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Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035

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Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035 Details...

Add a stylish and sophisticated look to the home with this stunning Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035. Featuring a stunning colour combination, this vinyl floor looks just like real stone tiles. However, unlike stone you’ll find this floor really warm and comfortable underfoot. Designed with durability and affordability in mind, this tough floor comes with a great 20-year domestic warranty.


The packs of the Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035 will cover up to 2.08 square metres. The tiles measure 1300mm long, 320mm wide and 4.5mm thick. There’s also a fantastic 0.30mm wear layer to ensure the surface remains well protected against everyday wear and tear. Although largely designed for the home, it’s graded AC4 which also makes it suitable for moderate commercial installations.


The aesthetics of this floor are truly beautiful. The modern Bevel edges give the floor an authentic stone tile effect. It also results in a more professional, modern looking finish. Use this floor to give the lounge a modern, bold look or turn your bathroom into a luxury haven. Its naturally water-resistant design means you can install it anywhere in the home. 


To ensure it lasts for many years, the Quick-Step Ambient Click range benefits from Scratchguard and Stain guard technology. The top layer has been expertly sealed to protect it against both scratches and stains. Being ten times more scratch resistant than other floors offered by its competitors, you can rest assured even pets and children will be no match for this floor. It also means you’ll find it much easier to maintain.


Although vinyl is a naturally warmer flooring solution than wood and stone, you can choose to enhance its comfort by installing the floor with underfloor heating. It’s compatible with traditional systems, though do check manufacturer guidelines before fitting to be sure. 

Pack Size (in m2) 2.08
Plank / Tile Size 1300 x 320 mm
Product Number AMCL40035
Manufacturer Quick-Step
Vinyl Range Quick-Step Ambient Click
Thickness 4.5mm
Length 1300mm
Width 320mm
Style Stone Effect
Shade Grey
Floor Colour Black
Edge Detail Bevel Edge
Wear Layer 0.30mm
Installation Method Clic Locking System
Underfloor Heating Suitable
Durability AC4 Grade
Warranty 20 Years

Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035 Maintenance

The Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035 is fast and easy to install. Use the UniClic system to slot each plank together. You don’t need to use excessive force or have a mountain of tools on hand. It’s so easy even those with no prior floor-fitting experience should have no trouble installing it. 

Vinyl is also one of the easiest flooring types to maintain. It’s very difficult to ruin this floor thanks to its tough design. Its water resistance allows you to easily mop the floor as and when it’s needed. You can also sweep or hoover the floor daily to eliminate dirt and debris build up. 

If you’re looking for a stylish floor that won’t break the bank, the Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035 is a great product to consider. Made by one of the industry leaders, you can be sure you’re making a cost effective investment. 

Click Fit LVT Installation GuideThe Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035 benefits from a click fit installation method. This is the most common installation method used for luxury vinyl tile installation due to its simplicity and high-quality results. 

It’s quick and easy to follow this installation method yourself. Here, you’ll discover a brief installation guide to help*. 

What tools will you need?

Before starting the installation, ensure you have all of the tools you’ll need. These include:

  • Mitre saw
  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Spacers and crowbar
  • Roller

Having the right tools on hand will make the installation process much simpler.

Preparing the subfloor

Like any type of flooring, it is important to prepare the subfloor before installing luxury click vinyl. You need to ensure it is clean and flat, and it should also have a low moisture level. 

Testing the moisture level prior to installation is crucial. If working with a high-moisture subfloor, it’s a good idea to use a screed to dry it out a little. Using a moisture-resistant underlay can also ensure the floor doesn’t become damaged by a moisture-prone subfloor. 

If you’re working with a wooden subfloor, ensure there are no nails sticking out of it. You should also remove any damaged floorboards and replace them before installation begins. Once the subfloor is flat and clean, you can begin preparing the Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035 for installation.

Preparing for installation

Preparation is key to ensuring the installation process goes smoothly. Start by leaving the LVT to acclimatise for around 48 hours. In this time, you can take accurate measurements of the room. With click vinyl flooring, it’s best to start installing the floor from one side of the room, working outwards.

You are also going to need a good quality underlay. This is crucial for floating vinyl installation. Not only does it protect the stability of the floor, it also adds comfort and noise reduction benefits. Cover the entire subfloor with underlay, leaving a gap around any pipework.

Decide which direction you want the floor to run. If you want to make a smaller room appear larger, installing the tiles parallel to the longest part of the wall is a great tip. To make the most of natural lighting, install the floor towards the windows. 

Now is a great time to cut the tiles to size if needed. Measure them and use the measurements of the room to determine whether any tiles need to be cut. You could also lay the tiles down without securing them, to see where cuts may need to be made. This will really speed up the installation process. 

Installation method

When you are ready to start installing the Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035, you should find the process quick and simple. While the manufacturer will have provided installation instructions, a general guide to follow includes:

Step 1: Prepare the first row

Begin by cutting the click system away from one side of the starting tiles. This can be done using your utility knife, simply scoring the click system before simply breaking it off. Make sure you’re cutting the tiles on the side facing the wall. Place spacers between the wall and the tiles to ensure you’re leaving an even gap. 

Step 2: Slot the first two tiles together 

Attach the second tile into the first by slotting the tongue side of tile into the groove of the first tile. Use the roller over the seams of the tiles to ensure they’re tightly connected. Carry on using this method for the rest of the tiles in the first row. 

Step 3: Fitting the second row

Attach the first tile of the second row into the first tile of the first row, using the click system on its long side. The second tile should then be positioned with its long side which features the tongue, overlapping the groove of the tiles in the first row. 

You will need to pivot the tile downwards, fitting the tongue and groove of the tile’s short sides together. If you wish, you can first connect the second-row tiles together before clicking them into place against the first row. 

Don’t forget to use your roller to ensure the tiles are well connected. 

Step 4: Continue to install the rest of the rows from left to right

Once you’ve finished the second row, continue using the same installation method for the final rows. It is best to work from left to right. Once all of the rows have been fitted, remove the spacers from around the room. You can then finish the installation by ensuring the expansion gaps are adequately covered. 

Installing the Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Click Black Slate AMCL40035 is easy thanks to its click installation system. Got a question regarding the process? Give us a call today and our friendly team will be happy to help. You can also check out the manufacturer installation guidelines. 

Important: We highly recommend contacting the manufacturer of the floor to receive an official installation guide. Failure to follow manufacturer guidelines could void the warranty.

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Can I order less than the minimum stated on the site?

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Do you provide a fitting service?

No.

Where can I buy stripping?

We provide stripping and adhesive in the accessories section.

Can I return some packs if I don't use them all?

Sorry but no.

Solid Wood Floors

Are solid wood floors appropriate for bathrooms?

Installing solid floors in water-prone areas causes them to swell. Consider pre-finished solid wood floors, which come with a waterproof surface.

Do solid wood floors support underfloor heating?

No.

How resistant are solid wood floors to scratches and chipping?

Lifestyle Flooring UK offer solid wood floors reinforced with multiple layers of protective coating. Therefore, our floors are extremely resistant to scratches and chipping.

Once installed, will my floor produce squeaky sounds?

Squeaks are caused due to a wobbly sub-floor. Solid wood flooring must be installed on an even and intact subfloor to prevent squeaks.

Is it necessary to leave a gap when installing a solid wood floor?

Yes, leave a gap of 10mm at the minimum, to accommodate expansions. A decorative bead board or skirting board can serve as a good cover for the gap.

What is the acclimation period for a solid wood floor?

Lifestyle Flooring UK recommends an acclimation period of 5 days. This ensures that the solid wood is in a perfect condition for installation.

Can a solid wood floor be sanded?

A solid wood floor can be sanded and refinished several times, which makes the floor look new. The floor doesn't need sanding for the initial 10 to 15 years though.

Engineered Wood Floors

Are engineered wood floors good for bathrooms?

Standard engineered wood floors are not recommended for bathrooms as too much contact with water causes them to swell. Pre-finished types are preferable as they feature a water-resistant surface.

Do engineered wood floors support underfloor heating?

Yes.

Are engineered floors resistant to scratches?

Floors from Lifestyle Flooring UK come with multiple protective coatings, which makes them highly scratchproof.

Are engineered wood floors susceptible to squeaks?

Squeaks occur when a floor is installed on an uneven subfloor. Correct installation will not produce squeaks.

Does an engineered wood floor need an expansion gap?

Yes, a gap of a minimum 10mm is required.

What is the acclimation period for this floor?

Allow the floor to stay for a minimum of 36hrs in the room of installation for acclimation.

Do these floors support sanding?

Engineered floors can be sanded multiple times to retain their new look. They will not, however need sanding for 10 to 15 years immediately after installation.

Laminate Wood Flooring

Are laminate floors suitable for bathrooms?

Yes. But, laminate floors are water resistant only to a certain extent. So, remove excess water at the earliest.

Are laminate floors scratchproof?

Yes.

Do these floors produce squeaking noises?

Install the floors on even subfloors to prevent such noises.

Do these floors need an expansion gap?

Laminate floors are not made of natural products however we recommended a minimum expansion gap of 1/4 inch.

Do laminate floors accommodate underfloor heating?

Yes.
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