LVT flooring has become a popular choice for UK homeowners. With their realistic wood and stone designs, easy maintenance, and excellent durability, it’s easy to see why they have dramatically risen in popularity in recent years.
However, there is one problem that you might face when trying to find an LVT floor to complement your living space, and that is the sheer amount of choice available. There are so many different brands and designs on offer that it can be tough figuring out which one is right for you.
The obvious choices are brands like Amtico and Karndean. However, floors offered by these brands tend to be quite expensive. To help make LVT flooring affordable to a wider range of budgets, Leeds based retailer, Stories Flooring, has introduced the Lusso Portofino collection.
So, what is the new range and how does it compare to the likes of Amtico and Karndean? Read on to discover everything you need to know.
What is the Lusso Portofino Collection?
The Lusso Portofino LVT collection has been designed exclusively by Stories Flooring. It consists of beautiful, hyper-realistic wood designs that are available at budget-friendly prices.
The range can be installed in commercial and domestic settings, in both click and glue down installation methods for enhanced durability and stability.
The range may be new, but it is already making waves in the flooring sector.
It is easily comparable to the likes of Amtico and Karndean. Let’s take a look at how it measures up to these leading brands…
Lusso Vs Karndean LVT
When you compare Lusso to Karndean LVT, the similarities between the two collections are impressive.
They offer similar levels of durability, with both collections incorporating a 0.55mm wear layer into their design. This makes them suitable for high-traffic areas, and ensures they last for many years to come. However, the Lusso Portofino collection offers a slightly longer warranty, giving it an edge over its competitor. The Portofino LVT range offers a fantastic lifetime domestic, and a 15-year commercial guarantee.
The quality and design of the floors in either range are comparable. The Lusso Portofino range has been developed using the latest eco-friendly processes and there are a lot of beautiful wood-effect designs to choose from. Karndean LVT and Lusso LVT floors come with a hyper-realistic surface. This helps to provide a realistic wood effect while benefitting from the practical benefits of LVT.
Another similarity is their water resistant design. This lets you install them in any room of the house without worrying about water damage like you would with a solid wood floor.
Despite the Lusso and Karndean LVT being so comparable in quality and design, what’s even more impressive about the Lusso range is the price. Lusso is often up to 60% cheaper than Karndean LVT and customers are able to purchase it from just £16.99 per square metre.
Lusso Vs Amtico LVT
The Amtico Spacia LVT range is also extremely similar to the Lusso Portofino range. Like Karndean and Lusso floors, the Amtico Spacia range features a 0.55mm wear layer. This makes them all comparable in terms of durability. However, again the Lusso range comes out on top, offering a lifetime guarantee and 15-year residential warranty. The Amtico range offers a 25-year domestic warranty, and a 10-year commercial warranty in comparison.
Lusso, Karndean, and Amtico all come in a gluedown installation method. This helps to provide the most stable and durable fit. Amtico floors are also water resistant, allowing them to be installed anywhere in the home.
So, in terms of design, durability, quality, and installation, there is virtually no difference, other than Lusso’s longer guarantee. It is the price that once again sets these floors apart. Amtico Spacia floors typically retail for £42.99 per square metre, though some go up as much as £72.99 per square metre. This means that Lusso floors are a lot more affordable.
To sum up, Lusso LVT is an exceptional range of high-quality realistic wood effect flooring. It stands up well against leading brands such as Amtico and Karndean. The key features of these stunning floors include:
- A 0.55mm wear layer for incredible durability
- Resistant to water
- Available in striking real-wood effects
- Gluedown installation versions
- Click installation versions
- Underfloor heating compatibility
Offered at just a fraction of the cost of leading brands, you can browse the full Lusso Portofino range at Stories Flooring today.