November 18, 2018

The popularity of vinyl flooring continues to grow due to is waterproof qualities and durability. However, many customers have been put off by the "fake look" of these floors, opting for more expensive options. Luxury vinyl flooring has completely overturned the vinyl flooring market, offering the original benefits of vinyl but with the appearance of authentic wood and true-to-life detail. 

Luxury vinyl flooring brings comfort to any space as the material is warm and soft to touch. A number of techniques are used to make this floor indistinguishable from solid wood. For example, subtle nuances, high contrasts and variations are evident between individual planks to imitate natural wood. The floors are supplied in individual planks and deeper embossing is used, again to match the appearance of solid wood floors.

Luxury vinyl flooring is made up of a number of layers:

  • The aluminium oxide-based layer prevents light scratching and shoe scuffs
  • The clear film layer protects against harder damage, such as rips and tears
  • The design layer is made up of a photo-realistic print of wood
  • The backing layer makes up 90% of the product and gives it its structure and solidity

Here at SL Interiors, we supply and fit a range of luxury vinyl floors which can be viewed here. For expert advice, please don't hesitate to contact us on 018404458, at info@slinteriors.ie or drop into our showroom, located at Unit H6, Swords Enterprise Park, Co. Dublin.