Harvey Maria Flooring Review: 6 Year Update

Updated November 2022

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I wrote this Harvey Maria flooring review back in 2016 just after it was installed and as it’s a very popular post, thought it would be very useful to update it now, in 2022, 6 years later. 

 

If you’ve been following my house renovation on the blog you have may have seen that we’ve pretty much finished what we were doing.

We do have one more small bedroom to decorate before I’ll finally get an office to work in, but overall the major work has now been completed.

If you want to see what the final reveal looks like, then head over to this post HERE, complete with video tour. I wanted to show you a little more about the flooring that we’ve put down in the hallway, a beautiful luxury vinyl from Harvey Maria.

After talking to the lovely people at Harvey Maria, I decided to try out the premium wood design from the Signature collection, in Church Pine. The easy online calculator helped work out how much we needed, and the order was placed.

I think you’ll agree, from the photo below, that the floor was long overdue for an overhaul. The building work (and nearly 10 years of wear and tear) had seriously take its toll.

Original wood flooring hallway

Many years ago, not long after we’d first moved in, we sanded and varnished the original wood floorboards in the narrow hallway, and hadn’t done much to it since.

So, to start with we screwed down some 6mm plywood to give a good base on which to lay the vinyl. And then sealed all the joins.

Hallway floor

Prepared hallway flooring

We decided to lay the pieces in a random order, giving the floor a more organic look, and started applying the adhesive and sticking down the boards.

Each plank is 91cms long and 15cms wide, and with 2.5cm thickness. Of course they needed cutting around doorways and pipes, but the whole process took just half a day and we are thrilled with the end result.

Hallway floor harvey maria church pine

Hallway close up

Church Pine was a good choice for us. It has a grey/brown effect, altering in different lights, and works incredibly well with our blue walls and grey carpet.

More than that though, the feel of the Harvey Maria vinyl floor is quite unexpected.

It’s very firm and sturdy and feels warm and strong. It’s been down for a few weeks now and cleans really easily too.

Hallway

In artificial light, as above you can see that it looks quite brown, yet below it has more of a grey tone when the natural light hits.

Luxury vinyl tiles have been enjoying quite a resurgence in recent years, led by companies like Harvey Maria, showcasing how contemporary this flooring can look.

And furthermore, it comes with a 20 year warranty. Yep, that’s right, 20 years! Quite amazing isn’t it. At £33 a square metre it’s affordable too.

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I hope you’ve found this Harvey Maria lvt review helpful. Before I decided on this particular flooring, I hunted for any relevant Harvey Maria vinyl flooring reviews I could find, and they helped me enormously to make up my mind. 

There’s huge value seeing a vinyl floor laid in someone’s home, and hearing how the installation process went. 

Hallway vinyl flooring can be tricky, particularly if you have a long, narrow hallway like many of us do. Getting the fit and design right, as well as the flooring quality is essential. So seeing other people using it their flooring reviews is exceptionally helpful. 

I’ve installed Harvey Maria floors in a few of my rooms now, including the kitchen and dining room and love their design, quality and finish. 

Follow up review: November 2022

It’s now been 6 years since we installed the Harvey maria vinyl floor into our hallway and it’s still there. 

It still looks pretty much as good as new!

As you can see from this picture below, we covered it with a rug a few years ago, and it’s stayed like this every since. 

This floor has been incredible and I highly recommend it to anyone considering it. 

There’s been no lifting, chipping, marks or dents. It’s really stood the test of time, and with two kids and a very busy household, it’s had to deal with a lot of foot traffic.

How do you clean a Harvey Maria floor?

It’s very simple. We just mop it lightly once a week with a slightly damp mop, after sweeping. The rug has helped keep it in good condition of course, and the hallway can be a high traffic area. 

Which is the BEST LVT?

A lot of people ask me if I prefer Harvey Maria over Karndean or Amtico. I’ll be honest, I don’t have the others in my home so it’s hard to say. I do have Moduleo in the living room, and there’s very little difference. 

They’re both incredibly hard wearing, great quality and long lasting. 

Choosing between the luxury vinyl tile brands will often come down to the design and possibly your budget. A luxury vinyl tile brand usually offers the same quality though. 

Do check out the Harvey Maria site for more information, ideas and inspiration on how to use patterns, wood effects and tiles in combinations to create stylish and creative floor designs.

 

Disclosure: the flooring was gifted in exchange for an honest review, all words, comments and opinions are my own. The 6 year update was completely my idea and not requested by the brand. 

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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Updated November 2022

12 Comments

  1. Antonia Ludden
    January 25, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Wow, that floor looks incredible, so smart – and practical too in a busy space like a hallway. I bet it is so easy to clean and will never look scuffed, dented or marked, unlike sanded floorboards that eventually look quite worn (as ours do).

    I’d love to try this in my son’s bedroom as he has asthma and I’m sure it would be so much easier to keep hygienically clean – I’ll take a look at Harvey Maria.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      Author
      January 26, 2016 / 10:31 am

      Hi Antonia, thanks, I forgot to mention the cleaning kit that comes with it, and the sealant that prevents the scuffs. But to be honest I’m not sure we’ll need it. I know Amanda tried it for her daughter’s bedroom to help with breathing problems so well worth a go x

  2. Stephanie
    January 26, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    This does look really good. It looks really hard wearing and like it could take some footfall! Just what you need from a hallway. I am looking at something like this for my kitchen.

  3. mellissa williams
    January 27, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    The floor looks great. I can’t believe it has a 20 year warranty either. I like the fact that it comes with a sealant too to help prevent scuffs.

  4. Jane Taylor
    January 27, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    I have laid my share of laminate flooring over the years but never tried vinyl. I do like the look, though. Love the grey tones rather than the honey-coloured pine folks tend to opt for.

  5. Pamela | Life With Munchers
    January 28, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Wow, it looks like real wood! When I saw vinyl floor I immediately thought of a giant roll.

  6. Nell
    January 29, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Wow, when I read vinyl flooring, I never expected it to look like this! It looks really smart, and it’s great that it has such a long guarantee.

  7. Stacy
    January 30, 2016 / 9:09 am

    I love the flooring. We completely renovated our house a few years ago and went for tiles in the hallway, although they’re wonderfully easy to clean, they’re also quite cold on the toes in winter so I bet the vinyl is more kind to your feet. Thanks so much for opening your home to us Jen and letting us peak at your private abode :).

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  9. Amanda
    February 3, 2016 / 10:31 am

    I think you have done such an amazing job on your renovations Jen, I’ve love reading about them!

  10. Beth
    February 22, 2016 / 10:06 am

    I am down with the vinyl flooring these days but what made you decide to do this instead of renovating your real wood floorboards?

    • Jen Stanbrook
      Author
      February 22, 2016 / 12:46 pm

      Hi Beth, it was really down to maintenance and warmth. The floorboards were draughty and needed lots of tlc over the years so this seemed like a really good option and I’m so pleased we did it.

  11. Nazar
    February 23, 2016 / 10:55 am

    This vinyl flooring is awesome. It gives a fantastic look to our interior and makes it awesome.

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