Wood Look Vinyl Tiles or (LVT – Luxury Vinyl Tiles)
Luxury Vinyl Tiles display stunning wood and stone effects with embossed textures, grooves and knots giving that natural genuine look and feel. Arriving as individual tiles, this floor is easy to maintain, super tough, moisture resistant (perfect for kitchens and bathrooms), slip & scratch resistant, durable and easy to install. LVT’s sound and heat insulation properties means no more cold floors and makes it a great, cost effective flooring option.
A premium version of Vinyl flooring, Luxury Vinyl Tiles display stunning wood and stone effects with embossed textures, grooves and knots giving that natural genuine look and feel. Arriving as individual tiles, this floor is easy to maintain (simple brush or mop), super tough, moisture resistant (perfect for kitchens and bathrooms), slip & scratch resistant, durable and easy to install. LVT’s sound and heat insulation properties means no more cold floors and make it a great, cost effective flooring option. It can even be used over under-floor heating!
IS LVT FLOORING SCRATCH RESISTANT?
Yes, the top coating of LVT is scratch resistant but not scratch proof. Sharp objects can scratch the floor so it is important to put certain preventions in place:
The use of a doormat is advised to reduce sharp stones and sand from your shoes scratching the floor on entering your home.
Sticking felt pads onto the legs of chairs, tables, cabinets etc. to avoid scratching as they are moved.
Office chairs should have soft wheels to avoid scratching on movement.
Whether in a parquet style or in rows (there are a huge range of possibilities), combine two different colours of LVT together and even leave a gap to create a grouting effect. LVT is manufactured with detailed designs and textures offering an amazing realistic appearance.
IS LVT WATER RESISTANT?
LVT flooring is waterproof, which makes it the perfect flooring for areas, which are prone to spillages e.g. Kitchen and Bathroom.
DO I NEED TO FIT UNDERLAY UNDERNEATH MY LVT?
Unless your LVT has a click system you will need to stick down your LVT to your subfloor. If your LVT has a click system you can choose to lay underlay underneath.
DOES MY LVT NEED TO BE STUCK DOWN?
LVT without the click system will need to be stuck down to the sub-floor with a compact adhesive.
WHICH DIRECTION SHOULD I FIT MY LAMINATE FLOOR?
Your floor should be fitted in the direction of the main light source.
CAN I INSTALL UNDER-FLOOR HEATING UNDER LAMINATE FLOORING?
Yes, laminate flooring can be fitted over Under-floor heating systems. We would recommend that the underfloor heating be regulated to a maximum of 25 ‘C in order to stop excessive expansion in you flooring.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN LVT FLOORING?
Just like Vinyl flooring LVT is easy to clean and maintain. Using a broom, microfiber cloth, vacuum or damp mop with approved detergents on a regular basis will keep your LVT in top condition. Any spillages must be cleaned up immediately to avoid any damage.
We advise against the use of aggressive cleaning agents on your floor, the use of steam cleaners or to let puddles of water remain after cleaning as this may damage your floor.
CAN I USE A STEAM CLEANER ON LVT?
We advise against the use of a steam cleaner as it can cause distortion in the boards and there is a higher risk of floor damage. The steam can also enter through the joints and dissolve the adhesive bonding.