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.
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.