During December 2018 NJRflooring installed approximately 100 square metres of LVT flooring.
The product is very durable and low maintenance, pretty much the same as laminate flooring. Both floor types offer great value and appear almost as new for many years. LVT is ideal for bathrooms and kitchens because the solid vinyl will not absorb moisture, so constant splashes of water will not overtime affect the structure of the product. Remember a laminate floor exposed to a constant water drip, from a poorly connected washing-machine or dish-washer, will warp and need replacing. see blog item.
The rise of LVT continued into 2019, the first floor I fitted was Luxury Vinyl Tiles from Direct Wood Flooring. Exactly the same as laminates, LVT is supplied in different specifications. The top wear-layer and the total thickness of the product are both important.
The condition of the sub-floor is a consideration in your decision to install LVT or Laminate flooring. LVT products require a near perfect level sub-floor and are fitted onto a special technical underlay only 1mm thick. Uneven sub-flooring needs skimming or ply-lining. The same sub-floor, with correct underlay, often is suitable for a laminate floor without the need for additional preparation.
LVT cost is typically 40% higher than a laminate floor due to material costs and additional preparation time.
NJRflooring can come a survey your floor and advise if LVT can be installed.