When choosing an LVT product for your upcoming interior design project, installation and application are just as important as style and design aesthetics. After all, if the technique of installation you select is not optimal for the intended use or location, the flooring’s appearance and feel may suffer, and the lovely vinyl floors you first believed would endure a long time may instead wind up breaking apart.
There are two ways to install luxury vinyl tile flooring, fixed and floating, depending on your select flooring. The choice will eventually affect the overall aesthetic and quality of the finished product.
Fixed LVT flooring and Floating LVT flooring may seem confusing at first, but they both have distinguishing differences and uses. A fixed LVT may be put over any substrate so long as the subfloor is adequately prepared to receive the adhesive. This might take a lot of time and money, but it results in a highly robust and long-lasting floor solution.
Floating floors function similarly to jigsaw puzzles. They are assembled, but it is not anchored to the surface holding them. You may glue or snap the individual tiles together to build floating flooring. Floating floor components are held together by the materials used to join them and by the weight of the entire structure. Unfortunately, many issues have arisen with floating installations, and we recommend you don’t go in this direction. For more information, please read More on Floating LVT Flooring.