Luxury Vinyl Tiles | LVT Flooring.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles | LVT Flooring available from Christchurch Carpets

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Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring is a durable and affordable alternative to real hardwood floors. LVT is the latest advancement in floors and offers a practical, authentic and versatile choice for your home. Transform your space instantly with an easy to fit flooring in a wide variety of styles and finishes. 

Why choose
LVT flooring?

Luxury Vinyl Tile, also know as LVT flooring, is a durable, versatile and affordable hard floor option for your home. Available in a wide range of styles and finishes, you can create the look of a traditional parquet or an authentic stone floor, for the fraction of the cost. 

Scratch proof, stain proof, waterproof and able to withstand high temperatures, moisture and high traffic, there's not a lot this flooring doesn't do. Perfect if you have a busy home with pets and children. 

The installation of luxury vinyl tiles depends on the type of tile or plank. Some are glued down with an adhesive and others are click-locked together. It is important to make sure the floor you're installing the tile on is smooth, undamaged, level and clean. 

Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring for the home.

Types of LVT Flooring.

How is LVT different to laminate floor?

Luxury vinyl tile flooring is different to laminate floors due to the way they are made, fitted, how they handle moisture, stains & how they feel.

How is LVT flooring made?

Laminate floor comprises a solid core layer, generally made of a high-density fibreboard (HDF), which gives the planks strength & makes them rigid. LVT is made of multiple layers of PVC vinyl. ​This makes the flooring more flexible and a lot thinner than a traditional laminate. LVT measures in at around a 3mm depth, compared to an 8mm or 12mm laminate floor. The main reason luxury vinyl tile flooring is so thin is due to its high density. 3mm of compressed vinyl is a lot stronger than 8mm of HDF wood. The thinner profile is useful to ensure less disruption to existing fittings and fixtures such as skirtings, doors and shower trays.

How is LVT flooring fitted?

The way laminate and LVT are fitted differs. Laminate flooring is a floating floor system that should never be nailed or glued to the subfloor.

 

Whilst some LVT products now offer a floating-floor approach to installation, generally, LVT installs as a glue-down system by the application of a separate adhesive, fully adhered to the prepared subfloor

How does LVT feel underfoot?

Although it's made to imitate the look of wood or stone, it does not feel like that to the touch. Different products have slightly different grains and textures, therefore we'd always recommend visiting the showroom and looking at some samples to get a real idea of the look and feel of an LVT floor.  

How does LVT handle moisture & stains?

Unlike laminate, LVT floors are more resistant to moisture and can withstand spills of all sizes. Due to the nature of the impervious backing water damage is less likely than that on a laminate floor. Unlike porous natural flooring, they are also resistant to staining. Everyday liquid spills such as wine and coffee can be cleaned away easily with water or a pH neutral cleaner to keep your floor looking its best.