Commercial and Domestic – Luxury Vinyl Tiles, also called LVT

December 21, 2018

  • By Michelle Holman
  • •
  • 06 Jun, 2018

LVT feature strips create visual effects with contrasts of colours, to highlight interior features, shape perceptions of room size or personnalise your flooring design

LVT with feature strips at new build house for Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes – The Hamptons, Evesham

 Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are an incredibly popular flooring option in both domestic and commercial properties. It’s well-known for imitating wood and tile with flawless results. Whilst LVT on its own is a thing of beauty, many people choose to enhance their look using feature strips.

What are feature strips?

Feature strips often go by different names; LVT inlay strips, design strips, grouting strips, LVT border strips. They all mean the same thing, and act to imitate the appearance of grout. If you’re using real tile, the grout will often be visible to clearly separate each piece. What you’re left with is an aesthetically pleasing and well-defined flooring.

When you’re working with LVT, however, feature strips are often used in place of grout. They’re much easier to fit. What’s more, you have complete control over the style you go for. When using real grout you might be limited to specific colours, whereas feature strips come in a whole host of different designs to cater to your own unique style.

Where can you use feature strips?

It’s important to note that feature strips can only be used with glue-down Luxury Vinyl Tile. The strips are fitted around, and subsequently in-between each board. This wouldn’t be possible if you use LVT that fits together using a ‘click’ system, which relies on two pieces slotting together in order to be installed. If you are gluing your flooring, you have more control over the distance between each tile.

Although feature strips are more popular with tiled designs, they can also enhance the look of wood effect LVT too. It all depends on what you think would look better to match your own style preference. The choice of whether to have feature strips is completely subjective.

Feel free to pop along to our Showroom in Stoke Lodge and have a chat with one of our flooring experts.

Call us for all your flooring needs.
We provide a FREE – NO OBLIGATION QUOTE on all jobs, no matter how big or small, residential or commercial .
Our team will happily visit your home or premises and bring samples with them.
Please visit our Showroom:

Phoenix Flooring Limited
5 Chelford Grove
Stoke Lodge
BS34 6DD
01454 620707


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