There’s no shortage of options when it comes to flooring for the different rooms of your house. Sometimes too many choices! One of the newer options is called Luxury Vinyl Tiles or LVT but what are they and why would you want to use them in your home?
Luxury Vinyl Tiles has a Natural Look with Lower Costs
One of the top reasons that LVT are popular is that they have the look of natural flooring materials at a significantly lower price. Wood and stone flooring has an amazing look but comes at a heavy price point and not everyone wants to spend that much money on the floors – especially when there are lots of other things to do.
With LVT, you can have the look of wood or stone that includes things like natural knots or groves to make it appear as real as possible. Every tile isn’t identical, unlike lino which tends to follow a repeat print pattern.
LVT is a Low Maintenance Option
How easy a flooring option is to keep clean, and smart is always a big consideration when replacing your flooring. LVT is known for being generally water-resistant and very easy to clean – grab a damp mop and you are sorted. There’s no need for specialist cleaning products, waxes or sealants. Just avoid anything too abrasive as this could scratch the tiles, just like it could with laminate or wood flooring.
Luxury Vinyl Tile is Easy to Install
Ease of installation is always a factor when choosing a new flooring material. Vinyl tiles are one of the easiest materials to install and they can be laid over several other types of flooring for a simple retrofit. As long as the floor underneath is flat then you can add the tiles to the top – some use a little self-adhesive layer and others simply click into place.
LVT has a Warm Underfoot Feel
Stone flooring looks amazing, but it is always cold when you walk on it and many types of tiles are the same. Another benefit of LVT is that you get the look of the stone, but it is much warmer underfoot so anyone who loves walking around barefoot will be happy. This is caused by the felt underside of the tiles as well as the PVC material that they are made from.
Luxury Vinyl Tile is Durable & Long-lasting
Finally, luxury vinyl tiles have quickly gained a reputation for being durable and long lasting. Laid correctly, they will be with you for a long time with most having a guarantee of 15 to 20 years and many lasting potentially longer. That’s because they are made in very robust ways and have good resistance to scratches, discolouration, and water damage.
A Sensible Flooring Option
All of these reasons add up to why more and more homes are using LVT as an option in different rooms of their house. From kitchens to bathrooms, dining rooms and even in bedrooms, these tiles have a part to play to make your home comfortable and smart. To find the best prices on luxury vinyl tile visit Adamms Flooring Warehouse in North Shields today.