Vinyl Click flooring is a type of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) which locks together. This flooring features all the benefits of regular LVT – durability, warmth and water resistance – with the added benefit of a quick and easy installation. In this article we'll answer all of the most popular questions about Vinyl Click flooring so you can know if it's right for you.
How is Vinyl Click installed?Vinyl Click floors get their name from the use of a locking mechanism on the edges of the boards which allows the flooring to be ‘clicked’ together. This allows them to be laid over the top of an underlay without the need to glue the individual tiles down. This makes Vinyl Click tiles simple and quick to install – great for a DIY installation.
Is Vinyl Click flooring waterproof?Yes! In fact, all LVT floors, whether Vinyl Click or glue-down, are fully waterproof, which makes them a great, safe choice for bathrooms and kitchens. Vinyl Click floors lock together tightly, to prevent any water from seeping through to the underfloor.
What does Vinyl Click flooring look like?The short answer is: anything! The surface of Vinyl Click floors is covered with an ultra-realistic photographic layer, which can replicate any flooring material you can think of. Because of this, your Vinyl Click floor can look like dark wood, light stone or anything else in between. Vinyl Click really is the interior designer's dream floor.
Is Vinyl Click like Linoleum or sheet vinyl?Sheet vinyl and linoleum were very popular in the 80s as cheap, waterproof flooring. However, modern Click Vinyl is very different to the old, soft vinyl floors from times gone by. These new Luxury Vinyl Tiles are hard and robust, often with detailed surface texture and very high quality visual designs. The beauty of individual tiles is that if you do manage to damage an area of your floor (which is impressive, when you consider the level of scratch resistance) it's possible just to replace the damaged tiles individually, without having to replace your whole floor like with sheet vinyl.
Is Vinyl Click easy to clean?Vinyl Click floors are some of the easiest floors to clean. The tiles are completely waterproof, which means there's no problem using a wet mop to thoroughly cut through any dirt which might have built up. After time, your vinyl floor might start to dull as the finish gets worn away, but don't worry, it's easy to reapply the finish to bring back that tough, protective layer.
Can I use Vinyl Click with underfloor heating?As underfloor heating becomes increasingly popular, it's more important to know which floors are most affected by changes in temperature. Vinyl Click floors are perfectly suitable for most types of underfloor heating. There are certain requirements which we explain here, but Vinyl Click floors are some of the best floors around for underfloor heating.
[Header image: Karndean Palio Clic Pienza. Side image: Quickstep Livyn Pulse Cotton Oak Natural.]