worry. And it can't become stained like wood does. Also, due to the protective coating you'll have more time to clean up unlike some surfaces where every second counts and is irreversibly damaging the floor itself.

I have underfloor heating or am thinking of getting it. Problem?

Absolutely fine. LVT is fully compatible with underfloor heating. It feels great underfoot which ever design you go for and won't block any rising heat. Nor will it degrade due to the underfloor heating. It's a perfect companion, the fact that luxury vinyl tiles are so quick to lay and take up is an extra bonus.

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