|Pack Size||1.8 m²|
|Installation Method||Click System|
|Plank Style||Tile Effect|
Nest Grey Slate Click Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring is 600mm long and 300mm wide, and has a total thickness of 6.5mm. It also has a wear layer of 0.50mm and bevelled edges that add depth and definition, meaning they make a room look larger.
Vinyl flooring looks identical to the material it emulates, but is always a fraction of the price of authentic alternatives. It is comfortable for walking on, as it is thick, cushioned, and works well with underfloor heating to maintain heat year round. Alternatives do not provide this. Vinyl is also hard-wearing, meaning it can withstand lots of footfall, as well as being non-absorbent, anti-slip and easy to clean. This makes it suitable for the bathroom, kitchen, hallway, lounge and dining room, aided by the fact it is available in the style of any material or pattern you can think of!
Vinyl create that modern and sophisticated look without the uncomfortable cold, hard feeling of tiles underfoot. Instead, there is a possibility for underfloor heating, which combined with the aforementioned vinyl benefits, makes your floor extremely cosy whilst retaining the beauty of tiles. Also, vinyl is not slippery or reflective like tiles often are, so may better suit your needs and tastes.
Vinyl that has a click installation method means it is easy to install as it just locks into place. This makes it stable, although it can also be glued or nailed down to increase this further. It is suitable for busy households with lots of children running around without risk of the floor slipping. Another benefit of this installation method is easy replacement of one section rather than the entire floor should damage occur.
If you’re looking to install luxury vinyl tiles by hand, there are a few things to bear in mind:
Glue Down vs Click
Before you purchase your LVT, check which installation system it uses. There are two main types: ‘Glue Down’ and ‘Click’.
• Glue Down is more traditional, ensuring dimensional stability and strength. Each tile is placed in a desired pattern, and set alongside the neighbouring tiles.
• Click installation is quick and hassle free. Each tile fits together seamlessly and securely, locking into place with a single movement.
Many fitters prefer floating their tiles due to quick and easy installation. Floating does not require you to fix your flooring to a subfloor, however, only click tiles can be fitted this way.
A thin underlay is fitted underneath the tile to encourage cushioning underfoot. Floating helps cut down on labour, whilst ensuring that your boards are comfortable and strong underfoot.
Fixing your flooring to the subfloor will ensure a long lifespan and minimal movement. Both Glue Down and Click tiles can be fitted this way, however, it is more popular with the former.
LVT can be installed above most existing hard surfaces, such as concrete, plywood, tiles, and wood boards. Adhesive is applied directly under the tile, setting rigidly into place.
For an in-depth look at fitting LVT, check out our dedicated installation guide. We’ve curated the best tips and tricks, helping your renovation go smoothly.