Luxury Vinyl Tile for Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is a fantastically versatile flooring material.
Available in tiles and planks, and offering a massive range of options, the product is cleverly produced to look like real stone or wood but with many other practical benefits.
The Ezy-Warm System is compatible with LVT brands, giving you beautiful designer flooring with the added benefit of underfloor heating.
LVT is available in various formats installed using different methods:
Loose Lay – here the LVT typically incorporates a high friction backing, plus an adhesive tackifier or tape to hold tiles or planks in place. Quick and easy to install, it’s a DIY option that enables easy replacement of individual tiles. Popular brands include Amtico, Karndean and IVC.
Magnetic Backed – much like a fridge magnet, the LVT has magnetic backing which is attracted to a magnetically-receptive underlay. Very easy to install and replace for flexible designs and repairs. Popular brands include Amtico, Karndean and Mabos.
Click – as the name suggests, click LVT has a specially engineered side profile that enables planks to be simply clicked together to create a floating floor. A downside is that as the planks lock together, individual planks can be difficult to remove for repair. It can be easy to fit making it a good DIY option, although locking can be problematic on poorer quality products and a perfectly smooth sub-floor is needed. Popular brands include Amtico, Karndean, Quickstep and Pergo.
Dry-back – also know as glue-down, this typically uses an adhesive to bond the LVT to the sub-floor and is up to 3mm thick. Good for high traffic areas, but very difficult to remove once installed. It requires a perfectly smooth subfloor so installation is best left to a professional flooring fitter. Popular brands include Amtico, Karndean and IVC.