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Originally posted 28th August 2020

Last updated 13th June 2023

What is LVT Flooring?

LVT Flooring LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile, is a versatile flooring tile that has the...

Paul Hambidge

Managing Director Factory Direct Flooring Ltd

2 min read
Written by Expert

LVT Flooring

LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile, is a versatile flooring tile that has the appearance of wood planks or stone tiles, but is more functional for everyday use. Waterproof and durable, it comes in a vast array of colours and styles, making it perfect for most rooms in your home.

What makes LVT so Popular?

LVT has rocketed in popularity because it offers an easy, long-term flooring solution that has the appearance of a natural material. It’s perfect for busy family homes, as it’s easy to clean, making it ideal for messy moments. 

It’s more durable than most wood flooring, and much warmer underfoot than stone, making it the perfect half-way house for a modern home. 

Click LVT is also extremely easy to lay and to maintain, as tiles can be laid or replaced with the click of a plank! All in all, it’s simple to see why it’s the fastest growing flooring type.

What is LVT flooring made of?

LVT gets its durability from its multilayered structure which binds together six layers of high density fibreglass, PVC, and protective guard coating. This creates a thin, yet extremely dense, plank. In fact, a 4mm plank of LVT is much stronger than an 8mm plank of engineered wood.

The realistic design which imitates high-end flooring is grained into the design layer at high pressure to get the most authentic finish. 

What is LVT used for?

As they are composed of PVC, they are perfect for usage in places such as restrooms, kitchens, and even commercial settings such as hair salons and yoga studios. LVT is an excellent option for timber flooring in areas where moisture may be a concern. The numerous layers also provide stability, ensuring that the product does not absorb moisture or expand owing to water.

Types of LVT flooring

There are many types of LVT on offer. At Factory Direct Flooring Ltd we offer Oak LVT, Walnut LVT, Dark or Grey LVT and many more. 

What is LVT used for?

LVT can be installed throughout your home, from the kitchen to the bathroom and even the dining room. It’s endless design potential makes it suitable for an entire house! 

Fancy LVT in your office? Due to the fact that it’s cost-efficient, durable and easy-to-clean, LVT has become more and more popular in commercial spaces. Waterproof LVT makes office cleaning very simple, as a quick mop with our floor maintenance products will keep your commercial floor squeaky clean. 

How easy is it to install LVT?

Due to its simple click and fit system, installing LVT is a breeze. You can easily do it yourself. If you are planning to DIY, follow our guide for a step by step run through of the installation process.

At Factory Direct Flooring Ltd we have a wide range of LVT flooring solutions to suit every space in your home or workplace. Browse our full LVT collection and find the LVT for you today!

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About the Author

Paul Hambidge, Managing Director

Paul has 32 years of flooring industry knowledge & experience from both an installation and manufacturing perspective. He started out as installer of very large commercial flooring projects for multiple retailers. As director of Factory Direct Flooring Ltd, he has been involved in all aspects of flooring and has worked with some of the largest producers of wood flooring, vinyl flooring and laminate floors.