When it comes to updating a room in our homes, flooring is by far the biggest expense we have to consider.  It can also make or break a successful room scheme, so it’s important to choose it wisely.

In recent years, vinyl (and in particular LVT – Luxury Vinyl Tiling) has made a huge comeback and it’s not hard to see why.  With an incredible range of colours and designs, teamed with a very reasonable price tag, vinyl flooring is proving to be a popular choice amongst home renovators and interior decorators, particularly those looking to update a tired space on a budget.  It’s also straightforward to install, easy to maintain and more hardwearing than ever before, so if you’re planning a room revamp and want to keep your costs down, it may just be the ideal solution for you.

I had a look at some vinyl offerings recently and have found some gorgeous examples of how it can work in all kinds of home interiors – I defy you not to be secretly impressed!

Starting with some wood effect vinyl, how about a nice herringbone design, such as this luxury vinyl click flooring from B&Q, which would look great in a small bathroom, utility area or hallway.  What’s more, its whitewashed finish is just the ticket for that Scandinavian cool vibe.

B&Q luxury vinyl wood

 

This oak effect vinyl flooring is from the wide range of wood finishes available within the Amtico Spacia collection.  Perfect for a busy hallway as it an be easily mopped and it comes with a 25 year guarantee. And if that doesn’t convince you of its quality, I’m not sure what will!  Amtico is one of the market leaders in LVT, so its products do come in at a higher price mark, however the quality really speaks for itself.

Amtico flooring

 

The ageless beauty of a classic reclaimed wood floor can also be achieved with clever laying of luxury vinyl tiles, as seen here.  This is Polyflor Designatex vinyl flooring in English Oak Parquet, which employs natural timber colours and grain patterns for an authentic look.

reclaimed wood vinyl

 

What if wood effect isn’t your thing?  Well, there’s a vinyl solution for everyone!  If you love the look of a striking monochrome pattern, look no further than Carpetright, with its Mardi Gras range, seen in this family bathroom below.  It totally uplifts an otherwise plain white bathroom into a funky, modern space.

bathroom vinyl tiles

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Or how about this vintage inspired design from the Amtico Décor collection?  Perfect for a period home hallway or boot room, it is a stunning, premium range of luxury vinyl flooring that is both elegant and durable.

Amtico hall floor vinyl

 

Another patterned beauty here – how about updating a tired bathroom with an elegant patterned vinyl?  The other textures in the room really set it off and enrich the overall look.  Again, I love this style within a period or country home setting.

pebble grey bathroom

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So, what are the benefits of vinyl flooring over real wood or ceramic tiled floors?  The most obvious benefit has to be the price, with vinyl flooring retailing from as little as £15/metre upwards, however it is also really easy to maintain and thanks to its top clear wear layer, vinyl is dust-free and water resistant, too.  It is soft to walk on and warm to the touch, so good news for those of you who prefer to wander around the house in bare feet!  In addition, it’s a relatively easy flooring to install for the accomplished DIY-er and there are some good online tutorials around to help you, such as this guide.  Just ensure you have all the tools you need for the job, especially knee pads and of course, good cutting tools – Engelbert Strauss offers a wide range of high quality work tools and personal protection equipment that will help make the job easier and safer for you.

A perfect job for the mid-term break, no?

After all that leftover trick or treating candy, you may need the hard labour to work the extra calories off!

K x

** This post contains sponsored content, however all opinions are my own.**

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