Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is becoming increasingly popular in the interior design industry, owing to its broad aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance, design flexibility, and durability. With so many materials to choose from on a commercial project, selecting LVT flooring should really be a simple task. We’d like to walk you through the process of selecting the best flooring product for your shop or store.
How does LVT Perform in a Commercial Space?
Aesthetics are important when considering your commercial space, but how the product performs over the life of the floor must also be taken into account. In most cases, you can expect your floor to look great for a long time, but that all varies depending on how much foot traffic the area of your shop or store receives.
These two elements combine to create your specification.
Choosing the Right Flooring for your Shop or Store
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is becoming increasingly popular in the interior design industry, owing to its broad aesthetics, easy maintenance, design flexibility, and durability. With so many materials to choose from on a commercial project, selecting LVT flooring ought to be a simple task. We’d like to walk you through the process of selecting the best flooring for your project.
What are the performance features of LVT?
When considering your flooring for your store or shop, aesthetics are important, but obviously you want your floor to look good for an extended period of time.
In addition to the duration of time you would really like to keep the floor, consider the amount of traffic in the area. These two factors combine to produce your specification.
For the majority of commercial LVT flooring, a 0.55mm or higher wear layer is recommended due to heavy commercial traffic. There are lots of choices available in a range of thicknesses, including 0.55 to 0.7mm wear layers. Wear layers are important, but overall construction can have an effect on performance.
Does LVT Design Affect Performance?
Absolutely. A very light coloured LVT with minimal pattern, for example, might not be the best choice for a high-traffic area that isn’t cleaned frequently. Certain colours and patterns are better suited to specific spaces.
Irrespective of the manufacturer, the design is a critical component of performance in general. Scratching is more visible in darker colours than in lighter colours. If the floor is not cleaned on a regular basis, lighter colours show a little more debris than darker colours. Patterns can also be useful in concealing wear and debris.
Is All LVT Flooring Created Equally?
No. Everything has give and take, and LVT construction projects and performance are no exception. To improve in one area, you must frequently make sacrifices in another.
Nobody thinks about dimensionally stable products until they don’t have them. However, the technical aspects of a product are relevant and important.
Sizing becomes the next design element after you determine your space requirements and then marry up the visual to achieve the feeling you want the space to convey. The size of the space is frequently a driving factor in the most desirable product size.
In general, smaller sizes are chosen for smaller spaces to help make space appear larger, whereas larger planks or tiles could further condense the area. Commercial projects, on the other hand, use relatively large tile planks and tile sizes in bigger, more open, expansive spaces.
Achieving Your Desired Floor
You can be better equipped to select the right product which meets your design and facility needs now that you have a deeper understanding of the choices to make when specifying and selecting an LVT floor option.
Best Options for Commercial Flooring
When you are looking for commercial flooring for your store or shop you need to consider a number of things, how it looks, how long it is going to last or the whole life cost and the warranty.
Luvanto had these things in mind when they started to produce their Luvanto Pace and Endure Pro ranges of Luxury Vinyl Tiles – specifically designed for the commercial space.
Luvanto is a manufacturer and supplier of high-quality Luxury Vinyl Tiles which are suitable for both residential and commercial spaces.
Luvanto Pace is their new flooring collection that is the quickest and, arguably, the simplest method to install. Luvanto Pace is ideal for installing over existing level floors with minimal disruption and preparation.
Commercial premises obviously get a lot more footfall than your average home and Luvanto Pace was developed with this in mind.
Each plank includes a self-adhesive backing that is soaked through into the integral underlay. Because of the longer lifespan of the self-adhesive backing, any broken planks can be uplifted and quickly replaced. This not only provides similar design options to Luvanto Design, but it also provides a much more forgiving setup and extremely easy life-long maintenance.
Luvanto Endure Pro is a click-lock LVT with a 0.7mm wear layer, built in underlay for improved sound reduction up to 22dB, can be laid up to 600m2 without an expansion gap, and has the longest commercial warranty of all Luvanto products – 20 years.
We think that you will agree that the results are not only absolutely stunning but built to last.