What Flooring Is Best For My Project?
Created at: Oct 25, 2021
Last updated: Oct 25, 2021
When choosing a new floor, the area of your project may be the most important to consider before settling down on a flooring type. Make the most informed decision for your project with our Sisu flooring recommendations for each room of your house, and by finding out more about all the features all the Sisu indoor flooring ranges have to offer.
If you already have a rough idea on what flooring range you’d like to use, you can jump to the right section below:
Sisu Click LVT
As with all luxury vinyl tiles, Sisu Click LVT is not suitable for conservatories. The plastic content of all luxury vinyl tiles means that extremely high exposure to sunlight, as is common in conservatories, can cause the tiles to warp. We’d therefore recommend using Sisu Laminate in your conservatory.
Sisu Click LVT is also a brilliant choice for commercial spaces. The range is suitable for areas that experience light (class 31) or medium (class 32) commercial traffic. If you have a heavy footfall (class 33), we’d recommend using Sisu LVT Dryback.
Sisu Dryback LVT
Sisu Dryback LVT is one of the sturdiest flooring all-round. Unlike Sisu Click LVT, the tiles do not expand or contract as they are glued to the floor rather than ‘clicked’ together using a tongue and groove system. Sisu Dryback tiles also have a thinner profile, which may be a requirement for your residential project. With a thicker wear layer, this flooring range has been perfected for use in residential areas.
Just as with Sisu Click LVT, the Dryback range can be used in any room of the house apart from conservatories. If you are looking for flooring that can be used in areas with a high footfall, but conditions akin to those in a conservatory, we’d recommend using Sisu Laminate 12mm.
Sisu Dryback LVT is suitable for all commercial areas and has been approved for light (class 31), medium (class 32) and heavy (class 33) commercial use.
Sisu Laminate 8mm
With 10 different embossed wood designs true to nature, good insulating properties and a comfortable walking surface, Sisu Laminate 8mm is perfect for residential projects. The high recycled wood content of the planks means you can use it in your bedroom, living room, and even in a conservatory.
While Sisu Laminate is water-resistant and can be used in any room which has no or minor liquid spillage such as a kitchen, we would recommend using Sisu Click LVT in the bathroom. Sisu Laminate is not waterproof and using it in the bathroom, a room which often has a lot of water spillage, the planks may start to warp or stain.
While Sisu Laminate 8mm has a surprisingly high AC rating for its thickness (AC4 rating), we’d recommend using Sisu Laminate 12mm for areas that can be particularly busy.
Sisu Laminate 12mm
If you want the most environmentally friendly Sisu flooring, Sisu Laminate 12mm is the one for you. Every 30m2 of this range contains 228kg of recycled wood. Its extremely high durability level (AC5 rating) and the superior board thickness, makes Sisu Laminate 12mm the preferred choice for many residential homeowners. The thickness fully ensures the boards have a high scratch rating, perfect for those of you who own pets. The planks come in the same designs and sizes as Sisu Laminate 8mm meaning you do not have to compromise on either. They are also installed in the same quick and easy way.
Just like the 8mm range, Sisu Laminate 12mm is not waterproof and, as a result, not suitable for use in a bathroom. If you are looking for an extremely durable flooring option that is waterproof, we’d suggest having a look at Sisu Dryback LVT. With a choice of 6 wood designs and 4 stone designs, we’re confident you’ll find a suitable alternative.
Sisu Laminate 12mm is the recommended choice for commercial projects as well and has been tested and approved for light (class 31), medium (class 32) and heavy (class 33) commercial use.