luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT)

Luxury Vinyl Tile selection available from Criterion Flooring

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*The example images shown here are a guide only and colour may vary slightly


LVT stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile – a product that looks like real wood and stone flooring, but provides many more practical benefits. Available in a range of shapes, sizes and effects, you can create an authentic looking floor in your home, without the practical drawbacks of natural products.

So you have the flexibility to create their own floor design with individual LVT planks and tiles, as opposed to sheet vinyl. Choose a chevron design using planks, a monochrome style with contrasting tiles, and/or parquet in popular herringbone and Shaker styles.

What is luxury vinyl tile made of?

LVT is made with a series of layers; the stability layer helps the product to lay flat and level, whilst still being flexible enough to cut through with a knife. The HD photographic layer gives every Karndean product its highly realistic design whilst the PVC wear layer protects the floor’s design from everyday wear and tear, and our enhanced K-Guard+ PU surface treatment provides added protection and reduced maintenance.

Types of LVT

Criterion Flooring stocks luxury vinyl tiles from major manufacturers including; LG Hausys, Polyfloor, Modulao and Karndean.

Karndean is the premium brand and offers three different types of LVT. In its  gluedown range, there is a wide range of designs, colours and styles, which can be personalised using different laying styles and colour combinations, as well as various design components (design stripsborders and specially cut features).

The Karndean LooseLay range features the innovative K-Wave friction grip backing which secures the product to the subfloor. The backing also aids in reducing noise transfer to rooms below. It’s quick and easy to install and can be used in rooms with high humidity or water exposure, such as kitchens and bathrooms.

The Karndean Palio Clic products offer a system which require no adhesive or tackifier, making for an even quicker installation. It can be fitted over most existing hard floors as long as they are smooth and dust free!

What makes LVT so popular?

LVT is far more durable than real wood, stone or ceramic tile, withstanding the general wear and tear of daily life. the Karndean product is waterproof too – unaffected by leaking appliances, spilt drinks or messy bath times, making it even more resilient to busy family life.

LVT is warmer underfoot than real wood or stone, but LVT is suitable for use with underfloor heating systems. So LVT is infinitely practical and looks great!