What is LVT flooring?
LVT flooring, which stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile, is a type of durable, low-maintenance flooring that offers the appearance of real wood or stone, or introduces a striking abstract look. You may have a preconceived idea of vinyl flooring but here at Amtico, our luxury vinyl tiles are very different, and there are many reasons why!
What is LVT made of?
You may be wondering how LVT is different to the traditional vinyl flooring you remember. Well, our luxury vinyl tiles are made up of multiple layers of high-quality materials such as PVC vinyl and resin compounded with plasticisers and stabilisers. These materials are then compressed under pressure and high temperature to create a hard-wearing flooring product. Each Amtico luxury vinyl tile is manufactured with multiple backing layers as well as two performance wear layers and a Quantum Guard urethane treatment layer which makes our floor extremely durable and flexible.
Amtico LVT flooring is designed and manufactured at our UK factory in Coventry to guarantee superb quality, high performance and the ability to withstand heavy use. We're so confident in the strength of our products, they all come with long-lasting warranties to give you years of beautiful flooring. The stunning and beautifully patterned Amtico Signature collection offers a lifetime warranty which is even transferable to the next homeowner, whilst the elegant Amtico Form and Amtico Spacia ranges offer 30-year and 25-year residential warranties respectively.
What are the benefits of LVT?
There are several great benefits to our LVT flooring. All our luxury vinyl tiles are extremely hard-wearing. Around the house, it’s really easy for your floor to get scratched, stained or scuffed, particularly if you have young children or pets. But LVT is designed and built to withstand the challenges everyday life can throw at your floor.
Our vinyl flooring is also comfortable and warm underfoot. Stone or ceramic floors can be naturally cold which isn’t the nicest feeling, especially when it’s cold outside! For those cold winter mornings, having a warm floor that you aren’t apprehensive to touch barefoot is really important to create a cosy home. For those looking for an extra touch of comfort, our tiles are also compatible with underfloor heating up to 27 degrees.
Our tiles are slip and water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about them getting damaged when you step out of the bath or shower. Unlike laminate flooring, which can lift, swell, and warp in this type of environment, Amtico’s LVT flooring is resistant to water damage which makes it a great choice for rooms such as the bathroom.
Another benefit of Amtico’s LVT flooring is that it is very low maintenance. Natural wood and stone floors need a lot of upkeep for them to remain fresh. But LVT flooring only needs an occasional sweep and mop to keep it in pristine condition.
Strong and Durable
All our LVT floors contain at least five durable layers, to provide the ultimate wear over time.
Suitable for underfloor heating
All of our collections are designed to work with all types of underfloor heating, for an even warmer welcome.
Easy to care for
Unlike natural flooring which can have very precise maintenance, all of our collections are easy to care for.
The unique structure of Amtico LVT helps to absorb sound to create a calm and peaceful space.
Feels soft and warm
Unlike hard stone or wood floors, LVT feels soft and warm underfoot.
Amtico LVT offers an unrivalled choice of colours, laying patterns and motifs, so you can create a unique look for your home.
Choose across hundreds of Wood, Stone and Abstract designs to recreate the latest flooring trends and bring a fabulous finish to any room in your home.
Our collections are designed with antimicrobial properties that reduce bacteria by over 99.9%*, ensuring a more hygienic home.
Where is LVT suitable?
Due to its durability and our range of styles, Amtico’s LVT flooring can work in any room of the house.
One of the many rooms LVT is particularly suitable for is the kitchen. Even experienced cooks can spill things from time to time when preparing meals, and it’s reassuring to know that with LVT you have a floor which isn’t going to be damaged by a splash of pasta sauce or gravy. With our tiles, you just need to wipe up the liquid or food, and you don’t have to worry about a stain in the way you might with wood flooring or carpet. This is really beneficial to lots of other areas of the home too, such as the dining room and living room.
How to clean LVT flooring?
Despite being stain-resistant, floors do get dirty, particularly in areas of high foot traffic and where people may be coming into your home from outside. Areas such as entrance hallways or corridors can have all kinds of dirt walked through before people take off their shoes. For this reason, having a floor that is really easy to clean can make life a lot easier. LVT is easy to clean and maintain with only a sweep and occasional mop needed to keep it looking its best. When compared with the cleaning requirements needed for flooring like hardwood or porcelain tiles, this makes vinyl flooring a far easier and less time-consuming flooring option to clean.
You can find out more information here about cleaning LVT flooring.
Opting for LVT in your home is a great way to achieve a natural floor design without some of the challenges of traditional hard floors and laminate. With Amtico’s luxury vinyl tiles, you’ll have the freedom to create beautiful floors in every room of your home.
Amtico offers an extensive range of wood, stone and abstract designs, across many colours, textures and finishes that can be laid in a variety of patterns. You can order up to six free samples for a closer look at the design detailing of Amtico LVT.
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