What Is LVT ...?
LVT, which stands for luxury vinyl tiles, is often know by their trade names like Karndean, Amtico and Polyflor (amoungst others.)
It is ultra tough, low maintenance and will keep looking great for many years to come.
With the benefit of being extremely hard wearing, our LVT products will keep their appearance longer than their natural counterparts as they require no sanding, staining or other frequent flooring treatments.
In fact, there are so many advantages to LVT over other “hard floors” like laminate and solid woods that we have stopped doing those flooring types altogether!
What's It Really Like ...?
We offer natural wood and stone inspired designs without the practical drawbacks of real wood or stone.
Featuring all the intricate details and unique characteristics you’d expect to see in traditional wood and stone flooring, our LVT is carefully designed for authenticity; every vinyl plank has colours which are defined with variable shades and tones, just as they are in natural products.
These are a few pictures of recent works we have done … see for yourself!
Where's It For?
LVT is far more hygienic than its natural counterparts because it is easy to clean because of its protective PU coating.
It is also non-porous meaning germs, dirt or bacteria won’t be able to find any cracks to seep into and fester. This makes it the perfect flooring option for busy family homes or households with pets, and is ideal for all areas of the home as well as kitchens and bathrooms.
All LVT products are suitable for use with underfloor heating systems up to 27° C.
Honesty Section ...
There’s no getting away from it … it is not the cheapest flooring to put down… but then quality never is.
But it’s important to note that it’s NOT the price of the LVT itself , or even the cost of fitting the LVT, that costs the money. The cost comes because it takes a lot of time and work to get the sub-floor PERFECTLY FLAT to put the LVT onto.
As an example in August 2018 we did 100 sq mtr of LVT. The sub-floor prep took over 3 days to get perfect. The fitting of the LVT took just under a day. With these products you must have a perfect sub-floor because the flooring is glued directly to it so it has to be perfectly smooth and this prep work takes time and money to do.
However, do bear in mind it is a similar cost per sq mtr for a good quality laminate (by the time you take into account the fitting, underlay, laminate, scotia etc) and is actually cheaper than a real wood.
With LVT the sub-floor has got to be SUPER FLAT, which we will achieve with a variety of hard boarding, screeds and finishes to ensure you get the perfect finish, every time.
Here is the sort of sub-floor prep you may need.
No matter what you want, if you want an ultra realistic floor that is highly durable, look no further than our LVT range. Call us today on 01202 377 577 and we can pop over and show you how LVT will dramatically improve your life!