Unsure if Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring (LVT) is right for you? Follow the advice in Joe Walker’s ultimate Luxury Vinyl Tile installation and care guide, to make sure you are completely happy with your flooring choice. The carpets Glasgow based team are here to solve your flooring problems and answer any questions.
The Ultimate Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation and Care Guide
What is Luxury Vinyl Tile?
LVT is a type of flooring that can take on the appearance of wood, stone or ceramic tile. Also luxury vinyl tile is available in a range of colours and textures. This type of flooring is very similar to laminate in the way that it can have an embossed/scraped surface texture.
- The base, fibreglass and middle layers – these are the layers that give the tiles/planks the most structural support. The base is reinforced with fibreglass material that makes sure there is stability. This fibreglass also prevents the plank from curling and provides an extra cushioned feel underfoot.
- The design layer – this layer is the one that has the wood/ceramic/stone pattern on it. Due the popularity of LVT, the technology which creates these realistic designs is always improving and so, there are so many new and improved options on the market.
- Wear and protective coating layer – these layers are there for protection and to ensure that the LVT can be maintained, cleaned and resistant to deep marks.
At Joe Walker’s Flooring we offer a huge variety of vinyl flooring, including;
- Lifestyle Designer
- Quick Step
What is the luxury vinyl tile installation process?
After choosing your ideal LVT with help from our team, all you need to do next is wait for the installation. The vinyl tiles chosen are laid one by one and there will be different options of underlay depending on the room you are installing it in. The installers from Joe Walker’s Flooring will deal with prepping the floor, the trim and every other part of the process.
What is the difference between LVT and sheet vinyl?
LVT comes in tiles and boards, and is fitted one by one – this makes for a more precise luxury vinyl tile installation than sheet vinyl. LVT gives you more freedom when it comes it’s appearance, as you can have 2 or more different styles of LVT fitted together; whereas sheet vinyl doesn’t allow for a mix. Another difference is that sheet vinyl is made of a more cushioned material whereas LVT tiles or planks have a harder feel and texture. If you are interested in sheet vinyl flooring, take a look at our last post.
Why Should You Choose LVT?
There are many benefits of choosing a luxury vinyl tile installation!
Because the technology behind the manufacture of LVT is so advanced, this particular flooring very robust. It is the perfect kind of flooring if you are planning to stay in your property long term. It is flame, wear and moisture resistant!
Easy to Maintain and Clean
Another benefit to installing LVT is the fact that it is very easy to maintain and clean. Due to its wear layers, it won’t chip or stain – which makes it great if you have a busy household or lifestyle. Also, it is very simple to clean. All you would need to clean it is a slightly damp mop and an appropriate cleaner.
Also, LVT is completely versatile. It will suit any room in your home and is practical for commercial use on your shop/office floor! It can take on any design, is waterproof (as previously mentioned) and can work well in homes with younger children and pets because of it’s embossed, easy to grip, texture.
Easy to Replace
And finally, unlike sheet vinyl, LVT is extremely easy to replace due to it being fitted in planks/tiles. If one of your vinyl tiles is damaged, there is no need to try and patch it up or look for a whole new sheet of vinyl. All you need to do is simply get one new tile and your floor will look as good as new.