The most widely used flooring choice for industrial fit-outs and commercial designers is LVT flooring. It is an excellent flooring alternative in comparison to hardwood and tiled floors. One of the best things about LVT floors is that they have a high level of detail in their designs. Additionally, they can provide the look and feel of wood floors and Italian slate tiles while being much more cost-effective. LVT flooring is quickly growing in popularity in the flooring industry and lots of homeowners are using it in their homes.
Now that we have looked at the main aspects of LVT, Ceiling2Floor Dundee will now look at the benefits of using this type of flooring.
Very Strong: It is made from durable materials and can easily handle lots of foot traffic. It is also resistant to fire and moisture.
Cost-Effective: LVT flooring is quite affordable when you compare it to other types of flooring options. It allows you to enjoy luxury flooring at a fraction of the cost.
Warm: LVT flooring is quite warm and feels soft under the feet.
Versatile: These floors are slip-resistant and provide a good deal of grip. They are also waterproof which makes them perfect to use in areas such as the bathroom and kitchen.
Sound Insulating: These floors are very quiet when walked on, especially in comparison to other traditional flooring types.
Easy to Install: These floors are very easy to install due to the click-lock system.
Easy to Maintain: Due to the fact that these floors are hard-wearing, it makes it easy to maintain them. You don’t need to worry about being too rough when cleaning.
Long Lifespan: The typical lifespan is between 25 to 30 years. However, this depends on where you place this flooring, how you maintain it and how much traffic it experiences.
Innovative Look: Due to the appearance, finish and texture of this flooring, it is quite challenging to tell the difference between real hardwood floors and LVT. Also, LVT flooring comes in many other interesting, eye-catching and innovative designs such as checked patterns, mosaic etc.
Easy To Replace: Since you can purchase LVT flooring in separate tile packs, it is easy to buy replacements if any tiles get damaged or broken.
How is LVT flooring made?
Luxury vinyl tiles are commonly made from multiple layers of PVC vinyl. The PVC is mixed with various compounds to affect the hardness. These multiple sheets of PVC vinyl are carefully compressed by a rolling process, suspended in a liquid. This is then dried through an application of heat and air to produce tough sheets of vinyl. The top layer can also feature an embossed finish, with manufacturers being able to add realism to the top layer by adding a layer of depth to help mimic the grooves found in stone or wood.
LVT floors then have a clear vinyl and urethane coating applied at the end of manufacturing to add further protection and comfort to the finished product. They are compressed together and a decorative printed vinyl layer is bonded to the surface to add enhanced comfort and warmth. Rigid LVT boards are often thicker and will usually have a click system to make DIY installation easier.
New developments in Green technology, are improving the manufacture of LVT flooring, by using recycled plastics and even wood, in the core materials. Some manufacturers are even incorporating cork underlays into their products.