Vinyl Flooring

Things to Know Before Installing Vinyl Flooring or PVC Flooring

Merino Laminates, January 18, 2024

If you have grown tired of your current wooden or stone flooring and want to change the look of your home, there are a plethora of possibilities that can enhance the looks and performance of your flooring. PVC flooring is one of the most popular types of flooring nowadays due to its low cost and sleek design.

Merino provides excellent LVT or PVC flooring that is best for both residential and commercial areas. It is a durable and adaptable alternative to typical flooring. LVT designs and patterns can be meticulously repeated, resulting in strong aesthetic consistency.

What is Vinyl Flooring or PVC Flooring?

LVT is an artificial flooring range made up of many layers of different materials such as PVC vinyl with a thick top layer with high decorative embellishments. Merino’s Luxury Vinyl Flooring is a realistic imitation of wood and stone flooring that comes in a wide range of gorgeous designs and hues.

LVT is long lasting, antifungal, and antibacterial, and adds a sense of refinement to your interior decor. It has a wide range of uses, ranging from house interiors to schools and offices. Read on.

Types of Vinyl Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVT) might sound like a singular solution, but at Merino, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we offer a multifaceted collection of LVT options to cater to your unique needs and style.

Merino LVT encompasses a dazzling variety:

  • Click Lock (Vinyl planks)

Effortless installation and a seamless finish.

  • Loose Lay (Vinyl Tiles)

Quick and flexible for temporary or permanent use.

  • Glue Down (Vinyl Sheets)

Ideal for high traffic areas and has a truly watertight seal.

Things to Know about PVC aka Luxury Vinyl Flooring

When it comes to selecting the perfect flooring for your space, knowledge is key. Here are essential considerations and insights to ensure you make an informed decision before choosing PVC, also known as Luxury Vinyl Flooring Tiles:

  • Vinyl Tile Flooring

Merino’s Vinyl Tiles are one of the greatest options to replace traditional wood and stone flooring in damp places such as kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, etc.

  • Varied Applicability

It is best used in high traffic regions such as hospitals, schools, gyms, banks, and shopping malls, just a few examples. Kitchens and other spaces prone to spills and moisture are ideal candidates for vinyl flooring. Its beautiful aesthetics make it suitable for use in both the dining and living rooms.

  • Ultra Water Resistant

LVT is ultra-water-resistant, long lasting, and ideal for coastal environments. It has excellent grip and anti slip characteristics. Furthermore, it is intended for high risk areas such as the kitchen, where everyday practical use may have an impact on the design.

  • Extra Durable

Merino’s LVT is made of incredibly durable materials that can withstand practically anything, including high moisture exposure. Luxury vinyl also passes the specifications for commercial use.

  • Antimicrobial and Antifungal

A protective coating is put on LVT during the production process, making it antibacterial and thereby repelling many germs. Vinyl tiles are also strongly recommended for achieving a high level of sanitation in your house and at high footfall places.

  • Easy to Install

LVT flooring is a quick and easy solution to transforming a space. It can be modified to meet your specific needs. LVT can be installed in two days using either glue or a loose lay floor. Merino Ecolay+ is a one-of-a-kind structure with unrivaled dimensional stability and a patented click joint system, ‘Click’n go and Drop’n go!

  • Low Maintenance

It’s also quite easy to keep Luxury Vinyl flooring clean. Sweeping, vacuuming, and wet wiping can be used for general cleaning. Polyurethane cleaners can also be used to remove extreme soiling and to keep it looking new for longer.

  • Radiates Comfort

When compared to other flooring materials such as wood or stone, LVT has a softer surface that is more comfortable underfoot and reduces noise.

The above mentioned tips must have given you a better grasp of the vinyl flooring range and its advantages. If you want to install LVT flooring in your home or workplace, check out our LVT range and select the best alternative from the large selection of products.

Experience the Merino LVT Difference

Merino isn’t just a flooring provider. We are your luxury vinyl flooring partner. From timeless classics to contemporary trends, we have something for every taste.

Head over to our website and browse our captivating LVT collection today! Don’t forget to check out our virtual design tools to visualize your dream floor in your own space.


Q. How long does PVC vinyl flooring last?

With Merino’s commitment to quality, PVC vinyl flooring can last up to 20 years or more, providing enduring beauty and functionality.

Q. Which is better: vinyl or PVC flooring?

Merino’s Luxury Vinyl Flooring combines the resilience of vinyl with the durability of PVC, offering a superior flooring solution that balances aesthetics and strength.

Q. Is PVC vinyl flooring durable?

Merino LVT is engineered for durability, providing a robust and resilient flooring option that can withstand the rigors of daily life.

Q. Does all vinyl flooring have PVC?

PVC is a key component of vinyl flooring. Merino ensures that our Luxury Vinyl Tile is crafted with the highest quality PVC materials, guaranteeing both durability and beauty.

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