7/27/2015

Six Good Reasons to Choose a Synthetic Floor

The reputation of traditional PVC floors of being "ugly but cheap" is definitely a thing of the past. Over the years, resilient flooring solutions had several esthetical and functional breakthroughs, and are now a valid choice for floor covering.

The advantages of an LVT floor

A modern synthetic LVT floor has several qualities. Let's look at the six most important ones.

  • Resistant. It has a high resistance to foot traffic and abrasions, and it's therefore indicated for intense usage.
  • Waterproof. It can be used in humid environments and can be easily cleaned without causing bulging.
  • Insulating. LVT offers a high degree of soundproofing and thermal insulation, which requires a reduced thickness.
  • Wide range of finishes. A vinyl floor covering can recreate the look of any type of material, such as wood, resin, marble or cement.
  • Easy to install. Installation can be self-adhesive or with a joint-system. In either case, it won't leave dust or debris. Also, damaged tiles can be easily substituted, with no need for professional equipment.
  • Reduced costs. An LVT floor covering will be more expensive than normal vinyl, but still more convenient than hardwood.

where can you use a synthetic floor?

LVT is high performing, both esthetically and functionally, and suitable for different applications.

For example, it can be used for high foot traffic surfaces like offices and shops, or in humid environments such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Also, thanks to its reduced thickness and ease of assembly, vinyl is ideal to cover preexisting floors (for example during renovations) without adding excessive thickness.

Skema offers LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) solutions in our Sintesy range, a high-performing floor even for the most demanding budgets.

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