Floorbay logo

Supplying Luxury Vinyl Flooring to the trade & public since 1994

Phone lines open today 9am - 7pm
vinyl tile

The Best Look in Vinyl Tiles

Are you currently refurbishing your bathroom or hallway? If you are, no doubt you have read our previous blogs discussing how luxury vinyl flooring is perfect for durability and practicality? However, we decided to go a bit further and look at the styles of luxury vinyl tile and why those specific designs are a much better alternative to the real thing. Here at Floorbay, we are here to help you decide on the perfect look for your floor.

The Vinyl Appeal

Although LVT has traditionally been ideal in bathrooms and kitchens throughout the UK, the growing trend to have them stretch to other rooms has seen them placed in living rooms, bedrooms and hallways.

One of the best things about LVT is that you get spoiled for choice, with a variety of options that seamlessly replicate many traditional floorings. Whether you want ceramic, porcelain or stone designs, there are a lot of different styles to choose from underneath the LVT umbrella.

It is also easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices available. If you are doing some refurbishment and unsure which type of tile is best for you, let’s look at your options.

Porcelain and Ceramic

Genuine porcelain tiles are extremely-popular, durable and hard-wearing – and used in many places where heavy foot traffic is expected. They are stain-resistant, water-resistant and can even have a glazed effect in some designs.

However, as you will no doubt see in many floors that utilise genuine porcelain, they have a higher crack tendency – especially if anything heavy was to drop off a shelf or unit. They are also very tough underfoot and very tricky to install. With vinyl such as Invictus or Karndean Click vinyl flooring, you can have the porcelain look that retains all the same protective qualities but has no risk of cracking in the tile.

It remains comfortable underfoot due to natural cushioning, and – unlike porcelain – it can perfectly house an underfloor heating system underneath without the tiles becoming overheated. The same can be said for Ceramic flooring, with vinyl offering the same look with no downsides. Also, LVT installations are relatively simple, so much so that you can do it yourself in the afternoon.

Wood and Stone

Everyone loves authenticity – until it becomes overly costly to have. Genuine hardwood and stone flooring sure look amazing throughout the house, but it can be as expensive to install and treat as it is to keep it clean.

With Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring, you can have a world of authentic-looking wood and stone flooring options that fully protect your subfloor and home, whilst saving your bank balance simultaneously.

These are just some of the options that LVT brands like Quick-Step luxury vinyl, invictus flooring and other brands within the Floorbay family provide. For more information on your perfect tile flooring, contact our friendly team today to learn more.


history of vinyl flooring

The history and development of vinyl flooring  

We felt it important to delve into the history of vinyl flooring and its development over the years! We’re proud to be experts within the luxury vinyl flooring industry and want to highlight just how far the developments in designing, manufacturing and producing luxury vinyl floorings have come! In the realm of interior design, trends…

Read More from The history and development of vinyl flooring  

vinyl flooring myths

Debunking vinyl flooring myths

As it’s the year 2024, it feels as if everybody has opinions, both good and bad about pretty much anything! With opinions come myths, which can be hard to debunk and unveil the slither of truth attached to it. Vinyl flooring is sadly no exception to the rule! Due to its increasing popularity over recent…

Read More from Debunking vinyl flooring myths

fresh flooring

How to best care for your luxury vinyl flooring

Once you’ve chosen your perfect luxury vinyl floor for your home or workplace, next comes the concerns of how to maintain that pristine, fresh flooring feel. Don’t worry, this guide will go through the actions you can take to ensure your flooring fulfils a long and healthy lifespan, both preventative and after accidents have occurred….

Read More from How to best care for your luxury vinyl flooring

View All Articles
Flooring fitter


Floorbay have over many years built up a network of fully qualified and accredited fitters covering almost everywhere in the UK, please call 01625 876387 for more details.

Please let us know which products you are interested in and the area/sqm that you require.