7 Reasons you need luxury vinyl tiles

3rd February 2023
brown wooden floor in office - First Floors
Are you looking to refresh your home with some new flooring? If you’re searching for a beautiful, easy-to-maintain option, look no further than luxury vinyl tiles. Also known as LVT, luxury vinyl tiles offer plenty of benefits over traditional hardwood or tiles. As Glasgow’s leading flooring specialists, we know this is a fantastic choice for households of all sizes. 
Read on to discover just why LVT could be the top choice for your property.

What are luxury vinyl tiles?

LVT is a type of vinyl flooring that resembles the appearance and feel of natural materials such as hardwood, stone, and tile. Featuring several layers of PVC vinyl, with a clear layer on top, this flooring choice is ideal for keeping scratches and stains at bay. It’s the perfect choice for families and those who love the look of hardwood floors but don’t have the time for ongoing upkeep.

7 great reasons to invest in LVT


LVT is a fantastic flooring option for kitchen flooring. However, the following properties also make it a savvy choice for any room.


1. Durability

LVT is renowned for being durable and scratch-resistant.  It’s built to withstand plenty of foot traffic and everyday wear and tear. As a result, it’s ideal for busy areas of the home, including hallways and bathrooms. 

2. Moisture resistance

Unlike hardwood, LVT is also resistant to moisture. This feature makes it the perfect flooring for rooms that are prone to splashes and spills — whether that’s the bathroom, kitchen, utility room, or areas that little ones are likely to spill drinks in.

This feature also means LVT is a good option for commercial spaces, like restaurants and hotels.


3. Easy installation

Another benefit of LVT is that it’s relatively easy to install. If you’re keen to try a bit of DIY, this could be a great project to start with. Otherwise, you can get a professional to install it quickly and efficiently. 

At First Floors, we can support you with fitting your new floor or carpet. From covering large areas to navigating awkward corners, our expert fitters can ensure you get perfect results.


4. Low maintenance

Do you need a floor that looks great without frequent cleaning, polishing or waxing? LVT is low maintenance and easy to clean. With just a quick sweep and mop, your floor will look as good as new. There’s no need to worry about special cleaning products or treatments, making it a good choice for busy families.

Do you have pets? Embossed LVT can give cats and dogs grip and stability that you might not get with laminate or real wood flooring. At the same time, it’s far easier to keep clean than traditional carpets. At First Floors, we’d be happy to discuss the best pet-friendly flooring options for your family.


5. Versatility

From classic hardwood and tile looks to more modern and contemporary patterns, LVT is offered in a broad variety of designs. This allows you to go for a style that blends in with your home’s aesthetic without compromising on functionality.

Whether you’re after stone effect flooring or a cosy wooden design, we can help you find the ideal LVT for your property’s style. With LVT from top brands such as Amtico, Karndean, Moduleo and QuickStep, you’re sure to find flooring you love at First Floors. 


6. Cost-effective


LVT is an amazing option for those who want to update their floors without breaking the bank. This cost-effective and budget-friendly product is sure to give any space a high-end look without having to shell out for pricier tile or hardwood. 


7. Comfort underfoot

While it might not be the first consideration on your list when looking for new flooring, underfoot comfort can make a real difference! Because LVT includes a cushioned layer, it provides a softness that makes it more comfortable to stand and walk on for long periods of time. This feature is helpful if you have mobility issues or difficulty standing on hard surfaces. It’s also a good option for growing families with babies and toddlers.

Update your home with First Floors

LVT is a great option for a range of rooms. If you’re searching for stylish, long-lasting flooring at a fantastic price, consider luxury vinyl tiles from First Floors. As one of the top flooring companies in Glasgow, we have the knowledge and experience to help you find the ideal design for your home. Alongside LVT, we offer real wood floors, luxury carpets, laminate flooring, and more. 
Get in touch with the First Floor team today to discuss updating your home’s floors.


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Customer Reviews

First Floors

Customer Reviews

Jim Hillier 1st June 2022

Absolutely Delighted with the Conduct and Quality of Work. My Wife and I decided to replace our Bedroom Carpet and lay down wooden flooring for our Hall. We noticed that there was a possible supplier for flooring at first floors shop on Fenwick Road. We met up with David and Graham and explained that we were looking for quality products for both Items. We were shown flooring possibilities from their extensive range of designs and thicknesses and soon found a product that we were interested in. We were delighted to find out that they had carpet selections at the back of the shop which surprised us; you could not appreciate the size of the place from the shop front! We chose a carpet that we thought met our specifications and were given a reasonable sized sample to take home to see how it would look in our room taking into account of our particular lighting conditions. First Floors sent out a guy to take measurements for floor, accessory fittings and carpet.
Being very happy with the proposition given to us and estimates of work completion dates and prices we went ahead with the order. Graham kept us updated with the schedule and I am happy to say that the work was carried out on time and was completed to a very high quality with which we were both delighted with.
I would be happy to reference this company for anyone who is interested in upgrading their floors or replacing carpets.

Alastair Barrie 2nd June 2022

Good selection, service and fitting.We were able to take home some samples to select the carpet that was just right for our room. There was a delay in our furniture arriving and First Floors were very accommodating in putting our fitting date back to suit. The fitting went very well indeed - couldn’t have been easier.

Olive Leitch 1st May 2022

Excellent service from First Floors. All staff including fitters have been helpful and gave a friendly professional service. My new stair carpet has been fitted very well and already received many complements

Linda McBrearty 27th April 2022

Excellent service with care. On our first visit to the showroom, David advised and helped us with our choice but never rushed us and gave us lots of confidence in making our final choice of engineered wooden flooring. Our new build home was delayed for a few months and during this time David and his team waited patiently with us until the flooring was able to be fitted! The fitting throughout our new house was more than excellent. The care and attention to detail was everything we could have hoped for, our thanks to the fitting team. We would have no hesitation in recommending First Floors, their professionalism and customer service was 100%.

Anna Smylie April 2021

Fantastic service. David gave me great advice on which flooring would be most suitable for my business premises. Within the week Steven came to fit the flooring and, as promised, was in and out in a day. Can’t recommend this local Company enough. Anna Smylie ZuZu Giffnock.

Dawn Henry November 2021

We recently purchased engineered oak flooring and carpets from First Floors. The customer service from David and team was exceptional. We had just moved home from overseas and bought a house with no floors so we did not have access to allow First Floors to measure. Theye allowed us to use our own measurements as we wanted the floors laid ASAP once we had the keys. The floor is beautiful and laid very professionally (thanks Steven). The carpets are also lovely and exactly what I wanted. The only thing I would change about the experience would be to have First Floors assess the house in advance. We have fire doors which were a problem the day the carpets were laid. This was not the issue of First Floors and it was resolved quickly. Thanks again David, we would highly recommend First Floors to anyone.

Ian and Lesley Proctor January 2022

Another Great Job Done!!
Just had our third floor project in seven years completed by First Floors once again.
Great service from David and his showroom team from assisting in the selection of materials through to arranging the installation. Chris and his team worked tidily and efficiently on the hardwood flooring with great attention to detail. Gordon who fitted the stair carpet was very professional in his work and was able to resolve some problematic details to our entire satisfaction.
Would definitely recommend First Floors.

Gavin Reid 18/08/20

We recently had First Floors install laminate flooring in our lounge and hallway and are absolutely delighted with the final result! It has been finished to a high standard with great attention to detail.

Having had a rough idea of what we were looking for, David helped find the perfect flooring for both rooms.

We were booked in quickly and kept informed throughout the process.

We would definitely recommend and use again.

Christine Sharp 23/08/20

Wee have recently had a new laminate floor laid in our upstairs hall. We are very happy with the result and feel the level of workmanship and finishing detail was excellent

Chris Milne 30/08.20

Excellent service from first point of contact. Staff took time to discuss and review options, then worked to suitable timescale based around my schedule.
Work completed on time and to a very high standard, delighted with results.