LUXURY VINYL TILES
Luxury Vinyl Floor Tiles in cornwall
When we first mention luxury vinyl floor tiles to our customers their reaction to hearing the word ‘vinyl’ is often negative. The word vinyl often conjures up images of Grandma’s lino kitchen floor. An alternative name for it would be ‘resilient’ flooring but that doesn’t sound very appealing either!Vinyl floor tiles was originally known as “hot pressed tiles” which is a good indicator of how it is made. The tiles are layers that are fused together under heat and pressure. Made primarily from calcium carbonate (limestone), polyvinyl chloride and pigments It is structured with several layers – a PVC backing layer, a high definition photographic layer, a clear PVC embossed wear layer and a top polyurethane (PU) protective coating.
The thickness of the wear layer determines the lifetime of the tiles. The durability of the better quality products is exceptional, with some manufacturer’s offering lifetime guarantees
.LVT’s are a direct glue-down tile and are rated for commercial use. Wherever you choose it within your home or business this product will works really well for them all.
Preparation is essential; the subfloor that the tiles are adhered to has to be perfectly smooth which is achieved by the use of smoothing compounds or plywood. What makes LVT’s so unique is the ability to look like your favourite stone, ceramic, granite concrete or wood floor! The realistic, photographic replication is incredible, and the texture is so close to the genuine article you probably won’t notice the difference.
DESIGN STYLES OF LUXURY VINYL TILES
Featuring all the intricate details and unique characteristics you’d expect to see in traditional wood flooring, planks are carefully designed for authenticity. Colours are defined with variable shades and tones, just as they are in natural wood.
Offering a wide choice of realistic natural stone effect designs, from modern slate look tiles to intricate limestone, natural stone surfaces can now have all the aesthetic appeal of natural stone with a warmer, more tactile surface.
We are used to seeing real wood and stone floors, but LVT flooring makes it possible to replicate other materials that we are not so accustomed to walking on such as metals and textiles.
LVT flooring doesn’t have to replicate a natural material. Graphic designs, bold colours or even photographic images are all possible to create an imaginative or striking décor.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles have a non-porous and highly stain-resistant surface, however the manufacturer’s recommendations should be referred to before the application of any acidic or alkaline cleaning products.
No. The high density of the tile makes LVT very hard and resistant to indentation.
If the tiles are damaged it is a straightforward job to replace any damaged tiles for new ones.
As with most smooth floor coverings, water and other liquids can make it slippery. Most LVT flooring is designed to be slip resistant, but it is always best to clean up any spillages straight away, and keep the floor dry.
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