What is Luxury Vinyl Flooring? Luxury vinyl flooring is a tough and hard-wearing vinyl, designed to look like real wood, stone, or ceramic flooring. LVT flooring not only looks like the real thing but feels like it too, with the grain of the wood and the worn surface of stone replicated on the flooring.
LVT stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring, but we’ll refer to it as LVT, luxury vinyl flooring, or luxury vinyl. In fact, LVT can often be confused with laminated flooring because they perform in remarkably similar ways.
However, luxury vinyl flooring is made from entirely varied materials. Whereas laminate is made from wood pulp and resin with a plastic top layer. LVT is made from plastic or a stone plastic composite. Additionally, laminate is a floating floor which means it should never be glued or nailed down. Unlike LVT which can be glued.
A Room Guide for LVT Flooring
LVT is waterproof and ideal for any room in the house where you would consider having natural wood, stone, or ceramic flooring. Especially, kitchens where spills can easily be wiped away; bathrooms, conservatories, and hallways, where there’s often high traffic of people.
Moreover, it is naturally warm underfoot and comfortable, and scratch resistant making it a great option if you have a family or pets.
What are the benefits of Luxury Vinyl Flooring?
Aside from being tough, Welch Mill’s luxury vinyl flooring offers benefits such as being 100% waterproof and is suitable for use with underfloor heating. LVT is also incredibly easy to install as it’s available in tiles instead of sheets, making it easier to achieve more adventurous design projects.
Also, one of the main benefits of LVT is that it is easy to keep clean and in good condition. It can be swept with a broom and cleaned with a mop using cleaning products designed for use on this type of flooring. However, bleach-based products should not be used.
What is Luxury Vinyl Flooring like to install?
Here at Welch Mill, we recommend that LVT flooring should be fitted by a professional floor fitter, as it requires specialist treatment, right underlay, and finishes with faultless corners and room edges for the best results. It can be fitted over most sub-floor and used in conjunction with underfloor heating.
Should I Buy Vinyl Tile Flooring?
The answer is yes! They are a popular choice for many areas of the home, and several types are more suitable for different rooms. But overall, they are warmer and more sound insulating than regular ceramic or porcelain tiles as well as thinner.
Also, vinyl tiles offer the realistic finish of other quality flooring materials and are easier to fit and clean. Along with being a cheaper option than real wood or stone floors.