F018 Cider luxury long planks stocked by Hyperion Tiles

How Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) can transform your home

For homeowners in the UK, choosing LVT flooring means finding the perfect balance between elegance and practicality. From handling the damp British climate to offering easy compatibility with underfloor heating, LVT flooring stands out for its versatility. Follow our comprehensive look at LVT flooring designs, installation methods and maintenance tips, ensuring you have all the knowledge required to make the best decision for your home.

What to consider

  • LVT flooring presents durability, water resistance, and wide range of designs, capable of mimicking natural materials and suiting various decor styles.

  • The multi-layered construction of LVT flooring includes a protective top layer that offers scratch, scuff, and moisture resistance, contributing to its suitability for high-traffic and humid areas.

  • Installation of LVT flooring can be DIY-friendly with options like the click system, and maintenance involves simple cleaning routines while offering the flexibility to address stains and scratches with ease.

Anago F319 Herringbone LVT vinyl floor tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Our F319 Anago Herringbone vinyl flooring showcases the timeless charm of reclaimed wood with this wood-effect finish

Exploring the appeal of LVT flooring

LVT flooring offers an impressive array of features that contribute to its growing popularity. With its ability to mimic a variety of natural materials, from rich oak to sleek marble, it provides an aesthetic versatility that is hard to match. Its suitability for any room, even those with high foot traffic or exposure to moisture, highlights its functional adaptability.

Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) or planks offer several advantages over traditional luxury vinyl flooring, including the use of luxury vinyl tile as a singular option, also known as vinyl tile:

  • They are thicker and more robust, providing a more luxurious appearance.

  • LVT flooring comes in a wide selection of effects, allowing for greater aesthetic diversity.

  • It is a durable flooring option that can withstand the rigours of daily life.

  • LVT flooring remains appealing and durable over the years.

The rising popularity of LVT floors

LVT flooring has been gaining considerable traction in recent years, and for good reasons. It provides better value for money compared to traditional vinyl and wood flooring options, making it a worthwhile investment for homeowners. The rising trend of LVT can be attributed to its:

  • Cost-effectiveness

  • Durability

  • Water resistance

  • Easy installation

  • Wide range of design options

These functional advantages make LVT flooring a popular choice among homeowners.

Whether you’re looking for a flooring solution for a bustling kitchen or a serene bedroom, LVT flooring can cater to a wide range of needs.

Compatibility with underfloor heating

One of the many reasons homeowners increasingly opt for LVT flooring is its compatibility with underfloor heating systems. Thanks to its efficient heat transfer capabilities, LVT flooring ensures quick warming up of spaces and even heat distribution when paired with underfloor heating systems.

Not only does this create a comfortable underfoot experience, but it also contributes to energy efficiency.

A style for every space

Dining room with luxury vinyl tile flooring F001 Paris Tan stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Our F001 Paris Tan Long Vinyl Planks provides a contemporary flooring solution in this smart dining room, which features a classic-style dresser

From rustic charm to modern minimalism, LVT flooring offers a stylish floor for every space. The design options are endless, with LVT flooring mimicking natural materials like wood and stone to perfection.

Whether you desire the warm appeal of oak for your living room or the sleek elegance of marble for your bathroom, LVT flooring can help you achieve the desired aesthetic with ease.

Unpacking LVT flooring: layers, durability and design

LVT flooring is not just about looks; it’s an innovative product that brings together a variety of features to provide a flooring solution that’s as durable as it is stylish. With its multi-layered construction, LVT flooring offers impressive durability, making it suitable for high-traffic areas and moisture-prone rooms.

The top layer of LVT offers several benefits, including:

  • Scratch and scuff resistance, making it ideal for busy homes and commercial spaces

  • Water resistance, protecting the flooring from moisture and spills

  • Durability in high-humidity areas

These features make LVT a great choice for a variety of spaces.

Multiple layers of innovation

The innovative construction of LVT flooring, including the use of LVP (planks), involves multiple layers, each playing a vital role in enhancing the flooring’s durability and lifespan.

The top wear layer ranges from 0.3mm to 0.7mm in thickness and provides protection against scratches, stains, and wear.

Water resistant and durable

Water-resistant and durable luxury vinyl flooring Cider F108 Long Vinyl Planks stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Our Cider F018 Long Vinyl Planks will spruce up a home office in a jiffy for a luxury working from home experience

Being water-resistant is one of the key features of LVT flooring that makes it a practical choice for many homeowners. This attribute, along with its durability, makes LVT flooring an excellent choice for areas prone to moisture and heavy foot traffic, ensuring longevity and sustained performance.

From wood effect to marble elegance

LVT flooring offers an array of designs, emulating natural materials such as wood and stone to fit any decor style. With advanced printing and texturing technologies, LVT achieves high-definition, realistic appearances of natural materials like wood and stone.

Whether you prefer the rustic charm of wood or the sophisticated elegance of marble, you're bound to find something which suits with LVT flooring.

Installation insights: LVT fitting techniques

Installing LVT flooring is a straightforward process, thanks to the systems that include LVT click flooring.

The click system advantage

The click-locking system of LVT flooring enables a straightforward and DIY-friendly installation process. This system is designed for convenient installation, necessitating less time compared to traditional methods and being easier to fit for those who prefer DIY approaches.

Maintaining your luxury vinyl floor tiles

Buri F306 luxury vinyl flooring stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Our Buri F306 Herringbone lvt planks offer a gorgeous pattern which will elevate the look in your living room in an instant

Maintaining LVT flooring is not only a relatively simple task but also easy to maintain. The PU protection shield layer on luxury vinyl tiles makes them water-resistant and resistant to scratches and stains, ensuring easy cleaning. Regular cleaning involves sweeping or vacuuming regularly, and a weekly mop with gentle cleaning solutions.

Regular cleaning made simple

The first step to maintaining your LVT flooring is regular cleaning. Vacuum the flooring with a hard floor-friendly vacuum cleaner or use a brush for sweeping to maintain the floor’s appearance.

For weekly cleaning, gently mop the LVT flooring using a damp mop or a microfibre cloth.

Dealing with stains and scratches

While LVT flooring is designed to resist stains and scratches, occasional mishaps are inevitable. However, the good news is that dealing with stains and scratches on LVT flooring is fairly straightforward.

For tough stains on scratch resistant surfaces, use a damp cloth with hot water and a mild detergent. If the stain persists, gently scrub with a soft-bristled brush in circular motions to avoid damaging the surface.

Long-term care strategies

Maximising the lifespan of LVT flooring heavily relies on proper routine maintenance and strict adherence to the manufacturer’s care instructions.

Placing mats or rugs in areas that experience high foot traffic can prevent unnecessary scratches and scuffs on LVT floors.

Assessing samples at home

Evaluating LVT samples in different rooms and under various light conditions at home provides a realistic view of how they will appear in the actual environment, with lighting playing a crucial role in the perception of the flooring. To make this process easier, consider using a samples basket to gather and organise your LVT samples.

Matching LVT to room functionality

Matching the right LVT flooring to the functional demands of each room is critical. For instance, in high-traffic areas, you should prioritise durability and resistance to wear to ensure longevity.

Harmonising with home aesthetics 

Harmonising luxury vinyl flooring with home aesthetics Seychelles F100 XL Planks stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Our Seychelles F100 XL Vinyl Planks will instantly add the wood look to your living room without all the maintenance associated with the real thing

Choosing LVT flooring that harmonises with your existing decor is essential to maintain design consistency throughout your home. The right choice of LVT can create a desired ambiance, complementing the room’s mood and style.

The smart choice

LVT flooring is undeniably a game-changer in interior design and home decor, offering unparalleled versatility, durability and aesthetic appeal. Whether you are renovating your home or building a new one, LVT flooring offers an array of designs, easy installation, and simple maintenance, making it a smart choice for modern homeowners.