At first, LVT appears exactly like real wood or tile flooring. However, LVT (luxury vinyl tiles) are made up of multiple layers – an underlay, a PVC vinyl core, a wear layer and a UV coating. Its structure is designed to mimic the look and texture of real wooden or tile flooring, but with the benefits of vinyl flooring. It’s a popular choice for households who want stylish flooring without the high cost or maintenance requirements.
Why Should I Install LVT Flooring?
You’ll most likely find LVT flooring in kitchens, bathrooms, offices and schools. This is because LVT has many fantastic benefits, which you won’t find in any other type of flooring.
Some of these benefits include:
Durability – thanks to its PVC vinyl core, it is able to withstand everyday footfall. It will not scratch as easily as real wood and it will not crack like tiles will. The UV coating will also prevent colour fade.
Waterproof – Ideal for kitchens and bathrooms as spilled liquids can be cleaned up easily without causing water damage to the surface.
Low Maintenance – Doesn’t require harsh cleaning products or expensive services such as professional hardwood cleaning. All that is required is regular brushing and mopping to keep it clean and shiny.
Soft Underfoot – if an item drops on a real wood or tile flooring, it could leave a mark or a crack, LVT is softer underfoot and acts as a cushioning effect, meaning less damage can be done. Additionally, it’s more comfortable and better for your feet to walk on a cushioned surface.
LVT Flooring in Birmingham & Cannock
LVT flooring has become a firm favourite for many domestic and commercial properties across Birmingham, Cannock and the surrounding areas. LVT made for the domestic market was limited to just a couple of manufacturers – Karndean and Amtico. Nowadays, it continues to grow in popularity and several other companies have entered the LVT market in the last few years, providing high-quality but much more affordable alternatives to Karndean and Amtico.
At Value Carpets & Flooring, we offer LVT flooring from leading manufacturers. Our range is suitable for both domestic and commercial applications and available in a wide variety of different colours, plank sizes and styles such as glue down (dryback) and click versions. While our range is easy to install yourself, we offer a professional floor fitting service as well as a free measuring service for perfectly-fitted flooring.
For more information on our LVT flooring, please read our FAQ’s page. Visit our Birmingham or Cannock showroom to view our full range of LVT flooring and chat to our team. For a no-obligation quote and for further assistance, feel free to contact us by calling 0154 389 7737 or 0121 386 5140.