Luxury vinyl flooring also referred to many flooring professionals as LVT (luxury vinyl tiles) or design flooring is now becoming one of the most popular choices of flooring for home and business, due to its durability, practicality, ease of maintenance and realistic / designer appearance.This product has many benefits, most notably:
- Hard wearing and durable
- Water proof
- Easy to maintain clean
- Natural, designer appearance
- Warm and quiet underfoot
Don’t be deterred by the word “vinyl” as unlike old traditional forms of vinyl, luxury vinyl flooring is used in many commercial premises and is fast becoming the biggest growing product in the flooring industry, as its the professionals choice.
The image below shows how luxury vinyl flooring is made and, very much like a cake, each layer has its role.
The backing is the stability layer, the print film is the design layer and the wear layer is the hardened surface layer designed for performance and durability, on j2 flooring the top PU (Polyurethane Coating) helps protect from wear and aids the cleaning aspect and the Nano Silver technology enables the floor to be germ free as it prevents bacteria living on the surface.
The thickness of the wear layer generally indicates the quality of the product and determines the guarantee. Usually the different wear layers are classified as:
- 0.3mm – 0.4mm = Heavy Domestic Quality
- 0.5mm – 0.55mm = General Commercial Quality
- 0.7mm – 1.0mm = Industrial Quality