LVT flooring brands

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Posted 4th Jan
Can someone recommend good quality LVT flooring and underlay for use in bathrooms.

I was in Carpetright where they recommended Tegola brand but not sure if thats Carpetright own naming convention or a genuine brand.
At the store, the sales guy said it can be eaily installed like laminate without glue, etc but when i looked at carpetright online, they were suggesting glue, etc msu be required.
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I have used Amtico click LVT, it has built in underlay and just clicks together, really nice quality stuff and waterproof etc

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I had LVT fitted a few months back by a local installer (Used Camero range).
The actual laying of the LVT looked really easy but yes it will need gluing down.

The floor leveling and prep though looked quite complex for a DIY'er. I have a 5 year old house with solid concrete floors and they were extremely good according to our fitter, but he still needed to scree and level with a specialised floor grinder to ensure perfectly flat.
airfix04/01/2020 12:39

I have used Amtico click LVT, it has built in underlay and just clicks …I have used Amtico click LVT, it has built in underlay and just clicks together, really nice quality stuff and waterproof etchttps://www.magnet.co.uk/accessories/flooring/amtico-ceramic-ecru-stone-vinyl-flooring/


Did u fit it yourself?
I’ve fitted a fair few LVT. I’ve fitted B&Q colours range of LVT floors and lots of quickstep ones (both have the sort of groove and click system laminates have, both were good, quickstep edges it for quality though. The click systems are floating floors, and are easy to fit, if you are going for the glued stuff then your floor will probably need screeding before, laying them isn’t too difficult and you will always have to option to replace single bits if you damage them, with the other system you don’t.
INDUSTRYHATER04/01/2020 15:52

I’ve fitted a fair few LVT. I’ve fitted B&Q colours range of LVT floors an …I’ve fitted a fair few LVT. I’ve fitted B&Q colours range of LVT floors and lots of quickstep ones (both have the sort of groove and click system laminates have, both were good, quickstep edges it for quality though. The click systems are floating floors, and are easy to fit, if you are going for the glued stuff then your floor will probably need screeding before, laying them isn’t too difficult and you will always have to option to replace single bits if you damage them, with the other system you don’t.


Any particular underlay you recommend?
ran123ran04/01/2020 16:40

Any particular underlay you recommend?


The best one I used was the quickstep underlay, it has squares on it so you can make sure you still square and to help with scribing.
ran123ran04/01/2020 14:29

Did u fit it yourself?


Yes, very easy if you have flat floors, just have to cut the tiles around everything to fit, lots of scribing at edges or doors but dead simple, I used my battery disc cutter.
The leading brand of lvt is karndean. But as someone said above, the actual work is in the prep of the floor, is it level etc.

With karndean, you have to get it from a official dealer and fitted by them to. Karndean does have a good guarantee but again, read the fine print.

I personally think they're all a much of muchness. Pick one with a good thickness. You can get click versions which I believe don't need gluing and the non click versions do.
airfix04/01/2020 17:32

Yes, very easy if you have flat floors, just have to cut the tiles around …Yes, very easy if you have flat floors, just have to cut the tiles around everything to fit, lots of scribing at edges or doors but dead simple, I used my battery disc cutter.


I was told you could use a stanley knife to make cuts as the vinyl planks are very thin?
I’ve used tegola in my old kitchen. Had to get an independent fitter in the end due to issues. Mine did need gluing to floor but mine was on level concrete
EN1GMA04/01/2020 20:19

The leading brand of lvt is karndean. But as someone said above, the …The leading brand of lvt is karndean. But as someone said above, the actual work is in the prep of the floor, is it level etc.With karndean, you have to get it from a official dealer and fitted by them to. Karndean does have a good guarantee but again, read the fine print.I personally think they're all a much of muchness. Pick one with a good thickness. You can get click versions which I believe don't need gluing and the non click versions do.


We have karndean throughout our whole ground floor over under floor heating, it was done by a contractor as you need to screed the floor with self level compound, then he used a heavy roller to glue down the vinyl flat.

since then I’ve done smaller rooms with glue down lvt and it’s quite easy to do diy. Just use the right glue and a knotched trowel.

in our New build rented out place I laid the amtico smartclick and it feels as good as karndean even though it’s not glued down.
ran123ran04/01/2020 20:39

I was told you could use a stanley knife to make cuts as the vinyl planks …I was told you could use a stanley knife to make cuts as the vinyl planks are very thin?


You can score it like plasterboard and bend then cut, I found a grinder easier especially for knotching out shapes
airfix04/01/2020 21:04

We have karndean throughout our whole ground floor over under floor …We have karndean throughout our whole ground floor over under floor heating, it was done by a contractor as you need to screed the floor with self level compound, then he used a heavy roller to glue down the vinyl flat. since then I’ve done smaller rooms with glue down lvt and it’s quite easy to do diy. Just use the right glue and a knotched trowel. in our New build rented out place I laid the amtico smartclick and it feels as good as karndean even though it’s not glued down.


I remember the karndean rep telling me you can fit it yourself but won't be covered for guarantee for alot of stuff if things go wrong in the future. Money making scam. I was also told electric under floor heating was a no no, gsh version was fine though

Isn't then amtico just like laminate then? In terms of the click system? Assuming just thinner.
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