Pictures of a Luxury Vinyl Tile floor in Clapham Junction
A nice little project for a flat in Clapham Junction. A new LVT floor in a mid-oak colour. Not many people know what an LVT is. Well it stands for Luxurt Vinyl Tiles bt most people have heard of it under two of the largest brands who manufacture it – Karndean or Amtico. But there are several other manufacturers who are very good. Moduleo is a high end brand – James Halstead is another.
In this case this floor is a Sierra LVT made by the James Halstead Group that is one of the largest flooring manufacturers in the world and makes floors under the brands of Polyflor, Polsafe, Expona, Cavalio, Saarfloors, Megastrong, Camaro, Colonia, Kudos, Voyager, Forest fx and Performa.
Anyway, this is a mid oak colour called Chapel Oak, laid in a straight plank. It is hard wearing, good-looking and it won’t fade in the sun. It can be scratched though so you do have to be careful, but you can get some of the scratches out with a fine sandpaper rubbed lightly across the top and then reseal it.
Here is how we did it.
Description of works
Remove existing flooring, take away and dispose
Cut and fit plyboard to subfloor
Apply feather finish and sand to create smooth, flat surface
Template where required, cut and fit Marmoleum flooring to subfloor adhere with adhesive
Clean and clear site upon completion
As you can see from the pictures the flat had a mixture of wooden and concrete subfloors, so the wooden floors were plyboarded and the concrete had a latex, self levelling screed applied. Both surfaces were then sanded and a feather finish added to them and re-sanded to makes them suer-flat and smooth for the LVT to adhere to.
The the LVT was cut to shape and stuck to the subfloor. Dean our master fitter did an excellent job as always of getting a really sharp finish to the skirting board as the client didn’t want all of them removed. Anyway, a great litle project and some more great work for the team!