An Introduction To Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl tiles are a type of flooring that is growing in popularity among UK homeowners. They are easy to install, low maintenance, and come in a fantastic selection of colours and styles; a perfect choice if you're looking for durable and attractive flooring.

Here at The Online Tile Shop, we believe vinyl tiles are a perfect addition to any home or business, and our knowledgeable team are always on hand if you require any assistance with selection, buying or fitting.

We’ve recently updated our site with a full and new navigation, including many new ranges and types of tile. Our Vinyl Tiles section is now live, and it includes an extensive range of vinyl floor tile products, including the very best in Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVTs).

Seismic Grey Cloud 60x120cm Rectangular Matt Porcelain Wall and Floor Tile

What are the benefits of vinyl tiles?

Many people across the country love vinyl tiles and for good reason.. Whether you prioritise form, fashion, functionality or value for money, they offer an extensive range of benefits for your home:

Easy to install

Unlike other types of flooring, vinyl tiles can be installed by the average do-it-yourself aficionado with little experience. Not only that, but they are often less expensive to install than other types of flooring, such as hardwood or ceramic tile.

Easy to maintain

Vinyl tiles don’t need regular waxing or polishing that other flooring can’t go without. Additionally, vinyl floor tiles are resistant to staining and fading, and they can be easily cleaned with a damp mop. You know how easy it is to make a mess in the kitchen, so knowing your kitchen vinyl tiles are easy to clean is a great comfort to property owners.


Another benefit of vinyl tiles is that they are durable. Vinyl tiles are designed to withstand heavy traffic and wear and tear, making them an ideal choice for high-traffic areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Also, vinyl tile flooring is resistant to water damage and will not warp or buckle when exposed to moisture.


Vinyl tiles are also an affordable flooring option. When compared to other types of flooring, such as hardwood or ceramic tile, vinyl tiles are usually much more affordable. This makes them an ideal choice for budget-conscious homeowners.


In addition to being easy to install and easy to maintain, vinyl tiles are also attractive. Whether your focus is on a colour, pattern or effect, you should find there is a wide range of choice on offer, allowing you to add a luxury feel to your premises, no matter what luxury means to you.

Ease and comfort of use

When it comes to using vinyl floor tiles, there are many key factors to consider. They are lighter than most tiles, which makes them easy to carry, transport and install.

With so many reasons to consider vinyl tiles, get in touch and see what we have to offer.

Palio Express by Karndean - LooseLay - Nisida

What different types of vinyl tiles are available?

If you aren’t familiar with vinyl floor tiles, you might think that vinyl tiles are a single entity and every product is a slight variation of the same theme. This isn’t the case, and there is an extensive range of vinyl tiles to choose from.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is a type of vinyl tile that is designed to resemble natural stone or wood. LVT is available in a variety of colours and patterns, and it is often used in high-traffic areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, so they are an ideal choice as bathroom vinyl tiles.

Stone Plastic Composite Tile

Stone plastic composite tile (SPC) is a mixture of plastic and limestone, and is a very popular flooring tile. A great feature of SPC is that it is commonly installed with a click system, making it easy to add to any room, and there is no need for tools or equipment.

Solid Vinyl Tile

Solid vinyl tile (SVT) is a style of vinyl tile flooring that is made from a single piece of vinyl. You can choose from an extensive selection of colours, and this style of tile is often used in areas that are subject to heavy wear and tear.

Vinyl Composite Tile

Vinyl composite tile (VCT) is a type of vinyl floor tile that is made from multiple pieces of vinyl that are fused together. VCT is available in a broad range of colours and styles, and it is often used in commercial applications such as hospitals and schools.

Peel and Stick Vinyl Tile

Peel and stick vinyl tile (PST) is a range of vinyl tile flooring that has an adhesive backing that allows it to be peeled off and applied to a surface. As you’d expect, there is a good range of choice when it comes to shades and patterns for PST products and it is often used in DIY applications such as backsplashes and floors.

Self-Adhesive Vinyl Tile

Self-adhesive vinyl tile (SAVT) is a type of vinyl tile flooring that has an adhesive backing that allows it to be applied to a surface without the use of tools or nails. SAVT is a flexible and stylish option, and it can be used in both indoor and outdoor applications

At The Online Tile Shop, we take immense pride in selling Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT), as we believe they offer a great range of benefits to the user.

If you recall LVT tiles from years ago, you might have a negative opinion of them. It is fair to say that formerly, LVT flooring tiles were cheap and plastic, which made them unreliable and not the stylish addition to your home that they are today.

Times have changed, and the manufacturing process associated with LVT tiles has significantly improved. They are an excellent choice for a wide range of customers, and the positive feedback we receive suggests our customers agree. If it’s been a while since you saw or considered LVT tiles, come and speak with us, and we’ll be happy to ensure you make the most informed decision.

Babele Deep Blue Oltramare 6.5x20cm Rectangular Gloss Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile

What is the difference between SPC and LVT products?

While there are many similarities between SPC and LVT flooring products, such as their durability and suitability for many rooms, some differences exist.

LVTs offer a more comfortable and softer feel when walking on them, while SPC tiles are harder and often less comfortable when standing or walking on them for some time. If you spend a lot of time on your feet on these tiles, LVT will be the better option.

It would be best if you also considered the affordability and value-for-money benefits that come from LVT flooring tiles. In the current climate, every household and business should look to make decisions based on value for money, and LVT products are the ideal choice in this regard.

Vinyl tiles are perfectly suited for bathrooms and kitchens

We know that your bathroom and kitchen are two separate rooms, and what you need in one room is unlikely to be what you require in the other. However, you need durability and waterproofing, and as accidents can happen, you need to know people can replace individual tiles quickly and affordably.

You’ll likely opt for a different colour scheme and possibly an individual style for your bathroom vinyl tiles and kitchen tiles, but this is where the variety of LVT flooring products ensures you can find what you need.

You are not short of options with so many vinyl floor tiles on offer. This is excellent news, but it might mean you feel overwhelmed when shopping for tiles. If you need any help, it is best to speak with an expert, and this is why you should check out the comprehensive range of tiles available at The Online Tile Shop.

There we have our guide on Vinyl Tiles. We hope this has helped you in making your decision in which tiles you want to opt for when giving your home that much needed makeover. If you need any assistance please contact us and our tile specialists will assist you where necessary.

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Verified Customer

|Excellent Service, tiles arrived very quickly and were well packed. Would highly recomemend this company.

1 months ago

Olena Golovtchouk

Verified Customer

Great tiles, very expensive delivery

1 months ago

Robin Temple

Verified Customer

Excellent service and I am thrilled with the tile you sent. I will be placing an order for more of these tiles to use as a splash back in a small kitchen .

1 months ago

Claire Martin

Verified Customer

Superb service and product

1 months ago


Verified Customer

Very happy with these tiles. Arrived quickly and very well packaged.

2 months ago

Sian Pugh

Verified Customer

Great price and fantastic service

2 months ago


Verified Customer

The tiles were a great price compared to other online retailers selling the same tiles. However, £30 for a DHL delivery seemed a bit expensive for a small order (approx 220 15x10cm tiles for a splashback).

2 months ago

Linda O'Keeffe

Verified Customer

Easy to use, fast service recommended

2 months ago

James Hindle

Verified Customer

Fab tiles and great service - we couldn’t be happier with the results !

4 months ago

trina hedges

Verified Customer

had two broken tiles - contacted themby email and sent pics but still no reply!! tried to upload pics but seems is not poss

4 months ago