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benefits of lvt flooring

LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring, has become one of the preferred flooring options for contemporary homes. An ideal combination of style and quality, luxury vinyl tile is used in new homes and renovation projects alike. At Corcoran’s, we have a number of great LVT options, including ranges from Karndean Designflooring — a brand that truly puts the ‘luxury’ in LVT. 

But how do you know if LVT is the right choice for your home? Learn the benefits of LVT flooring to help you decide, and read on for everything you need to know about this quality flooring option. 

What is LVT flooring?

Let’s start with the basics: what exactly is LVT flooring? Before you consider the benefits of LVT flooring, you should understand exactly what luxury vinyl tile flooring is, so you’ll know if it’s a flooring type you’ll potentially want for your space. 

Luxury vinyl tile is a flooring option that’s designed to mimic a variety of other flooring materials such as hardwood, stone, and ceramic. Crafted in a series of layers that provide support, sturdiness, looks, and protection for long-wearing style, LVT comes in either plank or tile shapes depending on what material it is meant to imitate. 

Art Select Fiore Marble

Art Select Fiore Marble LVT flooring from Karndean Designfloors

How is LVT installed? 

One of the biggest benefits of LVT flooring is how simple it is to install. If you’re looking for a flooring option that can give your home a whole new look in a short period of time, then LVT flooring is definitely an option to consider. 

There are a number of LVT types offering an array of installation options to suit your needs. From peel-off or glue-down varieties to click-together panels that offer a ‘floating’ finish suitable for underfloor heating and any foundation type, LVT should still be installed by a flooring professional; however, it doesn’t require the amount of time that other flooring options demand, so it’s great for a speedy renovation.

Van Gogh Salvaged Barnwood

Van Gogh Salvaged Barnwood LVT flooring from Karndean Designfloors

What are the benefits of LVT flooring?

One of the benefits of LVT flooring that tends to immediately catch the eye is the price — even the most high-end options of this type tend to be more budget-friendly compared to hardwood and stone alternatives. LVT itself also sees a spectrum of price options, so whatever your budget, you should be able to find LVT flooring ranges that fit. 

Naturally, price isn’t the only thing to keep in mind when choosing your flooring: cheap flooring that wears poorly will end up being more expensive in the long run due to the cost of frequent maintenance and repair. But here, again, the benefits of LVT flooring make it a fabulous pick for many homes.

LVT is notable for its low-maintenance appeal. LVT flooring is water-resistant, heat-resistant, and won’t warp over time. It doesn’t need to be sanded down, and the thick, multi-layer design offers reliable durability that’s great for high-traffic rooms and even commercial settings. 

While no hard flooring option will be as soft and warm underfoot as carpet or rugs, LVT flooring is warmer and quieter than other hard flooring alternatives. Plus, many LVT options can be used with underfloor heating to really get that toasty warm feel when you step out of bed in the morning or kick off your shoes when you come home from work. 

Finally, of course, looks and design are wonderful benefits of LVT flooring. Because of the realistically printed design (protected by a top ‘wear’ layer for longevity), LVT flooring can accurately mimic the look of any other flooring type. Whether you want ceramic, stone, tile, hardwood, or any other material, you can get the look with ease, and with all the convenience, durability, and cost of LVT flooring. 

Heritage Collection Montpellier

Heritage Collection Montpellier LVT flooring from Karndean Designfloors

What is Karndean Designflooring? 

At Corcoran’s, we have a fantastic collection of LVT and other flooring options. However, as Kerry’s exclusive stockist of Karndean Designflooring, we would be remiss not to discuss this incredible range. 

Karndean LVT offers a consistent look but also emulates the details of the materials whose looks it evokes. That means if you choose a wood-like option, the vinyl planks will feature individualised grain and appearance, rather than a repetitive look. Moreover, you can create a highly-customised design for your flooring with the addition of decorative details, strips, and borders. 

This top-quality LVT is durable, easy to maintain, and will look great through years of everyday use. Karndean Designflooring is highly sought after by homeowners and interior designers worldwide, and you can shop Karndean today at our Killarney and Cahersiveen stores, or get in touch with our sales team online to learn more. 

Kaleidoscope Pyramid and Van Gogh Frosted Birch

Kaleidoscope Pyramid and Van Gogh Frosted Birch LVT flooring from Karndean Designfloors

Bring the benefits of LVT flooring to your home

If you love all the benefits of LVT flooring, from its durability and ease of maintenance to its good looks and budget-friendly appeal, you’ll certainly want to consider this flooring type for your home. VIsit our Corcoran’s stores today, have a look at our Bathroom, Tile, & Stove Centre online, or fill out the form below to learn more about LVT and give your floors a new lease on life with luxury vinyl tile. 

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