What Is LVT Flooring?

Choosing the right flooring for your home or workspace can be a difficult task. It can be hard to choose between an elegant floor that comes at a cost or one at an affordable price but a lower quality appearance. With LVT flooring you can erase this difficult decision! It is affordable, durable, hardwearing, waterproof and is aesthetically pleasing. LVT is also easy to clean and maintain and is an excellent choice for areas of high traffic.

LVT stands for luxury vinyl tiles and is also known as luxury vinyl flooring. LVT is a popular trend and is one of the fastest growing products in the market. It is a smart, innovative design of vinyl flooring. Luxury Vinyl Flooring is manufactured with many layers, adding to its durability. The printed design layer is compressed onto the base with a clear polyurethane wear layer as the top surface.

The flooring industry is always changing, with new trends appearing all the time but we are confident that Luxury Vinyl Flooring is a trend that is here to stay.

Vinyl Flooring v Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Be aware that not all vinyl flooring is LVT. Vinyl flooring has been around for a long time. It is available in a range of colours and is relatively cheap. But there is a huge difference between normal vinyl flooring and LVT. The design of LVT and the thickness of the wear layer means LVT is drastically more durable compared to ordinary vinyl flooring. The range of colours and patterns LVT has to offer are more vibrant and more realistically replicate other types of flooring, such as wood or ceramics. Some LVT flooring can have a textured surface, offering an even more authentic look.

Benefits of LVT Flooring

Pet friendly
Wood and laminate flooring, in particular, are not the most effective flooring types for your pets. How many times have you seen your pup or cat slide or lose their balance on laminate flooring? This type of flooring is not the most effective for your pets’ paws and can lead to scratches and damage to the floor. With LVT flooring, you won’t have to worry about this! LVT flooring has scratch resistant technology and anti slip properties meaning that your flooring will be pet friendly. Although, don’t blame us when your dog has the zoomies and is running wild!

Low Maintenance
Realistically, very few of us have time in our busy schedules to spend hours cleaning and maintaining our floor. If this is the case for you, LVT flooring is a great choice for your busy home or workspace. It is easy and quick to clean! To keep it looking as good as new, all it needs is a sweep or vacuum to remove loose dirt and dust and a quick mop.

LVT flooring has waterproof technology making it a great choice for any room in the house where you might have spills. However, if you are considering installing a wet room, you should consider an alternative product.

This type of flooring is extremely durable and hardwearing. As we have mentioned, LVT flooring has scratch resistant technology. It also has a built in stain guard and is a lot more robust compared to other flooring types that can be worn due to traffic. Whilst it is scratch resistant, the surface could be damaged, for example, if you dragged furniture across it.

The many beneficial properties of Luxury Vinyl Flooring means that it is extremely versatile. It can be installed in any room in your house or workspace, withstanding high amounts of footfall. It can be used in rooms where the temperature changes frequently such as conservatories and with underfloor heating. The waterproof property means it can be applied in bathrooms, kitchens and utility rooms, where there are no excessive water spillages.

LVT comes in an array of styles, wood (including herringbone or planks), ceramics, concrete and even traditional Minton style floor patterns. There are limitless colours and the surface is warmer and softer underfoot than ceramics or laminate.

Most LVT manufacturers provide a guarantee for their products, some of which can be passed on, for a period of time, to future owners of your home.

LVT is a versatile product, which makes it a great choice for both residential and commercial environments. It is the “go to” choice of flooring for all situations.

What Can Stansbie Flooring Offer You

Here at Stansbie flooring, we have a combined four decades of experience in the flooring industry. Since 2005, we have built a reputation as flooring experts across the country. Our showroom has a wide range of top quality flooring options to choose from, including LVT flooring. Some of our products even have a room visualiser service.

We have a team of polite, helpful and knowledgeable staff that are always on hand to help. Every floor we fit is made-to-measure and custom to perfectly serve its purpose. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Contact us on 0121 356 5858 or complete our online enquiry form.