If you are searching for a flooring solution that works just as well at home or at work, then Luxury Vinyl Planks or Tiles have some wonderful features that are worth exploring to see if they are right for you.
Read on to learn the basics on design, durability and installation of Luxury Vinyl Planks to see if they are the right choice for you.
What is a Luxury Vinyl Tile (or LVT) flooring?
Luxury Vinyl Tiles or Planks, are also known as “LVT” flooring. As well as offering a great design solution they are ideal if you have an active household with kids or pets, or a high-traffic area that need a durable and versatile floor product.
There is an extensive range of styles to cater to most décor and colour choices, they are comfortable to walk on, durable and water resistant and with the high technology manufacturing techniques used now they are extremely realistic to look and touch.
Tiles or Planks, dimensions and designs
Vinyl flooring is available in two different size formats: in a tile and also as a plank. This provides opportunities for you to create some really eye-catching floor designs.
Our range of Luxury Vinyl Planks are finished with organically sourced plasticisers in the form of epoxy-enhanced soya bean oil, an environmentally friendly option. They come in three dimensions; long planks, planks and tile format all of which offer a great deal of flexibility for your floor project.
Both tile and plank formats can be combined to form various laying patterns. Tiles can be provided in an extra-large format that creates a sense of generosity and space in a room.
The proportions of the planks have a big impact on the appearance of the floor, which in turn gives the room a different overall ambiance. So, for example long planks will give your home a feeling of extra spaciousness while narrow planks make a compact space feel light and airy.
The planks can also come with grooves that are used to frame and emphasise a particular floor design in your floor scape. Depending on the colour and contrast they can make a particular floor design be prominent or calm the effect.
ter Hürne and high tech German manufacturing
Today’s luxury vinyl tile production techniques have produced a product with great versatility, with a floor product that can be used in the kitchen, bathroom, living areas, dining areas and children’s rooms – 100% waterproof means that the floors when exposed to water won’t swell, buckle or lose integrity.
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If you grew up with vinyl flooring you may be thinking back to the times when vinyl tiles were the old peel-and-stick flooring. Now the production techniques may be similar but the end product is a lifetime away from what is offered – with the new products resilience, absolutely stunning look and feel design realism, quietness and comfort.
The Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks are available in a variety of thicknesses, colours, styles and finishes and do not use phthalates, to ensure that they do not affect the environment where they are installed.
The vinyl tiles are manufactured by ter Hürne in Germany, who over the last 50 years have earned recognition in the flooring industry for their expertise and innovation in floor products.
Wood4floors is the principal and largest distributor of ter Hürne products in London and offers an extensive range of their Luxury Vinyl Planks and Tiles to customers from all over the UK.
Taking nature as their inspiration, ter Hürne use their expertise and flair for good design to create luxury vinyl tiles that bring together the latest designs and sophisticated technology.
With every ter Hürne plank you have a quality product beneath your feet, in which they have taken particular care to only use natural ingredients and materials to promote a healthy home environment.
Are Luxury Vinyl Planks durable?
Luxury Vinyl Planks have a lifespan of between 25 to 30 years. They are manufactured using multiple layers that give the flooring a long-life span with very little maintenance and absorb heavy usage.
With such a wide selection of styles and colours to choose from the Luxury Vinyl Tiles are becoming popular as a choice for commercial flooring. Features such as its durability, anti-static and anti-skid properties – plus it is scratch, stain and wear resistant make it an ideal floor.
Work locations such as IT server rooms where expensive electronic equipment is used require floors that can reduce electrostatic discharge. One of the few flooring options that are anti-static are Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks.
There is with ter Hürne a 20-year manufacturer’s domestic use warranty.
Where can I install Luxury Vinyl Planks?
The Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks have a wear layer of 0.55 mm as a result of which they are ideally suited for domestic and commercial usage and there are number of different surfaces to replicate a variety of floors. The advanced printing technology developed exclusively by ter Hürne gives the Luxury Vinyl Planks its unique and original looks.
It’s also possible to install underfloor heating when laying the ter Hürne Luxury Vinyl Planks.
The exclusive combination of design options, easy installation and value make luxury vinyl tile an ideal floor choice for utility areas, kitchens, bathrooms, playrooms and dining areas. And because of the incredibly realistic reproductiomn it means this flooring type is becoming more popular throughout the house from living rooms to bedrooms as they are anti-bacterial and odourless.
Are Luxury Vinyl Planks an alternative to other floor types?
ter Hürne’s Luxury Vinyl Planks are produced by a company that has a long history of producing wood and stone floors, so they know exactly how to replicate a genuine look in vinyl that it is difficult to tell apart from the real thing. Vinyl flooring is waterproof so it makes for a great looking floor in areas that other floors such as hardwood are not recommended for such as bathrooms.
Luxury Vinyl Planks are designed to replicate a range of other floor products which are much more expensive, for example hardwood, stone, and ceramic tiles. The tiles or planks can be customised to provide an authentic look, for example they can be made to look as if the tiles have been grouted to accentuate a more natural appearance.
In terms of practicality the luxury vinyl planks are low maintenance and easy to keep clean, since most of the time it is sufficient for them to be cleaned with a damp cloth.
The luxury vinyl feels warmer and softer underfoot than hard-surface flooring like ceramic tiles. It’s a pet and kid friendly surface that can take the spillages and high foot traffic. Plus, although the designs replicate a natural look, such as stone – it feels and looks like stone, but won’t give you the same problems as natural stone with cracking over uneven subfloors.
What design options are there?
There is a comprehensive range of styles and designs available for Luxury Vinyl Planks. For those customers who want a totally unique style, they can create their own floor design by combining different styles or by cutting tiles and planks into different shapes.
It is possible to mimic many different floor types in their overall look and tactile surfaces in an incredibly realistic way, with the performance benefits of vinyl.
With new and improved printing technology, customers are impressed by the range and finishes available. Different styles and effects can be achieved such as oak, pine, stone, slate and even a metal effect.
A unique property of Luxury Vinyl Planks is that in case a particular area of the floor gets damaged it can be easily repaired by changing only the damaged part of the floor and not the whole floor.
What are my Luxury Vinyl Planks installation options?
Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks available in 36 varieties, with 3 in one compact diversity and are made following the strict ter Hürne quality standards. With the ter Hürne range, Wood4Floors offers Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks with a 2.5 mm thick dry back that can be glued to the floor securely and rapidly.
Luxury Vinyl Planks can be laid on any kind of base, including unprepared floor bases and takes less time compared to other flooring types such as wooden or stone floors to install.
Generally speaking, luxury vinyl tiles are one of the easier flooring types to install, making it very DIY friendly.
So why are customers choosing ter Hürne Luxury Vinyl Planks?
Minimal maintenance, huge range of colour and design options available, healthy environment and phthalates free, longer life with warranty, noiseless – no creaky floors, sturdy, water resistant and if necessary easy to replace damaged parts.
Contact the team at Wood4Floors now to hear more about Luxury Vinyl Planks and ask for your free sample.