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What is floating floor luxury vinyl flooring?

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:52 AM

Luxury vinyl (LVF) has many advantages. One of them is an uncomplicated installation, especially when installed as a floating floor.

What is the floating floor?

Both luxury vinyl plank and tile come with clicking mechanisms. The pieces click together to form a mat, then hover over the subfloor without adhesives.

Don't forget the pre-installation process

Even though LVF is 100% waterproof, it is still porous. You can see them, but there are microscopic holes that circulate air.

When the air is humid, it can expand. As a result, the planks will crowd each other and, to adjust, can cup and crown. Alternatively, it will shrink when the air is dry, and your luxury vinyl tile (or plank) will gap.

What is the advantage of a floating floor?

For one, it's fast and easy. Because it's so quick and uncomplicated, that also translates to being less expensive for you.

A floating floor is also easy to pick up and carry. Just take it with you if you move.

Best value per decorating dollar

1. Style: Whether LVT or LVP, they offer realistic images of wood, stone, and tile. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks.

2. Low maintenance. It needs only regular sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner.

3. Durability. A clear, strong, melamine wear layer protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents.

“Our mission is to establish lasting relationships with our customers”

This is a philosophy of award-winning Outlook Flooring. We have showrooms in Monroe & Gastonia, NC, and Rock Hill, SC, and carry top LVP brands like COREtec and Metroflor.

Visit us today. We'll show you how luxury vinyl flooring will transform your home. We proudly serve Charlotte, Belmont, Indian Trail, NC, Fort Mill, Clover, York, and Bowling Green, SC.