What: A sensible flooring choice, it is flexible and a warm feel yet long-lasting and waterproof, which makes it ideal in kitchens and bathrooms but similarly suitable throughout the house, modern vinyl floor is commonly chosen for high-traffic areas because of its cost durability and ease of maintenance. Cleaning is fairly easy with mop with clean water and a mild detergent to clean once a week.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
LVT is an industry term not a standard, for vinyl that realistically mimics the appearance of natural materials with and added layer to improve wear and performance. The extra layer of protection is generally a heavy film covered with a UV-cured urethane that makes it scuff, stain and scratch defiant.
Vinyl comes with two installation choices namely glued-down or interlocking option.
Glued down option
For permanent floors the glue-down is an exceptional option that will not lift and can resist impacts, spills and scratches. This method is fairly simple as it just requires the application of adhesive and placing vinyl into position. When glue vinyl wears out you have the alternative to lay down a new floor on top of preceding vinyl.
This option is also known as click vinyl because these planks consist of an interlocking mechanism around the vinyl edges so that each plank will click together and lock into place, the planks will not reallocate or move about once it has been installed, this process is identified as floating, the vinyl planks can be laid on a subfloor and is adhesive-free.
• Vinyl flooring provides a vaguely softer surface than options like tile or wood. The soft layer results in the floor having a little more flexibility, which makes it easier to stand on for extended periods of time.
• Vinyl tiles are available in a vast variety of colors and styles, with some designs even mimicking the look of stone tiles or wood planks. While you can observe the difference up close, it can be difficult to tell from afar the floor actually is vinyl.
• Vinyl also wears incredibly well. It is exceptionally durable, a well-installed and accurately maintained vinyl floor can last for well over 20 years.
• Vinyl flooring is very resistant to dirt and water, and it’s one of the minority flooring types that can be installed directly over the subfloor—or over a prior vinyl or linoleum installation—not including requiring demolition first. It is also one of the finest choices for installing on a floor with a lot of cracks or excessive movement.
• As far as cleaning and maintenance goes, vinyl is hard to beat. Requiring virtually no maintenance after installation, vinyl needs to just be swept and mopped infrequently to keep the floor clean.
• Vinyl is good slip resistance.
Vinyl is available in a range of colours and wood grains. These floors are resilient, quiet, soft to walk on and easy to maintain. Vinyl is water resistant and therefore is suitable for use in the kitchen.