- ByÂ Michelle Holman
- 28 Nov, 2018
Another residential LVT flooring job completed – another happy customer.
Top 10 Benefits of LVT Flooring
1. LVT – Price
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT for short) is an affordable alternative to its substitute flooring products. Bringing luxury designs to your home for significantly lower prices. Thicker LVT tends to be at the higher end of the pricing range to represent the undeniable quality. A 5mm tile consists of an impressive 0.55mm wear layer to protect the design and increase the longevity of the tile.
2. LVT – Durability
Manufactured from extremely robust materials LVT is built to withstand the pressures of a commercial environment. Excessive traffic, flame resistance and exposure to moisture; thereâ€™s not much this flooring cannot endure. With many designs made from 100% vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tiles meet the green building standards for commercial applications. You can rest assured, when laying this flooring in your home youâ€™re using a high quality product thatâ€™s built to last.
3. LVT – Versatile
Hard wearing, waterproof and providing excellent grip & slip resistance.Â LVT is perfect for those high risk areas where practicality over rules design such kitchens and bathrooms. The stunning aesthetics make it an ideal solution for dining and living rooms too. Thereâ€™s nowhere in your home we wouldnâ€™t recommend using LVT.
4. LVT – Warmth
Unlike tile and wood flooring, LVT provides warmth underfoot, whilst the thickness of the tile adds a cushioned feel.Â LVT is compatible with underfloor heating, the level of heat conducted through the flooring is impressive.
5. LVT – Insulates Sound
At an average of 2mm thickness, LVT is significantly quieter to walk on compared to tiles, wood and laminate. As the thickness of the vinyl increases the sound becomes subdued. High traffic areas would require a thicker tile to guarantee sound and wear prevention.
6. LVT – Maintenance
When cleaning LVT you can afford to be a little rougher compared to other flooring types as the protective layer provides fantastic scratch, scuff, stain, chip, crack and dent resistance. Weâ€™re not saying to get a scouring brush and go all out but tough marks are easily removed. As a hygienic flooring, a simple cleaning regime with a damp mop is suffice.
7. LVT – Innovative Design
Unless under the expert eye, itâ€™s extremely difficult to differentiate LVT from hardwood and tiled flooring. The design, texture and finish are an impeccable standard. Bevelled edges add realism whilst additional feature strips enhance the detail of the design and eliminate the need for grouting.
Thereâ€™s a huge range of unique vinyl designs to choose from. Mosaic and checked patters are particularly popular with contemporary stylists. Although modernists with a creative flare prefer striking colours and bold configurations. Stand out from the crowd and create your own unique flooring. Mixing multiple tile shapes and colours can result in some wonderful statement pieces, guaranteed to earn admiration from your peers!
8. LVT – Easy Installation
Installation is much quicker compared to wood, ceramic or stone flooring. A lower profile makes working with static furnishings, door openings and transitions a lot easier. LVT can be installed over existing plywood or concrete subfloors as long as the surface is flat, smooth and structurally sound.
Grouting can be a messy job, feature stripsÂ eliminate the process. As a grouting substitute, the strips are much more efficient to install whilst replicating the look.
9. LVT – Replacements
We all know accidents happen, if a piece of LVT suffers damage itâ€™s much easier to replace.Â You can simply replace the tile instead of trying to patch up or replace the whole flooring.
10. LVT – Lifespan
Depending on traffic levels, location and maintenance, LVT flooringÂ will uphold its high performance throughout an average 25-30 year lifespan. As a result, weâ€™re so confident in the manufacturing process and longevity, each flooring comes with an extensive warranty.
Why not pop in to our Stoke Lodge, Bristol, Carpet and Flooring Showroom and view our extensive range of Karndean, Amtico, LVT, vinyl, coir matting, carpet and flooring.
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 at :
Phoenix Flooring Limited
5 Chelford Grove