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These Vinyl Tiles Look/Feel Like Parquet, Except They’re Much Cheaper!

August 15, 2022 · Paid Partnership with KIM Korea LVT
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Giving hardwood flooring a run for its money!

Ah, hardwood. Well-loved for its timeless aesthetic and classic appeal, hardwood flooring has been used in homes for many years. However, it also comes with its fair share of downsides, like a steep price tag and a great deal of maintenance required. Enter KIM Korea LVT, which specialises in 100% made-in-Korea luxury vinyl tiles that offer all the charm of hardwood, sans the practical drawbacks.

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As the name suggests, vinyl tiles are similar to vinyl sheet flooring, except they’re modular and pieced together just like tiles. This allows for vinyl tiles to be built thicker and more textured than vinyl sheets for better durability – just to name a few ways in which they are superior to the latter.

So, if you’re looking for an innovative yet cost-effective alternative to hardwood flooring, here are some reasons you should consider vinyl tiles for your next renovation project.

(P.S. read till the end for an exclusive Qanvast promo!)


1. You get the look and feel of natural wood, right down to beveling

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Brushed Brown Oak (left) and White Oak (right) are just two of the 20 designs available at KIM Korea LVT

Available in a multitude of patterns and designs, vinyl tiles are essentially printed on in a way that’s almost indistinguishable from the real thing – except they’re not limited to how natural materials look. They’re also built thicker than regular vinyl sheets, which gives them a more textured feel for a more authentic resemblance to hardwood flooring.

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Bevelled edges for realistic V-grooves between each tile

What’s particularly unique about those from KIM Korea LVT is that they come with a high-definition decorative film, and each tile is also bevelled on all four sides to create V-grooves that look and feel exactly like a genuine wood floor.

Well, consider us floored!


2. They cost half as much as hardwood flooring

It can be pretty costly to install hardwood flooring. The typical price for parquet flooring starts around $10 per square foot, depending on the type of wood you use and how complex the installation process is.

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But if your budget is on the tighter side, vinyl tiles are generally less expensive and can save you quite a fair bit. At Kim Korea LVT, you can get them installed for a fraction of the price at just $5 per square foot!


3. Resistant to scratches, scruffing and UV damage

Wooden flooring can be easily damaged by spills and prone to scratches, hence it may not stand up well to wear and tear especially in heavy-traffic areas. It’s also vulnerable to moisture and high humidity, so it’s important to be mindful of any spills or plumbing leaks to prevent water damage.

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Vinyl tiles, on the other hand, are waterproof and resistant to scratches, scruffs and abrasions. Particularly so for those by KIM Korea LVT, which are fitted with full glass fibre sheets and a 0.55mm thick wear layer for a more durable and long-lasting finish. What’s more, they’re also enhanced with UV protection to prevent discolouration due to prolonged exposure to sunlight, so rest assured that your floors will stay looking bright and beautiful for years to come.

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Diagrammatic cross-section of a luxury vinyl tile from KIM Korea LVT


4. Safe for elderly, children and pets; softer to the touch

Choosing the right flooring material is essential in safe-proofing your home. For one, vinyl tiles are a good choice because of their high slip resistance properties that help to prevent accidental falls, which is extremely important if you have elderly living with you.

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Conversely, you’d want floors made of non-toxic materials if you have young ones or pets around at home – which is the case for KIM Korea LVT as their vinyl tiles are 100% formaldehyde-free.

And did we mention, they’re softer to the touch compared to hardwood flooring and regular tiles (that is, much more comfortable underfoot)?

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5. Easy to DIY so you can save money on installation!

Installing hardwood flooring takes a lot of time and hard labour, so you’ll likely need a professional if you want to install it properly. But if you’re more of a DIY-er, you’ll be glad to know that vinyl tiles are incredibly easy to install and replace.

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In fact, KIM Korea LVT’s vinyl tiles with a patented angle click & lock technology (licensed by Unilin) ensure that each tile stays perfectly in place. That said, you can always engage KIM Korea LVT for their professional installation services if you prefer something more fuss-free!


Exclusive Qanvast promotion: enjoy 10% off

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For a wallet-friendly flooring option that doesn’t sacrifice on style, comfort and durability, look no further than KIM Korea LVT. Plus, they even come with a 20-year warranty.

And to get you more bang for your buck, Qanvast readers are entitled to a 10% storewide discount from now till 15 Sep 2022 when you quote “KIMQV10” upon payment in-store!

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