If you’re looking to renovate or update your residential or commercial space, then you’ve probably come across the term “luxury vinyl” before. It can be difficult, however, to work out whether you need that element of luxury – and what it even means in the first place.
At AOC Flooring, we’re all about finding the best possible option to meet our clients’ needs – and ensuring everything is tailored to the demands of their space. In other words, we can see the difference between luxury and regular vinyl like we can spot the difference between tea and coffee. For others, however, it’s a bit more difficult.
Here’s what you need to know.
When deciding between standard or luxury vinyl, we recommend that you do not get put off by the price tag. While LVT is generally more expensive than standard vinyl, the range of benefits certainly makes it worth it if they apply to you. For starters, although it can be more costly than standard vinyl, LVT is still more cost-effective than real hardwood floors, with much less maintenance needed.
As its name suggests, LVT brings luxury to your home or business without having to spend excessive amounts on hardwood flooring, which can be more prone to dents, scratches, and water damage. The texture of LVT is also great for people looking to replicate that wooden look. With so many technological advancements over the last couple of decades, it has become even more difficult to distinguish LVT from hardwood.
Not to mention, there are more impressive designs on offer – including coloured, patterned vinyl, checked patterns and mosaic markings – which can make the flooring far more unique for your space and personality. Crucially, however, LVT has a long lifespan of between 25 to 30 years, depending on maintenance, and because they are tiles, any damage can be easily replaced in the affected area.
Before going for LVT, our customers often have similar questions about the type of flooring and the installation process. With this in mind, we’ve listed out those questions and answers below to help make your mind up!
There are many different floor types that can provide the sense of luxury that you are looking for, but LVT is certainly one of the best. As mentioned before, the makeup of the vinyl flooring makes it feel soft and warm to walk upon, and the similarities between hardwood and LVT make it hard to differentiate between the two.
Although LVT feels softer underfoot, it is actually a thicker product than standard vinyl, which means it is just as, if not more, durable in the long term. If you are thinking about installing LVT in the front-of-house of your bar, for instance, you won’t have to worry about the flooring becoming damaged from heavy footfall.
Yes, LVT is stain-resistant, damage-resistant, and is durable to heavyweight. As well as this, LVT has excellent sound-blocking properties – especially LVT with cork or foam underlayment – which can further increase the comfort of your customers, staff, or your family while at home.
Here at AOC Flooring, we’re known as one of the best flooring suppliers and installers in and around Gloucester. But for every client, we want to make sure that the installation is done right as well as fast. Generally speaking, installing flooring in a 12ft by 15ft room will take around 5 hours, so it depends on how large the space is. Either way, you can be assured that we will make sure the installation is as good and time efficient as possible.
If you want more insight into your specific project, then simply get in touch with a member of our team.
LVT can be installed pretty much anywhere you want it to be! As mentioned before, it works especially well in hospitality settings, where you will expect a lot of footfall. But it also works in domesticated environments, such as living spaces, entrance halls, stairs, kitchens, or bathrooms. As long as you ensure the style works well with your space, then you’re all set. We can do the rest!
Whether you know what you want or need to talk things through with an expert before you press Go, we’re always happy to respond to any queries. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.