What is LVT Flooring?
LVT stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile and is made from multiple layers of high-quality materials often including PVC, vinyl and resin, which is compounded with plasticisers and stabilisers. These materials are compressed under pressure and high temperatures to create a hard-wearing, durable flooring that will stand the test of time for years to come. LVT products such as Karndean are made primarily from calcium carbonate (limestone), polyvinyl chloride and pigments. It is structured with five layers - two PVC backing layers, one high definition photographic layer, one clear PVC embossed wear layer and a top polyurethane (PU) protective coating.
What Do I Need To Do Before The LVT Floor Is Laid?
Prior to laying LVT flooring, products must be acclimatised to room temperature. We will remove the material from its packaging, spread it out and allow it to condition in the room where installation is to take place at an ideal temperature of around 18°C - 26°C for 24 hours.
Can LVT Flooring Be Used On Stairs?
Yes it can. The front edge of each step will need to be finished off with compatible stair nosings.
How Easy Is It To Clean LVT Flooring?
One of the key benefits of LVT flooring is that it’s very easy to look after. Its enhanced protective surface treatment provides a hardwearing surface that shrugs off dirt and spills. With regular cleaning and maintenance, you can keep your floor looking as beautiful as the day it was installed.
Is LVT Flooring Slippery?
With most smooth floor coverings, water and other liquids can make it slippery. LVT flooring such as Karndean flooring is designed to be slip resistant, however it is always best to clean up any spillages straight away to keep the floor dry.
Can I Fit LVT Flooring Like Karndean Myself?
Karndean is not a DIY product. East Riding Floors provide an approved supply and fit service for all LVT flooring.
Can LVT Be Used As An Alternative To Tiles?
Yes! There are many stone LVT designs look authentic and are durable and easy to clean, making them the perfect choice as an alternative to tiles. Ceramic and stone flooring are naturally cold, and damaged tiles can look unsightly and be difficult to replace. LVT is warm underfoot, minor scuffs and scratches can often be buffed out with maintenance products.
Do LVT products come with warranties?
Yes – LVT manufacturers offer some of the longest warranties in the industry.