Amtico Stratica luxury vinyl flooring £14.99 per sqm + £50 p&p @ ebay / LLP of London
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Amtico Stratica luxury vinyl flooring £14.99 per sqm + £50 p&p @ ebay / LLP of London

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Found 9th Aug 2014
My laminate floor is tired and chipped.

I have been looking for LVT's (luxury vinyl tiles) to do out the ground floor of my house for a couple of months. Amtico, which is regarded as the king of LVT was way out of my price range, about £40+ per sqm. I was about to buy Tarkett id which is a perfectly respectable make, when on my last desperate trawl through Google for an even better price I came across the Amtico Stratica range of wood plank LVT. Some nice timber colours. I got mine for £15.99 per sqm in Traditional Oak, but the range is from £13.99 upward.

Stratica is discontinued now, but it was Amtico's commercial range. It is very hard wearing. A bargain if you are in the market for this kind of flooring, especially if you need a fair amount, otherwise the shipping costs might be a little too high. Might even be good if you are a fitter

I had to ring them to order it in the end.Fleabay cannot work out shipping properly because it is sold per sqm but shipped per pack or pallet. When I tried to buy it, fleabay worked my shipping costs out at £1650. Yikes.

Customer service (thanks Caroline) was great over the phone though and the purchase was simple. So, £650 to do the ground floor of my house? Bargin :-)

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Nice spot and great that you took the time to post it.

Majority of the cost with LVT is in the floor prep and fitting - a level, clean, and dry floor is very important as this is then the base for (usually) a couple of flexible screeds.

Hate to admit I hadn't even realised that Vinyl was an option beyond the bathroom/kitchen. Thanks ever so much for taking the time to write this, particularly as we have been looking towards reflooring our GF for several months now. Seriously considering going for this

Is it better than wood flooring?

dont get me wrong its a deal but i seriously dont get "amtico" like floors . your floor has to be meticulously flat and ALOT of "your" time , effort and money ( even more money if you are paying a pro to prep your floor) is taken getting it flat and ready for the floor to be laid
Edited by: "cadmus" 10th Aug 2014

Didn't you look at Karndean?

Brillaint bargain.
Amtico (and the likes) lasts for years and years, In fact the only way you might want to change it, is if it becomes dated. It really is better than laminate as it is water resistant.

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vithya

Is it better than wood flooring?

It is pretty close in looks, and and as waby and cadmus so rightly say it is a professional job to fit it. I am seriously having to leave the house in the daytime to let the screed dry, However, the bloke that is fitting it recommended lvt over wood, because although the wood is cheaper, it is much more expensive to fit, especially over concrete.

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eiamhere69

Didn't you look at Karndean?

Yes I did look at Karndean, it is very nice and on a par with Amtico,but I couldn't find a bevelled edge that competed on price. Their knight tile is a good price but rather flat looking compared to the Amtico. Also, the Stratica is commercial grade, and the Karndean (well the one I can afford anyway) is domestic grade. Bevelled edge is a deal breaker for me.

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cadmus

dont get me wrong its a deal but i seriously dont get "amtico" like … dont get me wrong its a deal but i seriously dont get "amtico" like floors . your floor has to be meticulously flat and ALOT of "your" time , effort and money ( even more money if you are paying a pro to prep your floor) is taken getting it flat and ready for the floor to be laid

You are right, it is costing me the price of the product plus another third to get it laid

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waby1234

Majority of the cost with LVT is in the floor prep and fitting - a level, … Majority of the cost with LVT is in the floor prep and fitting - a level, clean, and dry floor is very important as this is then the base for (usually) a couple of flexible screeds.

You are right, it is costing me the price of the product plus another third to get it laid, and chaos in the house. I think he is having to do it in two halves (the screed) to wait for one half to dry. He doesn't really want to do it this way but it is either that or find an hotel.

It all started with the flooring for a cloakroom and ballooned from then. Oh yes, I am having a new cloakroom fitted at the same time. Aaaaargh, this way lies madness.

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oB765o

Hate to admit I hadn't even realised that Vinyl was an option beyond the … Hate to admit I hadn't even realised that Vinyl was an option beyond the bathroom/kitchen. Thanks ever so much for taking the time to write this, particularly as we have been looking towards reflooring our GF for several months now. Seriously considering going for this

Took a while to convince me as I have memories of the old real lino in a steamy kitchen, all cracked and worn. A particularly vile shade of sulphurous yellow with marbling....

post a piccy when its done " battleaxe" ... im sure it will be worth the hard work (_;)

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I'd like to show you the before photos, but the house is in such a state you would send Kim and Aggie round

£50 p&p for most of them :-o

What is the advantage of Vinyl over water proof laminates?

you are right, bevelled edge is far Superior

I've heard Polyflor is good. Does anyone know if this is true?

I bought wood flooring from Llp a few months ago, service was very good.

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I have a Victorian house and was considering sending down all the original wood flooring. I putting a bed down of six mm plyboard the way to prepare this product.

Thanks for posting this, now considering getting this for the hall, lounge and kitchen. Is it easy to lay yourself, and am i right in thinking it doesn't require an underlay? I currently have carpet in hall and lounge on top of concrete screed, and in kitchen there is currently vinyl tiles.....am i ok to lift carpet and lay on the screed, but in kitchen lay on the vinyl tiles, or do these have to be lifted too?
Sorry for all the questions, and thanks for any advice.

My understanding is no underlay but it needs to be total flat. Screed hard floors and 6mmply board wood floors. And fill gaps with a special filler.

Amtico is fantastic ( got it throughout the whole of my downstairs ) but I would personally get a specialist in to fit it properly. Fitting costs aren't cheap but would be worth it in the long run IMO

cheers, think i got it confused with the LVT click products i have seen.

Thanks for posting this. I need about 100m2 of flooring in my refurbishment and have been looking at LVTs.
My research points to the fact that getting this stuff properly fitted is the most important thing and usually costs more per square metre than the actual product.
I gave a good fitter a call yesterday to ask about Stratica as I was thinking about buying this. His opinion was it was being discontinued for a reason. It needs to be applied with an epoxy which is apparently a real pain to work with and a much slower process than other LVT fitting. He said the fitting costs could negate the bargainous price here.
Now I need quite a lot doing, so it might be different if you want to use this to do a small area. This was also just the opinion of the fitter I spoke to.
This is a great price for this product, but its worth bearing in mind this isn't like fitting the normal Amtico, so I think its worth calling an experienced fitter in your area and asking them about it before taking the plunge, particularly if you want a lot doing.

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neneromanovagirl

I've heard Polyflor is good. Does anyone know if this is true?

Yes I have heard that polyfloor is great, and heir bevel line looks pretty good, it was just that the amtico name is very well respected, mostly made in the UK and at this price cheaper than the polyflor. Just a matter of preference really.

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saintscouple

Thanks for posting this, now considering getting this for the hall, … Thanks for posting this, now considering getting this for the hall, lounge and kitchen. Is it easy to lay yourself, and am i right in thinking it doesn't require an underlay? I currently have carpet in hall and lounge on top of concrete screed, and in kitchen there is currently vinyl tiles.....am i ok to lift carpet and lay on the screed, but in kitchen lay on the vinyl tiles, or do these have to be lifted too?Sorry for all the questions, and thanks for any advice.

My fitter told me that a diy solution is risky (he would say that wouldn't he) But he said enough to put me off. All furniture out. All Marley style tiles off. Latex screed maybe twice over to make sure floor is completely level with no loose lumpy bits or they will definitely show through eventually. I dunno, I won't be changing my floor again after this, so I thought it would be worth having it done by a pro (and I have saved hard for it). My Builder dot com and others like it are good places to find craftsman. If I was younger, and wanted it without the pain of saving, I might have given it a go, but that is just me, I like to think anyone can do pretty much anything with the right knowledge, tools and patience????

Had a look at the domestic stuff in a local shop, like it so if I can still get enough through this deal any idea on finding a good fitter that could do the job.

looking for around 50Sqm but need to measure up more accurately
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