If you know me irl or have been keeping up with me online, you know that we recently bought a maisonette in the heart of Amsterdam. For our new home, we have decided to go for the Therdex 6542 Hongaarse punt / Chevron PVC floor and we have tons of photos to share. We’re also super excited to share how the floor feels like and a general review. Plus, how the installation went! We loved everything from this experience so I’m just so excited to share.
FYI this is not a sponsored post! I’m just really loving the floor ♡
Let’s start with the pros, why we love our Therdex 6542 Hongaarse punt / Chevron PVC
– the color is amazing.
The floor is a bit lighter in person, but it can still get quite dark. I personally love that it’s in several tones and the shade can really change depending on the lighting and the time of day. We personally find that very pretty and realistic. We’re still at the final stages of our renovation and so some photos might not be the best, but as with my other posts, I will update this as time goes 🙂
it also complements our black furniture well!
– the print and feel is also super realistic (I mean, just look at it!)
– the print of the Therdex 6542 hongaarse punt is just so beautiful and simple
We considered almost all the flooring options. It was really difficult deciding between the Hongaarse punt / Hungarian point pattern (vs. the Herringbone visgraat floor). In the end, we went for the Therdex 6542 in Hongaarse punt because we loved how modern and simple it looks. I also love the very French/Parisian apartment vibes I get from it. Honestly it translates so well in our home.
Initially we wanted the Vivafloor 8360 in visgraat (herringbone) pattern. But, after going through a bunch of photos from Instagram and getting the samples from Therdex, we decided against it. To be honest, we spent a long time thinking and comparing and in the end, we concluded that the visgraat pattern can look quite busy in small spaces and it might not complement our home. Plus, we thought that it’s a bit played out and got a bit boring after a while.
The herringbone pattern is beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but we just thought that it might not work in our house and we just wanted something a little bit different.
PS I wrote an extra section at the very end explaining why we went for Therdex 6542 hongaarse punt instead of Vivafloors 8360 herringbone / visgraat. It took us a long time to decide between the two and in case you’re interested, you can read a bit more below.
– it’s pvc and super easy to maintain
All sorts of things from our day to day life and the renovation have stained our floor, but it’s honestly so easy to clean. We only need to wipe with water and it’s gone. It’s also super easy to mop, but that could be because we use our holy grail Bissell Vac & Steam.
– it works well with underfloor heating (vloerverwarming)
we have underfloor heating and PVC was the right choice for us. The heat really goes through the floor and it conducts quite well. My feet is toasty and warm and I just love it. I can literally go on and on about the underfloor heating, but I’ll spare you the boring the details of my rambling 🙂
– this specific floor is not soundproof & requires undervloer
This is a glue (plak) PVC which on its own, do not meet the 10db sound dampening requirement you often have in apartments. This means that you would need to get an additional undervloer if you live in an apartment or have a downstairs neighbour. If you don’t get this underfloor, you run the risk of disturbing them with footsteps noises and all sorts of other noises.
With that being said, the glue PVC in itself isn’t the most expensive, but it can get a bit more expensive with the additional requirement of having a subfloor/underlay. The price really varies, I think I saw some from 15 per sqm all the way to 27 per sqm (keep in mind that there’s a lot of different underfloor but you need one one that is specifically compatible with glue PVC).
In our case, we didn’t have to buy a separate underfloor because we went for underfloor heating. The installation included a sort of underfloor which lays on top of the heating tubes and that really helped dampened the noise. In case you’re interested, I’ll include more details (after I check with our contractor :))!
– the total can be a bit more expensive because of installation and extra material
On top of the undervloer which you need to pay extra for (as mentioned above), you also need a professional installation crew for this. Contrary to the click PVC, the glue/plak PVC is a lot more difficult to install because of the method and different materials required. To start with, the floor it will be placed on needs to be super flat and smooth. Typically, they would pour anhydriet (some sort of liquid/cast floor) to smoothen it out and the price can vary depending on the amount of ‘liquid’ they need. It’s not just place and go.
– the installation can last a bit longer
There’s a lot of extra work with the installation and all in all that can take a while. I think in our case, it took almost a week or just a few days. They poured the cast floor on Saturday so it can dry properly over the weekend. Then, they came back sometime the week after to install it (and I think that took two days). If you’re not in a rush, it’s definitely worth the wait/effort!
A little bit about van Eyken (the company who sold and installed our floor)
This is not sponsored at all, but we were just so happy with the result. We’re more than happy to share a bit about this company. We were in contact with a ton of different suppliers, but there was always something with them that just didn’t sit well with us. van Eyken was the best overall. We are really glad that we went with them.
Manolito and his partner really knows what they’re doing and they’re passionate in what they do. I think the biggest thing for us is how flexible they have been. We were the most indecisive couple (in terms of which design we wanted) and our contractor’s planning also changes from time to time. But, despite all of that, Manolito just breezed through the whole process with us very patiently and understandingly.
To be honest, I’m not sure if they pick up English clients. My boyfriend did all the talking in Dutch. But, you can always try and see if it would also work with you (his website).
Bonus photos: look at how much details they put in our floor
to conclude, we love our Therdex 6542 Hongaarse punt floor.
As with my other posts, I’ll continue to update this post when there are some noteworthy changes. Until then, thanks for reading! Would love to hear from you down below in the comments section or privately here. If you’d like to read my other ‘home’ related posts, please follow this link.
Side-point: As mentioned above, here’s a little bit more on our thoughts on the Vivafloors 8360 Visgraat (Herringbone) vs. Therdex 6542 Hongaarse punt (hungarian point / Chevron) PVC
This is obviously an Apple to Orange comparison. But, maybe we’re not the only one out there who were struggling to choose between the two brands.
Vivafloor 8360 was the top contender for the longest time and we almost went with that option. The color of the Vivafloor 8360 is amazing and it complements black furniture well. It almost has a pinkish undertone and it’s absolutely beautiful. Plus, Vivafloor has a 25-year warranty in comparison to Therdex’s 10-year warranty! But, after putting a lot more thought into it we ended up going with Therdex. We prefer Therdex’s optics (i.e overall look, shade, and print) and the feel a lot more. Of course this is only as compared to the one Vivafloor sample we received. Maybe it’ll be different for you if you manage to see a larger sample in store.
In our case, we weren’t convinced to get the 8360 because of the photos we found on Instagram. Maybe it was just us, or the photos we found, but we thought that the 8360 pattern/print is less realistic. and in a way, more repetitive. Though again, this is subjective so maybe it’s just our own personal preference and view.
I highly recommend visiting a store to see it in person and so you can see for yourself 🙂