Vinyl tile was once a niche choice of flooring that had a characteristic look and feel that was very different from natural materials. Nowadays, however, the best vinyl flooring can compete with the most sophisticated flooring options such as real wood and ceramic tile. Amtico is a British brand that manufactures vinyl flooring in a wide range of styles and finishes that will appeal to even the pickiest design-conscious homeowner.
Where can I use vinyl flooring?
Amtico flooring comes in a range of finishes that can be used in every room in the house. Vinyl was typically used in bathrooms and kitchens, but the realistic wood and stone imitation finishes of the Form, Spacia, and Signature ranges are versatile and will look great in living rooms, open-plan kitchen extensions, and even bedrooms.
How can I choose the right design for my home?
Amtico offer plenty of inspiration photography on their website to give you a sense of how their flooring works in different rooms and design schemes. They also have online brochures for you to browse, and even a room visualiser that will give you a 3D demonstration of how a particular style will look in a space.
Where is Amtico vinyl flooring made?
With many of us concerned about the sustainability of our homes, it’s a relief to know that 95 per cent of Amtico’s flooring is manufactured in the UK, which means fewer air miles and CO2 emissions from transportation. You will also be supporting a UK business by buying from them.
Is this flooring easy to clean?
Vinyl is a hardwearing and easy-maintenance flooring option – more so that real wood and even tile. It requires only warm water and mild detergent to clean; just make sure you avoid cleaning it with anything abrasive as it may scratch.
Will vinyl flooring feel warm underfoot?
Yes – vinyl is a particularly good option if you don't like the cold feeling of ceramic tile under your feet. It's also compatible with underfloor heating – perfect for bathrooms and any other area you want to be extra warm underfoot without compromising on style and having to lay down carpet.
How easy is vinyl flooring to install?
It all depends on the type of vinyl flooring you're buying: if it's vinyl tile, it's well within the skill set of a competent DIYer, with many products coming with adhesive already applied – all you need to do is peel off the back. However, if vinyl flooring is being laid in a single sheet, this is a job for a professional. Always read the description of the floor you're planning on buying to determine whether you'll be able to lay it yourself.