Often a popular go-to option for commercial fit-outs, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring is also a robust yet versatile alternative to tiled and hardwood floors for the home. LVT’s ability to replicate their designs to intricate detail has made it almost impossible to tell the difference. Displaying the character, look and grain of wood flooring or the texture and feel of Italian slate tiles, luxury vinyl offers an affordable alternative. As the fastest growing market segment in the flooring industry, homeowners are vastly clicking on to it.
Not yet convinced? Let’s look at the top 10 benefits of LVT:
- An affordable alternative to its substitute flooring products.
- LVT is manufactured to withstand the pressures of a commercial environment. Think foot traffic, heat resistance, exposure to water – there isn’t much this flooring can’t endure!
- Not only is it hard-wearing but it’s also waterproof and provides excellent slip resistance making it the ideal choice for high risk areas such as bathrooms and kitchens whilst also being perfect for the rest of the house. Even the stairs!
- Compared to tiles or hard wood floors, LVT is warmer underfoot whilst also providing a softer, cushioned feel.
- Under the naked eye it is difficult for even the most expert flooring connoisseurs to distinguish between good quality LVT flooring and hardwood flooring. The design options are endless with classic wood species or on-trend greys and concrete looks.
- Significantly quieter to walk on compared to tiles, wood and laminate.
- As a scratch resistant product, you can relax when it comes to cleaning and keeping your floors beautiful. A protective layer provides an easy to clean, hygienic surface that is resistant to scratches, scuffs, stains and chips.
- LVT can be installed over existing plywood or concrete sub-floors as long as the surface is flat and structurally sound. Installation is often quicker compared to traditional wood floors as the lower profile makes working with fixed furnishings, door openings and transitions a lot easier.
- If a piece of LVT does get damaged, a plank is easy to replace when compared to vinyl roll flooring. It is much easier to pull up one plank than to patch up or replace the whole flooring.
- Since LVT is built to last, extensive warranties can be provided with some Hanwood ranges covered for up to 20 years.
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