The future of rental

Co-living is not just a trend or buzz word, it’s driving change in the UK rental market. Overcoming many of the problems of traditional renting for tenants, such as lack of investment in stock and services, as well as short term-leases with little security; it is undoubtedly a cornerstone of future growth for the economy. With student accommodation, build to rent and retirement villages combined, it is a market worth some £180bn.

Our Carpet Tiles, Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Heterogeneous Vinyl floors have a proven track record in delivering for the sector. From off-site construction to PRS, PBSA and retirement villages, our floors are helping owners to maximise investment, while providing users with the comfort and style that well-built, considered accommodation can provide.

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durable vinyl flooring for comfortable co-living spaces

Durability and comfort

Just because our floors are made in Europe for commercial environments, doesn’t mean they’re off limits to co-living projects. In fact, their excellent durability makes complete sense, providing a floor that lasts longer. Combined with scratch and mark-resistant surfaces that are easy to look after, IVC Commercial floors deliver excellent value.

As part of Europe’s leading manufacturer of carpet tiles and vinyl floors, we have exclusive access to the insights of our residential design team and draw upon their expertise to create products that are made to deliver a home-like feel. Stylish and comfortable, our floors tick all the boxes for accommodation that has thought of every last detail.

That’s why our floors are being used in co-living projects across the UK. From PBSA in Wales to PRS in Manchester and retirement living in Scarborough, we’re providing solutions that respond to the challenges of durability and comfort.

Floors for co-living

Circle Square is Manchester’s newest neighbourhood. Comprising green areas, office space, retail and leisure, student accommodation and co-living space, it represents the future of urban living for young people seeking a way of life grounded in experiences and like-minded community.

Vita Living is at the heart of this new neighbourhood with luxury studios and one, two and three-bedroom apartments. With impressive amenities including co-working, gym, roof terrace and large outdoor space, bookable private dining and 24/7 concierge; it’s the perfect example of co-living of a high standard.

Totalling to approximately 50,000m2 of high-quality Luxury Vinyl Tiles in a variety of wood and stone effects, the project continues our relationship with Vita Living which has also seen our floors used at the city's Riverside development.

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Vita Living Circle Square Manchester features IVC Commercial LVT floors throughout
Galway Central PBSA uses durable carpet tiles and luxury vinyl floors for a home-like feel

Floors for student accommodation

Student accommodation shares many similarities with PRS, with spaces that respond to the living and social needs of the student community. Fresh Student Living’s PBSA in the city of Galway, Ireland, is a model of off-campus city centre living for today’s students.

Carpet tiles for the cinema and corridors, award-winning LayRed 55 for bedrooms and shared areas and herringbone Luxury Vinyl Tiles for shared living spaces: it’s a great example of how we provide solutions that respond to the needs of owners and students alike.

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Floors for retirement living

Delivering a mix of private accommodation, communal spaces and on-site health and care facilities, retirement living faces a unique challenge: an environment that responds to a wide range of physical and mental needs while remaining attractive to potential tenants.

With on-site hair and beauty salons as well as communal lounges, Scarborough’s Briar Dene is a purpose-built residential care facility focused on the best quality of life. The flooring was selected on an area-by-area basis, considering the activity within that space and how flooring can enhance tenant’s comfort.

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Briar Dene retirement living uses Optimise 70 acoustic sheet vinyl in bedrooms

Making co-living quieter

Our acoustic solutions can help to combat noise within co-living environments. Reducing impact noise by up to 22dB, it’s a significant contribution to co-living spaces that are more comfortable for tenants.

Rudiments acoustic carpet tiles for durable luxury in co-living
LayRed 55 acoustic vinyl flooring for an authentic natural finish
Optimise 70 acoustic sheet vinyl for a hygienic floor in co-living


With a luxurious feel, Rudiments carpet tile is a great way of adding the comfort and style of carpet with a hardwearing and easy to maintain solution. Available with EcoFlex Echo acoustic baking for 100% better sound absorption.

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LayRed 55

Fast to fit without glue across a range of subfloor conditions, LayRed 55 is our acoustic engineered vinyl flooring. Combatting impact sound by 22dB it welcomes tenants with a home-like feel in a range of authentic looking wood planks and stone tiles.

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Optimise 70

Ideal for co-living projects where hygiene and durability are priorities, Optimise 70 is a sheet vinyl floor that provides 19dB if impact sound reduction.  Available in 54 looks to deliver the function of a seamless floor with home-like style.

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Our carpet and vinyl floors for co-living are made in Europe and readily available

Responsibly made and readily available

Our floors for co-living are made in Europe using a 100% European supply chain. With our own wind farm, super-efficient production cooling and floors with recycled content from our on-site recycling plant, we’re working hard to reduce the impact of our floors.

Not only allowing us to make products efficiently, European manufacturing also ensures that we respond to the service demands of co-living projects. Thanks to stocks within easy reach and a flexible approach to manufacturing, we can deliver solutions for the largest projects.

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