With advancements in manufacturing technology making LVT more accessible and a larger consumer interest in products that offer both functionality and style without breaking the bank – we thought we’d fill you in on all there is to know about this versatile product.
In this post, we’ll cover the features and benefits of luxury vinyl tiles, what makes this product so popular in both the commercial and domestic market, as well as how it differs from traditional vinyl flooring.
Features and Benefits Of Luxury Vinyl Tiles
Luxury vinyl tiles are one of the most cost effective, durable and versatile flooring options available. Find out more about the features that make them a good flooring choice for almost any setting:
Appearance & Affordability – One of the most popular features of LVT is the countless designs that can be created with them. As they are available in tiles or boards, you have a lot more control over installation and appearance. They can be as simple or as creative as you want, and can even be replicated to look alike to natural stone or wood flooring; bringing luxury style to your home at a fraction of the cost.
Durability & Versatility – Manufactured from extremely robust materials, LVT is built to last – manufacturers back their product, with some offering up to 20-year warranties on their luxury vinyl tiles. It’s waterproof, easy to clean and thanks to its non-slip properties, it adds a touch of class to areas where practicality traditionally overrules style such as bathrooms, commercial kitchens, reception areas and hallways.
Maintenance & Replacement – Whilst you shouldn’t need more than a mop and hot soapy water to clean your LVT, it is resilient to most chemical cleaners and is scratch and scuff resistant. Additionally, should your flooring be damaged, just the tiles affected will need to be changed as opposed to an entire floor replacement.
Environmentally Friendly – For the environmentally conscious designer, LVT will tick all the boxes; most LVT manufacturers use partly recyclable materials when producing LVT. Meaning it won’t need to be taken to landfill at the end of its long lifespan.
Warmth – On cold winter mornings, you may struggle to walk on your kitchen floor without a pair of slippers on. Vinyl acts as an insulator, so you can keep your feet warm without the cost of underfloor heating.
How Does LVT Differ From Traditional Vinyl?
The key difference between LVT and traditional vinyl is the application, whilst LVT comes in tiles or boards, traditional or sheet vinyl will come in a sheet or roll, this brings around a few advantages and disadvantages between the two options:
- Cost – Traditional sheet vinyl is generally cheaper than LVT.
- Style – Both are available in a wide range of colours and styles – LVT takes the edge due to the customisations that can be applied to individual tiles.
- Maintenance – Both are low maintenance and easy clean.
- Replacement – Should vinyl be damaged, the whole floor will need to be replaced; this is not the case with LVT.
Our Luxury Vinyl Tile Manufacturers
At Rivendell, we have a number of trusted LVT manufacturers to provide high-quality products that suit any type of installation; below you can see an example of luxury vinyl tiles we have supplied and fitted, the product used for this job was Forbo allura Hungarian point:
Our other trusted brands of LVT include:
Karndean – Karndean are a family owned business specialising in LVT, they have a stunning collection of styles available, all with a free transferable purchase guarantee for peace of mind.
Amtico – Amtico are British manufacturers who supply a huge range of luxury vinyl tiles, we can supply and fit their Essentials, Collection and Xtra ranges. All of which are available with 20-year warranties.
Polyflor – Polyflor is an international luxury vinyl tiles and high-performance sheet vinyl suitable for domestic, commercial and industrial premises.
Moduleo – Moduleo supply a range of beautiful LVT in a number of designs including natural stone and wood effect.
Distinctive Flooring – Distinctive flooring provide a range of high quality cushioned vinyl and innovative carpet tiles. We are particularly fond of their vintage parquet collection pictured below.
Need A Hand?
LVT has been surging in popularity in recent years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. To find out more about our large range of luxury vinyl tiles or any of our other flooring products, give us a call on 01179 637979 or fill out a contact form and we’ll get back to you.
This post was written by Binks