Wooden interiors offer warmth and comfort, as well as versatility. Where laminates offer a cost-effective solution to the wood look, they aren’t suitable to bathroom or kitchen environments. This is where vinyl flooring comes into the picture – it’s possible to continue the wood look throughout the entire house, including bathrooms and kitchens.
Luxury vinyl flooring has come a long way in terms of design, texture and general aesthetics. They come in an enormous range, from wood-look to screed effect, from abstract designs to flat colour, it is simply endless. And the cost is a far cry from hardwood flooring prices, while it also allows for unique and creative installation patterns, for example, laying strips in a herringbone pattern is attractive and unusual. And it’s not just limited to floors – some of our clients have used vinyl wooden flooring as wall cladding – look out next time you’re in a Steers or Virgin Active gym.
Luxury Vinyl flooring has remarkable durability particularly as it is suitable to bathrooms, sculleries and kitchens as mentioned earlier, as well as areas of high foot-traffic, like restaurants. It’s also quieter than laminates and warmer than tiles or cement floors and quick and easy to lay. It’s manufactured in rolls, clip-together strips or glue-down strips.
Once again, we do a moisture test before installation to ensure that any glues (if needed) will adhere properly and that there are no rising damp issues. It’s also important that the floor below is level and flat – any unevenness will show up.
In the home, luxury vinyl flooring is a sensible choice from the perspective of maintenance and hygiene, while in the workplace, it’s durable and clean – and aesthetically pleasing.
Vinyl is really just an extension of laminates due to its moisture tolerance and the fact that it’s quieter. We have over 150 different colours and options to choose from here at The Flooring Company.