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LVT – perfect throughout your home

posted: November 2016

Luxury vinyl tile flooring – LVT for short – offers many benefits over natural or more traditional flooring materials. From the ever so practical water and stain resistance that makes it excel in kitchens and bathrooms, to the variety of beautiful designs and proven durability, there are many reasons why Amtico LVT is a stylish and practical choice anywhere in your home.

What is LVT?

Designed and manufactured at our specialist factory in Coventry, England, our LVT flooring is high quality, unique and comes with the reassurance of genuine provenance. We manufacture our LVT by heat-compressing several material layers together to form a tile or plank. Each layer is carefully designed and manufactured to exacting standards using high quality materials to ensure that the finished product is both beautiful and extremely durable.

The backing layers (1) are the foundations of an LVT product. They are made primarily from PVC vinyl, which offers excellent flexibility and dimensional stability. The aesthetic layer (2) and backing film create the product’s material finish; providing the tone, colour and design of the product. Next are the wearing layers (3 and 4), which protect against scratching and improve slip resistance. As you might expect, the thicker these wear layers are, the more durable and long lasting your floor will be. The final finish is a urethane coating treatment (5) which provides excellent protection against everyday scuffs and stains, ensuring that your floor looks great and is easy to keep clean.

Why LVT?

By choosing Amtico LVT, you’re opting for an elegant floor that will have authentic appeal as well as being very hard-wearing and practical. Because Amtico can be chosen in such a wide variety of sizes, shapes and styles; from simple planks and tiles, to design-led patterns carefully created by our in-house design team, you can be sure to find a style that suits your space. For extra flair, you can even introduce motifs and decorative borders to make stunning focal points.

Tough enough to resistant to scratches, dents and stains yet flexible enough to be comfortable underfoot and prevent cracking or chipping, it’s a very practical choice throughout the home, particularly for a busy family with children and pets. It’s easy to clean up spills when they happen, and keeping your LVT floor looking new just takes a regular sweep and occasional mop. With Amtico’s long-lasting warranties – lifetime for Amtico Signature and 25 years with Amtico Spacia – you can be happy choosing LVT as a long-term flooring choice.

Installation, though best entrusted to an expert, is often considerably less disruptive than with other flooring materials. In renovations, the reduced thickness of LVT means that it may not be necessary to remove skirting or trim doors, helping preserve period features and getting your house looking its best again as quickly as possible.

Woods, Stones or something striking?

LVT comes in a vast choice of colours and design options that resemble Wood, Stone and Abstract options. With Wood and Stone designs, it’s easy to create a floor that combines authentic looks and patterns with the durability and easy care of LVT. Whilst naturally warm underfoot, our LVT is even compatible with underfloor heating that goes up to 27 degrees.

With Abstract LVT options, you can design a floor that’s extraordinary. From bold colours and geometric patterns, to original designs and highly innovative products there is something that is sure to excite and inspire.

Where can I see Amtico’s LVT collections?

To get started, you can view all of our Signature and Spacia products, as well as our stunning new Designers’ Choice floors on our website. You can also download or order brochures and request free samples delivered to your door to help see which ones might be just right for you. A visit your local Amtico Flooring Specialist is highly recommended as they will be happy to provide expert advice and answer any questions you might have.

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