Some environments simply aren’t suitable for carpets, such as bathrooms and kitchens, where moisture and staining are real and everyday possibilities. Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are a fantastic solution for these rooms and often preferable to laminate flooring, due to how well they handle moisture and spillages.
But it isn’t just bathrooms and kitchens in which LVT are used; they’re ideal for just about any other area of the property in which you’re keen to emulate natural materials like wood or stone without some of their associated drawbacks – expense, maintenance etc. QC Flooring, serving as the Milton Keynes, Buckingham and Olney areas’ favourite amongst local flooring shops, both supplies and installs a huge range of quality LVT.
LVT comes in a range of shapes but most commonly square tiles and planks. It’s made from multiple layers of PVC vinyl, mixed with various different compounds to instil in the product particular characteristics, e.g a hardwearing durability. These sheets are compressed and then dried to create the core of the product. A printed decorative layer sits on the top (usually mimicking stone or wood), and often features an embossed finish that contributes to its realism. Finally, a clear vinyl/urethane coating adds an extra level of protection. It’s this unique manufacturing process that contributes to the longevity of LVT, and its famous ability to easily withstand everyday punishment.
When installing Luxury Vinyl Tiles in properties around our principal service areas of Milton Keynes, Buckingham and Olney, we’ll take one of two approaches: some products are designed to be laid loose with a click system, while others require the use of a specialist adhesive designed for LVT. Both will call for a level sub-floor. So what are the benefits this option affords?
We’re also an approved stockist of Karndean flooring, one of the most popular product ranges and featured throughout Milton Keynes, Buckingham and Olney properties we’ve attended to. These combine synthetic materials with a high definition photographic layer, which can realistically emulate natural materials; this can grant you a naturalistic aesthetic without the price tag or associated maintenance. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about the Karndean products we have in store.