As suppliers of innovative Clever Click vinyl flooring, we investigated the top wood plank flooring solutions available. So you can decide which is the best flooring product for your customers.
Remodelling a home comes with lots of costs, and flooring is considered to be one of the most expensive aspects. More recently, homeowners are opting for carpet-less solutions in favour of longer-lasting flooring with a wooden look that is easier to clean. As a result, tradespeople and DIYers spanning residential and commercial projects will be looking for the most cost effective, and durable flooring options. Read about these top flooring choices below:
To achieve a classic finish to most interior spaces, people usually go with hardwood flooring. Its natural grain patterns are popular for a variety of interior design styles including Farmhouse and Scandinavian looks. Hardwood flooring usually comes at a premium price, but is considered to be long-wearing and can even last for generations with proper care. However, it is highly susceptible to scratches, water damage, and colour fading. As a result, it can be hard to maintain the integrity of hardwood floors as they require regular maintenance including re-staining or painting. In addition, installation can be complex and costly, requiring power tools and experience.
Laminate flooring is a type of flooring made of several layers, including a decorative layer, a wear layer, a natural wood core layer, and a backing layer. It is a practical and budget-friendly option for DIY customers looking for a wood-look floor they can install themselves. Laminate is typically installed as a floating floor, which makes it easy to install and allows for some movement. However, it can be scratched, damaged by water, and is also rather noisy, and not as comfortable as other types of flooring.
Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) also comprises of a several layers but is made from synthetic materials which enhances its durability. Combined with click-clack installation technology, luxury vinyl flooring is extremely water resistant. Luxury vinyl flooring may seem deter some as it is not traditional. However, what it lacks in authenticity, it makes up for in expert design, durability, and easy maintenance. Commonly available in a wide range of designs, replicating the look of wood, or stone, this flooring offers a more competitive solution. Overall, it is a versatile and durable flooring option used in various applications, including residential and commercial spaces.
When it comes to selecting the ideal flooring for interior spaces, luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and tile (LVT) flooring stand out as exceptional choices, often surpassing traditional hardwood and tile flooring options. Let's explore the benefits of luxury vinyl flooring over these alternatives:
Luxury vinyl flooring offers outstanding durability, compared to hardwood and laminate flooring. It is highly resistant to scratches, stains, and moisture, making it ideal for high-traffic areas and moisture-prone spaces like bathrooms and kitchens. Further, LVF is frequently installed over existing floors and is suitable for underfloor heating applications. Additionally, this flooring option is less prone to cracking or chipping compared to tiled flooring.
Compared to hardwood and tiled flooring, Luxury vinyl flooring offers easy and hassle-free installation. Many LVF products feature click-and-lock or adhesive-free installation systems, as with our Clever Click flooring range. Consequently, this makes it suitable for contractors on large projects and even for DIY customers. In contrast, hardwood flooring installation requires professional expertise and time-consuming techniques like nailing, and gluing. Our innovative Clever Click luxury vinyl planks and tiles offer an excellent choice for customers who wish to expertly lay a new floor with half the effort and time of classic flooring options.
Luxury Vinyl flooring requires minimal upkeep, especially when compared to hardwood floors. When installed correctly, the flooring is highly resistant to water, stains, and fading. Consequently, luxury vinyl floors are simple to maintain, with regular sweeping or vacuuming, and damp mopping. In contrast, hardwood flooring may require refinishing and regular polishing, while laminate flooring may require plank replacements if it cracked or stained.
Clever click LVF offers unparalleled versatility in design options. Trade and DIY customers can achieve a stunning 3-d wood look that will match the interior aesthetic in no time. Whether it's a rustic hardwood look, or a sleek modern tile design, we have a wide range of style options. Clever Click vinyl flooring provides high quality, imitations of traditional flooring materials, without the associated pitfalls.
It is no secret that hardwood and tiled flooring can be expensive in labour as well as material costs. On the other hand, Luxury Vinyl flooring offers a more budget-friendly option. While the initial price may vary based on the brand and quality, quick installation, and increased longevity provide long-term savings.
In conclusion, luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring offer numerous advantages over hardwood, laminate flooring solutions. As a result, we supply a stunning selection of hardwood designs in our Clever Click and Clever Click+ luxury vinyl flooring range.
Join us at the UK Glee 2023 trade show, where we're thrilled to showcase our exceptional range of outdoor kitchens and landscaping solutions. With our unwavering commitment to innovation we provide landscaping merchants and professionals with a superior outdoor offering.
Experience the beauty and durability of our composite landscaping solutions, offering low-maintenance elegance and long-lasting performance. Overall, your customers can enhance privacy and aesthetics with our composite decking, fencing and balustrade systems, providing the perfect finishing touches to outdoor spaces.
Rubber mat and flooring solutions
Safety and comfort are paramount to public spaces, which is why we supply Grass Mats for lawn protection and RubberLok safety flooring for peace of mind. Visit us at glee 2023 to discover these exceptional product ranges and unlock the potential your outdoor product offering with Guardian Building Products.
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A valuable new addition to our internal team, Richard Dolben has almost 20 years’ experience in manufacturing for the building products industry. We spoke to Richard about his experiences and what it’s like to work at Guardian Building Products. Read our interview with Richard below…
I have previously worked as a General Manager and Managing Director for a mix of door and fibreglass companies. As a result, I have extensive experience in relationship building with merchants, trade customers, and the general house building network.
I'll be mainly supporting and working closely with the team to deliver a safe and efficient working environment in the warehouse and showroom. Overall, I’ll be ensuring we provide the best quality of service to our customers. Also, there is no question off limits, I will always listen to our customers needs and concerns to ensure they have a positive experience.
I would say that first and foremost, I’m a people person. Making sure I understand customer needs is paramount in ensuring my team and I deliver the best possible service.
It’s a great opportunity to be part of a reputable supplier with an established nationwide network. Additionally, there is a strong commitment to quickly delivering innovative products to the range to suit the growing needs of our customers. And, most importantly, there is a great team culture with an eagerness for continuous improvement. As a result, I’m confident I will be able to help expand the business and strengthen the rapport with our customers.
As a Yorkshire man I love spending time in the countryside and at the coast and often visit Scarborough at the weekends. Accompanying me on every adventure is my four-legged companion, Smith (an English cocker spaniel), who is quite possibly the best dog in Yorkshire!
We supply a wide selection of fabulous decorative wall panels. Made from PVC, our wall panels are waterproof, lighter than traditional materials, quick to install and very easy to maintain. Ranging from 2400mm-2840mm tall and 250mm to 1000mm wide, these wall panels make remodelling a room quick and simple. As a result, this range of wall panels can easily be installed by DIYers and contractors alike. In brief, this is because there is no need to use specialist power tools and the panels can be secured with adhesive over existing surfaces.
The variation in wall panel width and pack size allows for greater scope to suit many types of projects. Suitable for new builds or remodels, the installers can quickly cover large walls in a family home, or equally, in an office building. One of the most popular uses of our wall panels is for bathroom remodels. This is due to the hygienic properties of the wall panels being mould-proof, waterproof and extremely easy to wipe clean. Moreover, being able to install these panels on existing even surfaces such as tiles, means installers can complete a project in no time at all. In a contractor’s case, this means they can move on quickly to the next job, and even complete multi-room jobs in large developments more efficiently; such as, in apartments or hotels.
The different designs in each collection give clients a choice to match any project within the home or commercial spaces. In addition, each range has a selection of trims to complement the panels and interior design, whether, with a white or chrome finish, there is something for every taste.
A contemporary range that includes designs ranging from Scandinavian wood influences to rustic brickwork effects. The designs available in this collection will suit any room in a residential or commercial building. Additionally, the panels are made of 7.5mm hollow PVC which makes installation light and easy, perfect for DIY customers. Motivo 250 wall panels are 250mm wide by 2650mm in length and 7.5mm thick. They are supplied in packs of 4 pattern-matched panels and provide a 2.6m2 coverage.
Motivo 250 Range
This selection of classic designs provides a more stain and mould-resistant option to natural materials such as marble and stone tiles. Easier to clean, these wall panels will give a fuss-free wall finish perfect for elegant bathroom projects without compromising on aesthetics with stunning design effects. Like the Motivo 250 range, these 250mm wide wall panels are supplied in packs of 4 providing pattern-coordinated coverage of 2.6m2. But also include panels with a thickness of 8.5mm.
Neptune 250 Range
Expanding the Neptune 250 collection, these tile effect wall panels provide a smart alternative to tiling, complete with a grout line effect. Varying slightly in size, the Neptune 250 Tile Effect panels are 250mm wide by 2700mm in length and 8mm thick with a patterned coordinated coverage of 2.7m2.
This industrial-chic collection includes fabulous stone, slate, and metal imitations. To complement the design, the panels are 400mm to allow for better pattern matching. Supplied in packs of 3 panels, each pack gives a total width of 1200mm providing faster coverage. In addition, the Neptune 400 wall panels range from 2600mm to 2800mm in length with a larger overall coverage of 3.12m2-3.36m2. Naturally, this collection is perfect for quickly finishing large feature walls or hallways.
Neptune 400 Range
The Neptune 600 shower panel range offers easier handling and installation. The 600mm width makes them perfect for showers with tray sizes of 1200mm – ideal for both new and remodel projects.
For faster installation with less need for joint sealing, the Neptune 1000 Mega Panel range is super easy to install and ideal for larger domestic and commercial applications, especially for shower enclosures. Similar to our 250mm wide panels, the Neptune 1000 metre-wide panels have the same versatility and design choice. However, this 2.4m long collection is 10mm thick and supplied in packs of 2 with a large coverage of 4.8m2.
Neptune 1000 Range
This collection is perfect for Kitchen splashbacks* behind sinks and benchtops. These decorative wall panels are 3mm thick, 1,220mm wide and 2,440mm long pieces of solid laminate. Atlantis wall panels feature a bevel embossed tile and grout effect and are available in high gloss shades. Furthermore, this collection provides an effective alternative to traditional tile installation and maintenance. Supplied 1 panel to a pack, this is a high-quality and versatile decorative solution for any wet room, shower, bathroom, or kitchen.
*Not suitable for use behind an open hob or other high-heat appliances
We also have 2.5mm thick acrylic sheets that are 200mm wide and 2440mm long. This is a great hygienic choice as they are transparent, easy to clean and waterproof. Hygienic sheets are commonly used in kitchens and hospitals, however, due to the adaptability and excellent durability of these sheets, they have even been used in shops and pubs during the pandemic.
No project is complete without attention to detail, which is why we also have a wide selection of trims in different colours to complement our decorative wall panels.
Various trims and accessories are available to suit each panel size, thickness and style and type of application.
See the full specification of each panel range and their trims below:
In conclusion, we have a vast range of high-quality waterproof wall panels that will suit a variety of decorative needs. As a result, our wall panel collections are used for ease of installation by contractors on multiple commercial or domestic jobs. Simple and easy to install over existing surfaces, these panels are a favourite with DIY customers too. Consequently, this offering provides an exceptional resource for your customers that will strengthen your interior repertoire.
At Guardian Building Products we support you with point-of-sale displays and showroom advice to best portray your wall panel offering. Additionally, we have product calculators and supply marketing assets so you can confidently present the products to your customers.
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A popular alternative to traditional flooring methods such as wood, vinyl flooring is a more durable solution. However, vinyl flooring can differ in application. For example, with a standard vinyl sheet system, the sheet will need to be secured to an even base floor using adhesive. Whereas Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP) can be installed with a special click-in feature straight onto an existing floor surface and underlay. Click-in vinyl systems require little experience and remove the need for lots of adhesive. To summarise, vinyl systems are great long-term solutions that are relatively easy to install and come in many different designs including wood and stone imitation.
At Guardian Building Products, we supply an extensive range of luxury vinyl flooring that will suit a variety of applications and styles. Available in wood and stone designs, Clever Click vinyl flooring is water-resistant, slip-resistant*, low maintenance and looks natural. With Clever Click technology this flooring range also does away with the need for adhesives. Additionally, all our flooring is suitable for installation over existing floor surfaces such as tile, concrete, or floorboards, reducing long preparation times.
In brief, Clever Click flooring is a revolutionary flooring solution that will halve installation time compared to other vinyl flooring products.
*All surfaces can become slippery when wet
This luxury vinyl flooring range consists of two fabulous collections, Clever Click and Clever Click Plus. Both collections boast the excellent properties mentioned above, are 4.5mm thick and have 3D bevel effects. However, the collections differ slightly in wear layer thickness and guarantee period. Each collection also comes in different stone and wood designs to suit a variety of interior styles. See a comparison of the collections below:
A versatile solution, this flooring range is used in all rooms in the house and even in commercial buildings. Additionally, with a wide selection of contemporary and classic designs across the tile and plank format, there is something suitable to match the style of every project.
This vinyl flooring range is a favourite for use in bathrooms due to its water resistance and easy-to-clean properties. Further, each product can be conveniently used on top of centrally heated flooring, (when installed according to the manufacturer guidelines) providing added comfort for the end user.
Even though Clever Click wear layers vary across the collections, they are designed to be incredibly durable. Furthermore, vinyl flooring is more durable than traditional flooring products such as wood. Similarly, our vinyl flooring is scuff and stain resistant and does not scratch as easily as wood. With a minimum PU 0.30mm wear layer, both collections in our flooring range are suitable for commercial projects and high-traffic areas in the home. However, in large high-traffic areas such as hotel foyers, Clever Click Plus would be a preferred choice due to the thicker wear layer. Flooring in this range also comes with a much longer, 10-year commercial guarantee.
Flooring accessories such as an acoustic underlay also complement the overall finish to suit the different needs of each project. In summary, each of the collections incorporates product guarantees specific for commercial or residential use. This gives peace of mind to the fitters as they are assured of the quality and longevity of the flooring. As a result, their clients can also be confident that they shouldn’t have any issues years down the line.
Clever Click and Clever Click Plus flooring solutions are easy and fast to install. Moreover, it removes the need for glues and specialist power tools which provides a safer working environment. It also enables fitters to quickly move on to the next project. Consequently, this excellent vinyl flooring range equips the fitter with confidence in the quality of the product and that their clients will be satisfied with the results.
At Guardian Building Products, we supply a wonderful selection of the Clever Click and Clever click Plus ranges. In addition, we also provide marketing assets so you can be confident in presenting this new range to your customers.
Next, both collections look and feel almost like real wood or stone and we recommend a product display to give customers the best impression in your shops and trade counters. Similarly, a product display and showroom installation will help bring your whole interior range to life. We will be happy to assist you with all your POS requests.
Finally, LVTs (Luxury Vinyl Tiles) and LVPs (Luxury Vinyl Planks) are flat-packed which allows for efficient storage. Meaning, your DIY and trade customers can easily load each pack straight into their vehicles. Alternatively, your teams can quickly load the packs into a delivery vehicle and send them directly to the site.
Overall, this superior flooring range gives customers great versatility, and does not compromise on quality or aesthetics. With substantial product guarantees, easy installation and durable wearing properties, this luxury vinyl flooring solution is a top choice to enhance your interior range.