Concrete floors are one of the hottest trends in interior design right now. But they can also be very expensive. The good news is that you can get the look at a fraction of the price by using vinyl instead.
Vinyl can be printed to mimic pretty much any surface, and concrete is no exception. If you’re interested in exploring the possibilities, you’ve come to the right place!
We’ve reviewed ten of the best concrete vinyl flooring options out there. And we’re going to share their good, and not-so-good points. So step this way to find out more!
The Best Concrete Vinyl Flooring Options on the Market
1. ROSEROSA PVC Tiles, Engineered Concrete
With ROSEROSA’s PVC tiles you’ll get both the color and the pattern of a poured concrete floor. The tiles measure 15.74 inches on each side, so they’re pretty generous. They come in packs of four, covering 6.86 square feet in total.
At 2 millimeters, they’re a lot thicker than many vinyl tiles. They’re both waterproof and fairly hard wearing.
You’ll need to leave the packs in the room where you’ll be installing them for between 24 and 48 hours before starting work. That will give them time to acclimate.
After that, installation is easy. The backs are covered in adhesive, so just peel off the protective covering and lay them in place. But don’t try to set your floor when the weather is very cold. If the temperature is below 15 degrees Celsius, the glue may not bond effectively.
- Hard-wearing and waterproof
- Large tiles give a luxurious look
- Self-adhesive backs for simple installation
- The tiles nwws between 24 and 48 hours to acclimate before installation
- The glue may not bond effectively in low temperatures.
2. Livelynine Floor Tiles, Concrete Gray (Our Top Pick)
Livelynine’s floor tiles are slightly smaller than the ones from ROSEROSA. They measure 12 inches on either side.
The 1 square foot coverage per tile means it’s easy to calculate how many you’ll need for your project. Just remember to add in about 10 per cent extra for wastage. The tiles come in a choice of pack sizes, containing either 4, 16 or 32 tiles.
The pattern here varies in shade from mid-gray to off-white. If you’re looking for a less “flat” concrete look, it will be a good choice.
The tiles are 1.37 millimeters thick. They’re not the thinnest, and they have a reasonably robust wear layer. But you’ll still need a smooth, clean and level sub-floor to get the best results.
If that’s what you have, you’ll find them very easy to install. They have self-adhesive backs, so it’s just a matter of peeling off the protective paper and placing them in position. But note that you may need extra adhesive on some surfaces.
Livelynine also offer 24/7 customer support, and a money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied.
- 12-inch square design makes it easy to calculate the quantity required for your floor
- Self-adhesive backs for easy installation
- 24/7 customer support and a money-back satisfaction guarantee from the manufacturer
- You may need extra adhesive to get a firm bond on some surfaces
- You’ll need a smooth, clean and level sub-floor for a good finish.
3. FloorPops Floor Tiles, Tundra
If you’re looking for a flatter color, check out the Tundra floor tiles from Floorpops. These have a subtle speckled finish for a stylish industrial look.
Like the tiles from Livelynine, these are 12 inches long and the same wide. That makes it easy to work out how many you’ll need. Whatever the square footage of your floor, that’s the number of tiles you’ll require. Then add about 10 per cent extra for wastage.
There are 10 tiles per pack. They’re easy to install, with a peel-and-stick construction. And once they’re in place, they’re easy to look after too. They’re water and stain-resistant, and fully washable.
They’re fairly thin, so you will need your sub-floor to be clean and smooth. Any bumps will show through the surface. And depending on the material of your sub-floor, you may find you need extra adhesive to keep them in place.
- Flat color for a stylish industrial look
- Stain-resistant and fully washable
- Easy to install with self-adhesive backs
- Fairly thin, so you’ll need your sub-floor to be in good condition
- You may find you need extra adhesive to get a good bond to some sub-floors.
4. Bestlaminate Livanti Floor Planks, Concrete Light
Bestlaminate’s Livanti floor planks are twice as long as they are wide. That helps create the look of solid blocks of concrete.
They’re much thicker than vinyl tiles, at 5 millimeters deep. That gives you a bit more room for maneuver if your sub-floor is less than perfect.
And the 20-mil wear layer means they’re very robust too. They come with a lifetime warranty for residential use.
Installation is straight forward. The edges of each plank are beveled, so they lock into one another without needing to be glued. But note that you will need to buy close-celled underlayment to go with them. Look for the type specifically designed for vinyl floors.
Although you can buy samples of this flooring online, you’ll need to contact Bestlaminate to place your order. That’s a bit more hassle than buying at your usual online retailer – but we think it’s worth it.
- Click-and-lock construction makes installation easy
- 20-mil wear layer will stand up to wear and tear
- Comes with a lifetime warranty for residential use
- Needs to be installed with close-celled underlayment
- You can buy samples from online retailers, but flooring must be ordered direct from the manufacturer.
5. Lucida USA Floor Tiles, Moonrock
Lucida offers a number of different ranges of vinyl flooring, and two of them make this list. The Moonrock design uses shades of gray with occasional off-white highlights. We think it makes a very effective option for those wanting the look of concrete.
The planks come from Lucida’s “GlueCore” range. As the name suggests, they’re designed to be glued in place.
Each tile is 12 inches long on each side. But they’re thicker than standard glue-down flooring, at 2.5 millimeters. And the 22-mil wear layer makes them very robust.
You will need to purchase your own pressure-sensitive adhesive for installation. Applying it to the planks does make the process more time-consuming. But you’re also in control of how much you use – add more if your sub-floor needs it.
You won’t need separate underlayment. IXPE underlayment is integrated as part of the tile, reducing sound transmission and improving insulation.
- Significantly thicker than most glue-down flooring options
- Waterproof, scratch-resistant and easy to clean
- Comes with a 25-year warranty for residential use
- You’ll need to buy your own pressure-sensitive adhesive
- Applying the glue means installation will be more time consuming than with self-adhesive products.
6. Selkirk Plank Flooring, Boat House
If you’re looking for the color of concrete but aren’t co concerned about the texture, consider Selkirk’s vinyl planks. The Boat House shade is a concrete-like gray, with a wood grain texture.
Each plank measures 48 inches by 7.2 inches. A pack contains enough flooring to cover a surface area of 24 square feet.
The beveled edges of the planks allow them to be clicked and locked in place. You won’t need to leave them to acclimate, and your sub-floor won’t have to be perfect to get a good finish.
They’re 4.5 millimeters thick, with a rigid SPC core. They’ll resist scuffs and scratches, and come with a 15-year warranty for residential use. If used in a light commercial setting, the warranty is for 5 years.
Make sure you check your planks on delivery, as we’ve heard of some cases where they’ve arrived damaged. And order a sample to check the color. Online photos can be misleading.
- Beveled edges allow the planks to be locked into place without adhesive
- Will cover up minor imperfections in your sub-floor
- The rigid SPC core means they’re robust – they come with a 15-year warranty for residential use
- The color is concrete-like, but the pattern is wood grain
- Watch out for damage to the edges of the planks during transit.
7. Lucida USA Floor Planks, Holland Gray
The second product from Lucida USA to make our list, these planks in Holland Gray have a flat, matte color. The surface is untextured too, giving a convincing concrete look that will look great in contemporary interiors.
Each plank is 12 inches wide and 24 inches long, and a pack will cover an area of 16 square feet. They’re a sturdy 7 millimeters thick, and have integrated IXPE underlayment to improve insulation and reduce noise.
The premium core is coated in four layers of UV and has a 22-mil wear layer. The flooring is offered with a 25-year warranty for residential use, and 10 years for commercial settings.
We’ve heard of some instances where planks have arrived with damaged edges. Check them on delivery if at all possible. A box of flooring is heavy, and returns will be expensive.
- Integrated IXPE underlayment reduces noise and provides better insulation
- Robust 22-mil wear layer
- Comes with a 25-year warranty for residential use
- The edges are vulnerable to damage during transit
- Check any issues on delivery if at all possible – returns are expensive.
8. CHICHOME Floor Tiles, Gray Marble
CHICHOME’s vinyl floor tiles are a very cost-effective option. The design is gray marble, but the white veining is quite subtle. If you’re looking for a concrete-like tone, it’s well worth considering.
Each tile measures 12 inches on every side, so you’ll get 1 square foot of coverage from each one. That makes it easy to calculate how many you’ll need for your floor.
They’re just over a millimeter thick, so you will need your sub-floor to be in good condition. Take the time to fill any cracks and sand down lumps. If you don’t, they’ll show through the vinyl.
They’re self-adhesive, so installation is simple. And the surface is non-slip and comfortable underfoot, as well as being water-resistant.
- Very cost-effective
- Self-adhesive, so they’re easy and quick to install
- Provides a comfortable non-slip and water-resistant surface
- The color is similar to concrete, but the pattern mimics marble
- Too thin to disguise any lumps and bumps underneath.
9. MS International Katalina Floor Planks, Gray Brushed Oak
These floor planks from MS International are another great option if you’re prepared to broaden your horizons. The Katalina design has a wood grain finish, but the gray shade could be a good alternative to concrete.
The planks measure 48 inches long by 6 inches wide. And you buy them by the pallet, making them a great choice for those with a large area to cover. One pallet includes 70 cases of flooring and will cover a massive 2,520 square feet.
They’re scratch and stain-resistant, and come with a 25-year warranty. They can be installed above grade, on grade or below grade, and are designed to be glued in place. But they’re not self-adhesive, so you’ll need to buy and apply your own glue.
That does offer some advantages. You’ll be able to choose something designed to bond effectively to the material of your sub-floor. But it does mean that installation will take longer, and has the potential to be messy.
- Scratch and stain-resistant
- Come with a 25-year warranty
- Can be installed above grade, on grade or below grade
- You buy this flooring by the pallet, so it won’t be suitable for smaller spaces
- You’ll need to buy and apply your own pressure-sensitive adhesive.
10. Vvivid Vinyl Sheet, Gray Concrete
Vvivid’s vinyl sheet is designed for covering countertops, and other areas you want to give the appearance of concrete. But it’s so heavy duty, it could be used for flooring too, as long as it’s in areas of lower traffic.
The color is pale gray fading to white, with a scuffed, industrial design. It comes in a range of different roll sizes, with widths of 16 and 48 inches. The largest roll offers a length of 100-feet. The smallest is just 6.5 feet long.
It has a self-adhesive backing, with a specially designed membrane to help you apply it without air bubbles. You’ll need a hair dryer or heat gun to seal the edges. Just be careful not to overheat it, or you’ll damage the texture.
This won’t be the right choice for rooms that get a lot of foot fall. But if you’re looking for a rugged concrete look in an area of lighter traffic, it could be just the ticket.
- Convincing rugged concrete print
- Comes in a wide range of roll sizes
- Self-adhesive backing, with a specially designed membrane to help prevent air bubbles
- Too much heat when sealing the edges can damage the texture
- Not suitable for high traffic areas.
Ready to choose vinyl for your concrete floor?
We hope you’ve enjoyed our round-up of ten of the best concrete vinyl flooring options out there! Whether you want to replicate the real thing or just crave that concrete color, there are plenty of options to suit.
Our top pick are Livelynine’s floor tiles in concrete gray. We love how easy they are to install and maintain. Just take the time to prepare your sub-floor properly to get a smooth finish.
We hope you find your perfect concrete-look flooring. Enjoy bringing some industrial chic to your home!