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LVT Flooring vs. Real Wood Flooring

15 Dec 2022

When deciding on which flooring to choose in your home, you can be overwhelmed by the amount of different types of flooring available. If you stick to one particular type of flooring, you will be missing out on other types and their benefits. In particular, LVT and real wood flooring offer many unique and special benefits.

At Value Carpets, we want our customers to have all the information they need to make the right decision without regretting it after installation. 

Have you heard of LVT flooring before and do you know the difference between LVT and real wood flooring? Well if not, keep on reading and find out more.

Benefits of LVT Flooring

LVT stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile, it’s a flooring product designed to give the illusion of real wood. LVT flooring is made up of layers, while still being flexible and thin enough to cut with a sharp knife. It’s the best of both worlds, appearing like real wood but without the high price point. If you want to install underfloor heating in your home, LVT flooring is more suitable than real wood flooring.

There are many benefits to installing LVT flooring in your home. Some of these benefits include:

  • High Durability – From being made with PVC vinyl, they’re not as easy to scratch like real wood, and will not crack either.
  • Waterproof – Making it a great choice to use in both kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Adds Warmth – The perfect choice for bathrooms or in conservatories to ease cold feet in the winter and offer a cooler surface in the summer.
  • Easy Clean – Whatever room you decide to install LVT in, you will be happy to know how simple it is to keep clean. It doesn’t require frequent polishing while, if you want to keep real wood to its original appearance, polishing is required.

Benefits of Real Wood Flooring

Real wood flooring also has its benefits, which includes:

  • Attractive – Real wood flooring gives a traditional and charismatic appeal. It also offers a beautiful and natural wood effect to your home.
  • Incredibly Durable – It has a long life expectancy without the need of replacement compared to other floorings that require more frequent repairs or replacing, due to wear and tear. With proper maintenance and polishing, the colour of real wood flooring also wouldn’t fade as it ages.
  • Allergy-Friendly – Attracts less dust, allergens, and mould than other floorings. So, if you suffer from allergies, having real wood flooring will massively help.
  • Versatile – There is a real wood flooring to suit any room theme. It can be sanded down and refinished if you want to change the finish or colour in the future.

High-Quality Flooring and Fittings At Value Carpets and Flooring

Whether you opt for LVT or real wood flooring, Value Carpets and Flooring have been providing their customers with top quality flooring installations for the last 10 years. Our products range from real wood flooring, luxury vinyl flooring, laminate flooring and carpets in many colours, patterns, and styles to suit both homes and business premises. Get in touch with our team by visiting our showrooms in Cannon or Birmingham.

Virage Park
Walsall Road
WS11 0NH
01543 897737