Vinyl Planks / LVT
Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP), also known as Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) mimic the look of natural materials through realistic images and textures. Being a vinyl, this flooring is hard wearing, easy to clean and able to withstand busy family living.
What are Vinyl Planks?
Luxury Vinyl Planks and Tiles (LVT) are a relatively new technology in vinyl flooring. Made up of multiple layers starting with a base of PVC, topped with a fill layer for thickness and dimensional stability. Overtop of this lays a photographic image that replicates the wood, ceramic and stone designs. On top of this photographic print, a clear vinyl wear layer is applied to protect the plank or tile for durability.
There is a wide variety of qualities of LVT. Some ranges have the texture of wood or stone with grooves and embossing, truly replicating the look and feel of the raw material.
What are the benefits of LVT flooring?
Thinner and lighter than timber, ceramic tiles and laminate, LVT combines the natural look of real wood or stone flooring and is warmer, quieter and softer underfoot and can be installed where natural products wouldn’t be suitable.
Durable and resilient vinyl plank flooring isn’t 100% waterproof, but it is water-resistant to splashes and spills and also highly stain resistant, making it a popular flooring type throughout the family home.
LVT is a popular flooring option offering the visual appeal of more expensive floating floors for a fraction of the cost helping you achieve realistic timber or stone look floors.
LVT offers a level of customisation that sheet vinyl cannot. With it being individual planks it is possible to lay the planks on a 45-degree angle or to use them in a boarder fashion.
LVT flooring is very easy to keep clean with regular sweeping, vacuuming and damp mopping, making it a hassle free option for busy households and those seeking a low maintenance home.
Chat to the highly knowledgeable team at your local Carpet Court store for expert tips on luxury vinyl flooring.
Where should I use LVT flooring in my home?
Luxury vinyl is a great flooring option for any room in the house. Its water-resistant properties mean it will stand up to quite a lot of moisture, although like many flooring products you wouldn’t want to drench it. Vinyl is an ideal flooring product to provide a continuous, seamless stone or timber look throughout the home without busting the budget.
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