Open plan living has changed the way that we live in and use our homes, it is also changing how we want our floors. The trend for the same flooring to flow throughout the entire ground floor is becoming more popular, particularly with luxury vinyl tiles. However, if you’re not building a new build or completing extensive building work, is it possible?
You might feel that this clean, flowing look isn’t achievable for your space. But with the correct sub-floor preparation, creating a clean flow without the need for steps or door bars can be achievable.
Things that you think might hold you back, often don’t need to:
DIFFERENT EXISTING FLOOR COVERINGS
Not an issue. If you currently have a mixture of floor coverings down, anything from ceramics to cork tiles we are able to work with this. The sub floor preparation process will take into account your exiting floor coverings.
DIFFERENT SUB-FLOOR MATERIALS
You’re still fine. If your sub-floor consists of part concrete part floor boards, this again can be worked into the sub-floor preparation for luxury vinyl tiles. Once the finished LVT flooring is down, you won’t be able to tell where one stops and the other begins.
A SMALL STEP
Potentially removable. Your dream of a smooth floor (where you don’t trip on your step ten times a day) isn’t over. By building up the sub-floor levels small steps are removable however there are factors such as heights and position that can affect the outcome. We would need to see the area in person to determine the best solution.
TWO, THREE, FOUR...STEPS
LVT works on steps. If you have more of a significant level change, you can still have LVT throughout your ground floor, by simply installing it on your steps too. Again we would need to see your specific space to determine the best options for you.
The below Victorian terrace house is a great example of where we have installed LVT throughout the entire ground floor. This project started having a mixture of ceramic tiles, laminate and carpet flooring with a sub-floor comprising of a mixture of concrete and floorboards. During the floor preparation the levels were built up to avoid needing a small step from the hallway into the kitchen. This has created some amazing spaces that flow together and ultimately connect into the large open plan living space at the back of the house. Creating a continuous look has enabled the floor plan of this two bedroom Victorian terrace house to seem more spacious than it actually is.