Upgrading your floors is one of the best ways to give your home a makeover, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Many interior decorating experts recommend using vinyl flooring instead.
Vinyl has come a long way from the frumpy designs of old. These days, luxury vinyl, such as Amtico flooring, flourishes in Birmingham and all throughout the UK, giving homeowners a stylish, cost-effective option to update their floors.
Here are the most common reasons why homeowners prefer to use Amtico.
Amtico is manufactured from a resin mixed with plasticisers and stabilisers that are compressed under high-pressure, high-temperature conditions. The result is a very thin yet very durable material that is resistant to scratches, chips, and scuffs and can last many, many years into the future.
New printing techniques allow the manufacturer to overlay a thin film over the surface of the tile that mimics natural materials, such as expensive stone tiles or wood planks. This allows you to add warmth and a hint of luxury to your home without having to shell out huge money at all.
Amtico is compatible with a wide array of sub-flooring materials, including concrete, stone, and timber. If your house has an under-floor heating system, you can still use Amtico flooring, although the temperature must not rise above 27 degrees Celsius to avoid damaging the tiles.
Combine different styles from the stone and wood collections for an organic look, or delve in the glass and metal collections if you want something more modern. And because all Amtico tiles have the same thickness and come in several sizes, you can easily mix tiles from both collections to create one-of-a-kind flooring that is unique to your home.
Once you have picked a style you want, you can DIY the installation of your new flooring or you can get in touch with an expert who specialises in installing Amtico floors. The latter is more expensive, of course, but it will ensure you have correctly installed flooring you probably would not get from doing it yourself.