In Ireland, it’s always been a popular choice to use wood and tiles for flooring remodels that can be used with underfloor heating. However, more recently there has been a higher demand for durable Luxury Vinyl flooring as an alternative to these traditional flooring methods. Vinyl flooring can come in different applications, such as a standard vinyl sheet that needs to adhere to an even base floor. Contrastingly, Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP) are fast, adhesive-free solutions that click in and can be installed onto an existing floor surface and underlay. The click-in vinyl systems require little experience and don’t require specialist power tools or toxic glues. Consequently, luxury vinyl flooring is a favourite long-term choice for any remodel that is easy to install, contemporary and can be used with underfloor heating for those cooler days.
At Guardian Distribution, we supply an extensive range of luxury vinyl flooring in many different designs and applications including wood and stone tile imitations. Our low-maintenance luxury vinyl flooring is slip-resistant* and can suit warm or contemporary interior design styles. In addition, there is no need for adhesives with the Clever Click technology in this flooring range. Furthermore, all our flooring can be installed over existing floor surfaces such as tile, concrete, or floorboards, which reduces long preparation times.
Clever Click flooring is an innovative flooring system that can be installed in half the time of other vinyl and traditional flooring products.
The Guardian Distribution vinyl flooring range consists of two stunning collections: Clever Click and Clever Click Plus. Both are 4.5mm thick, have a selection of stone LVT and wood LVP designs and come with the superb features mentioned above. However, there are a few differences with the guarantee period and the wear layer thickness. See a side-by-side comparison of the collections below:
*All surfaces can become slippery when wet
Luxury vinyl flooring is more durable than wood, and being waterproof, it is a versatile option for use in any room in the house and even commercial spaces. Additionally, with a wide selection of contemporary and classic designs in the Guardian Distribution range, your customers can creatively match the style of any project.
A staple for bathroom remodels, Clever Click and Clever Click plus are great for humid rooms with superior water resistance and an easy-to-maintain surface. Further, they can conveniently be used on top of centrally heated flooring, (when installed according to the manufacturer guidelines) providing added comfort for the end user. Perfect for cooler months and when there is of condensation in the room.
Although there is variation in the wear layers, the Clever click flooring ranges are designed to be incredibly durable. More durable than wood, our vinyl flooring does not scratch or scuff easily and is stain-resistant. What's more, both collections have a minimum PU 0.30mm wear layer. Meaning, this flooring range is suitable for commercial projects and high-traffic areas in the home. Nevertheless, on projects that will have high-traffic such as business receptions, Clever Click Plus would be the best choice. This is because it has a thicker wear layer (PU 0.50mm) and comes with a much longer, 10-year commercial guarantee.
To summarise, Clever Click flooring collections come with product guarantees specific for commercial or residential use. This gives installers and end-users peace of mind about the quality and longevity of the flooring. As a result, this is a great long-term solution for flooring remodels in any building across the Republic of Ireland.
With easy-to-install Clever Click and Clever Click Plus flooring, fitters efficiently finish flooring remodels with minimal fuss. The whole installation process provides a safer working environment without the need for power tools. As a result this enables fitters to quickly move on to the next project. Fitters and their clients will have confidence in the quality of a product line that won't fail further down the line.
At Guardian Distribution, we supply a fabulous selection of the Clever Click and Clever click Plus ranges. You can also expect marketing assets and product training to best present the new range to your customers.
Our pre-cut LVTs and LVPs are flat packed which means they can be stored very effectively in your stock room. This also means you can easily load each pack straight into your customers’ vehicles.
Both the collections look and feel almost like real wood or stone. We recommend a product display to make the best impression in your shops and trade counters. We will be happy to assist you with any POS requests.
To conclude, Clever Click and Clever Click Plus are exceptional flooring products. Each product provides easy installation, considerable product guarantees and hard-wearing properties that give your customers great versatility. This high-quality vinyl flooring solution is a top choice for merchants in Ireland who want to enhance their interior range.
At Guardian Distribution we have partnered with Norwegian tile alternative wall panelling brand Fibo. We are proud to be the exclusive supplier of Fibo products in Ireland.
Fibo wall panels are a luxury finish with half the fuss of traditional tiles.
These high-quality wall panels consist of an enhanced moisture barrier, plywood core and high-pressure laminate layer. These panels are expertly crafted and are proven to prevent bacteria growth. Each panel also incorporates Aqualock edges that protect against moisture seeping in, a feature that also speeds up installation.
A prominent element in the Fibo panels is a 3d tile effect with grout lines, without the effort of actually grouting them. This smart tile alternative means fitters can easily complete larger projects and maintain a classic tile look without all the labour of traditional tiling. Fibo panels can conveniently be installed directly onto the existing walls, (even surfaces only). Consequently, speeding up the installation time of traditional wall decoration methods. This superior panelling range allows fitters to complete a project to a high standard and in a timely fashion so they have more time for other jobs.
Additionally, through extensive testing, Fibo panels are confirmed to achieve a 100% waterproof and antibacterial status when installed correctly. As a result, the panels will perform as needed and are easy to keep clean in bathrooms and other moisture-heavy rooms. In addition, Fibo panelling comes with a 25-year product warranty for peace of mind. Consequently, these benefits are important for the fitters and will give a pleasant experience to the end user.
Black Silk Hexagonal Tile
Fibo wall panels come in a variety of stunning designs suitable for any style. Including traditional high gloss tiles to cool concrete and one-piece marble effects, there is a design and panel size for every taste and requirement. However, if you are not sure what styles to stock, we will be able to advise you based on your customer base and fulfil larger special requests.
Intricate tile and urban designs create a bold statement in half the time of traditional tiles. Panel size - width: 600mm height: 2,400mm.
Paying homage to Norwegian heritage, this range is elegant and always on trend. Panel size - width: 600mm height: 2,400mm
Minimalist in style this range has classic tile designs with glossy and matte finishes. Panel size - width: 600mm height: 2,400mm.
Through classic influences, this range provides great value and a luxurious look. Panel size - width: 600mm height: 2,400mm.
Narrower feature panels allow for creativity and are perfect for accents or points of interest. Panel size - width: 300mm height: 2,400mm.
With industrial details, this non-tile effect range provides a moody and chic option. Panel size - width: 600mm height: 2,400mm.
Due to the water and mould-proof properties, Fibo panels can be used in a variety of places where moisture is present and easy maintenance is preferred. Furthermore, fitters will find the 2.4-metre-long panels incredibly simple and easy to install and cover larger areas quickly. Fibo wall panels are so versatile in size and installation, that they are used for both residential and commercial projects. Moreover, intuitive design elements such as the Luxury Feature Panel caters for a variety of projects. For instance, multi-complex projects that require a subtle element of unique design without wasting time and money on the overall build. Consequently, Fibo panelling can be used in large-scale projects for homes, hotels or office blocks.
Grey Concrete Tile
Tiling is commonly regarded as a luxury product as it looks beautiful when installed precisely and can cater for low to high budgets. However, when taking into consideration the labour and skills that are required for tiling, a project installation can take longer than other methods used to finish and waterproof a wall. For example, to remodel an already tiled wall, the contractor would have to remove all the current tiles, re-level and waterproof the wall before putting the new tiles on and grouting. This multi-step process can easily become delayed or more costly than first planned, which is why tile alternatives are becoming increasingly popular.
As exclusive Fibo distributors in Ireland, we stock a wonderful selection of wall panels from each of the design collections, a variety of compatible trims to match and installation accessories. We also provide marketing assets so you can be confident in presenting this new range to your customers.
These tile alternative panels are striking in person and we recommend a display of the products in-situ to give customers the best impression in your store. A display will help bring your whole interior range to life and our team will be happy to assist you with showroom installations. We also offer many other custom point-of-sale displays that you may need for your stores.
This luxury panelling range has considerable potential and there may be customers with large project requirements and big orders. In this instance, we can also provide you with a special delivery direct to the site when your customers have exceptionally large orders.
Overall, Fibo wall panels give contractors a wealth of versatility with a superior product. Providing them with a tile alternative that is fast to install, waterproof and has a 25-year warranty; the Fibo offering is a must-have to strengthen your interior range and maintain a loyal customer base.
Our expert team welcomes you to visit us at the Hardware Show in Citywest where we will have a brilliant selection of our building solutions on show.
Visit us at stand D6 to learn more about our product offering.
An exclusive in the Irish market, we are now the official distributors of Fibo plywood wall panels in Ireland. We will be showcasing the new range on our stand so make sure you come by to get a first look at this high quality Norwegian product line that looks just like tiles but half the fuss!
Find out more on our Fibo product page