What Is Fixed/Glue-down LVT Flooring?
The fixed installation method uses an adhesive on your dry-back luxury vinyl flooring to attach to the base. The adhesive helps the flooring achieve dimensional stability and guarantees that it retains its inherent properties. The fixed flooring technique uses two kinds of adhesives: pressure-sensitive and hard set.
- Pressure Sensitive: It is the standard choice for fixed vinyl flooring. The tile has an adhesive on the back, and installation requires setting the flooring down and exerting pressure to make it adhere. Pressure-sensitive adhesive is most suited for businesses that frequently modify their brand, such as those in the retail and hospitality sectors.
- Hard Set: Installing hard set vinyl flooring involves using a setting glue on a flat substrate. Because the tiles are firmly attached, the floor is solid and can support large objects like furniture without shattering or indenting them.
Which Is Better – Fixed or Floating LTV flooring?
When deciding between the two installation methods, fixed and floating, it is essential to consider the room’s conditions, such as foot traffic, heat, and moisture levels. Fixed flooring is recommended for high traffic areas, while floating floors may be prone to warping and buckling due to changes in temperature and humidity.
Moreover, there are increasingly more issues with floating LVT installations. For this reason, we have been strongly recommending using fixed, vs. floating, LVT installations.
Get the Professionals’ Help
At Tee’s Flooring, we are more than just sellers of flooring materials. We also offer expert advice and guidance on installation procedures. If you are unsure about which method is best for your project, we recommend you give us a call. We are here to help you every step of the way, from selecting the right flooring material to ensuring a proper installation. Contact us today to learn more and let us know how we can assist you.