For those considering purchasing any of the luxury wood effect vinyl flooring brands on the market today, you may be stuck between the choice of the two methods for installation.
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Whilst it may not seem like a huge deal whichever you choose, there is enough of a difference in ease and installation cost to consider as well as other factors.
Which vinyl flooring should I go for?
Glue Down LVT (luxury vinyl tile) is an installation method that provides stable, long-lasting vinyl flooring whilst having a slightly thinner design than click.
Your first step will be making sure that your subfloor that is being installed over is fully flat and smoothed out so that there are no imperfections that will be highlighted after installation. You need to be 100% sure that the subfloor is not prone to moisture, each tile will require gluing down which takes a bit longer to install and may require the work of a professional installer if you are unsure about the task as a whole.
Glue Down LVT is considered the more affordable option over Click LVT, but cheaper does not mean it lacks the same qualities. Both vinyl flooring products offer increased levels of stability and a sustainable level of durability for those heavy traffic areas. Perfect to last in areas where moisture and temperatures tend to rise like household bathrooms and kitchens.
Even though LVT flooring has been known to fully resist impacts of moisture and rises in temperature, certain instances can affect your floor. If you are looking to install LVT in high water areas then Glue Down tiles would be the most suited for the area.
Click vinyl flooring
Whilst it may offer the same layered design as Glue Down, Click LVT does have its differences. Its click system design requires a thicker product than glue down, which does not necessarily offer more durability. But it does have the same wear layer strength as its glue down brother.
Vinyl with a click system offers more ease in installation that can be done by anyone with free time over a day. This is why many people choose to spare the expense on a professional fitter and the by the hour rate that comes with them. The chosen choice is to use underlay instead of fitting it over a subfloor. This gives a boost to comfort and reduces the amount of work.
There are benefits for each type of vinyl flooring throughout the home. And you are not tied to having just one type throughout your home. Glue down is considered a better option for high traffic areas such as kitchens, living rooms and hallways. Both versions are equally impressive, with click offering a more realistic wooden vibe.
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