What Makes Luxury Vinyl Flooring So Popular?

24th February 2024
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In the realm of interior design, flooring plays a pivotal role in setting the tone and feel of any space. Among the plethora of options available, luxury vinyl flooring (LVT) stands out for its blend of aesthetic appeal, durability, and versatility. This innovative flooring solution has gained widespread acclaim, making it a top choice for both homeowners and commercial spaces alike.

But what exactly propels luxury vinyl tiles into the spotlight? Let’s delve into the world of LVT, exploring its essence, application, and benefits.


What is luxury vinyl flooring?

Luxury vinyl flooring, often abbreviated as LVT, is a sophisticated flooring product designed to mimic the natural appearance of wood, stone, or ceramic tiles. Unlike traditional vinyl, luxury vinyl tiles offer enhanced depth, texture, and realism, making them almost indistinguishable from the materials they replicate.

Crafted from multiple layers, including a robust wear layer, luxury vinyl flooring provides exceptional durability and resistance to daily wear and tear. This makes it an ideal choice for areas of high traffic or where moisture resistance is essential.


Where can you install LVT flooring?

One of the standout features of luxury vinyl flooring is its incredible adaptability. Whether you’re renovating your kitchen, bathroom or living room, LVT flooring fits seamlessly. It’s also a popular choice for commercial spaces like offices and retail outlets.

Thanks to its water-resistant properties, it’s particularly suitable for areas prone to spills and moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Furthermore, its durability makes it perfect for high-traffic zones, offering a long-lasting flooring solution that maintains its allure over time.


The benefits of luxury vinyl flooring

The popularity of luxury vinyl tiles can be attributed to a multitude of benefits, making it a preferred choice among flooring specialists and homeowners alike. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Aesthetic versatility: With an extensive range of designs and patterns, LVT can replicate the look of natural materials with remarkable accuracy, providing the elegance of hardwood or stone at a fraction of the cost.
  • Durability and maintenance: Designed to withstand the rigours of daily life, luxury vinyl flooring is scratch, stain, and dent-resistant. It’s also easy to clean and maintain, requiring only regular sweeping and occasional mopping.
  • Comfort and acoustics: LVT offers a softer, more comfortable underfoot experience compared to traditional hard flooring options. It also provides superior sound insulation, contributing to a quieter and more serene living environment.
  • Installation ease: LVT can be installed over most existing floors, making the renovation process swift and less intrusive. The click installation method is particularly user-friendly, allowing for quick and easy DIY projects.

Still unsure? For a more in-depth look at these benefits, read our article outlining 7 reasons you need luxury vinyl tiles.


Luxury vinyl tiles from First Floors

At First Floors, we pride ourselves on offering an exquisite collection of luxury vinyl tiles, showcasing the latest trends, trusted brands, and timeless designs.

Our range of luxury vinyl flooring is curated to meet the highest standards of quality and aesthetics. Whether you’re looking for the rustic charm of wood, the sophistication of stone, or the sleek appeal of ceramic tiles, our LVT flooring options cater to every preference and interior design theme.

Visit our showroom for luxury vinyl tiles and more

Discovering the perfect flooring for your space is an exciting journey, and at First Floors, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. We invite you to visit our flooring showroom in Glasgow, where you can explore our comprehensive selection of luxury vinyl tiles and other premium flooring options. You can also peruse our virtual showroom from the comfort of your own home!

If you have any questions about our flooring options or fitting services, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team.

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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.