What is a luxury vinyl floating floor?

What is a luxury vinyl floating floor?

You've most likely heard the phrase "this floor floats" many times, especially when you're looking at luxury vinyl flooring. But do you know what that is, and why people might choose that over glue or nail-down?

A floating floor refers to an installation technique where the product's pieces click, mat, and then hover over the subfloor without nails or glue. Most subfloors, even concrete, are fine, but they need to be clean, dry, and level; in many cases, they can be installed over an existing floor.

Advantages of a floating floor

Installers love this technique because it's so fast and easy; the pieces snap or lock together like a puzzle. For you, our customer, that also makes it less expensive.

The floating floor is also easy to remove and reuse, a benefit if you want to move the floor to another room, and a cost-saver if you're going to take the floor with you when you move to another house.

Great value for your decorating dollar

This affordable product is highly stylish with true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile, taken with high-definition photography, so they're clear, vibrant, and accurate. It also comes with waterproof capabilities and countless functional benefits.

Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks, and, as an added aesthetic, this vinyl can be cut into strips and mounted on boards to mimic hardwood planks, called luxury vinyl plank. It can also be cut into tile-sized squares used with or without grout called luxury vinyl tile.

Although LVP is mainly associated with hardwood, some also use it for stone echoes; likewise, others may use LVT for wood looks. Some prefer LVP for its large format and fewer seams, while others appreciate the extra seams saying it adds realism.

Luxury vinyl is also low maintenance, requiring daily sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Avoid wax, shine promoting cleaners as they can damage the finish and dull the floor.

Visit us for your luxury vinyl flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring can transform your home without breaking the bank. So if you live in Ocala, Port Orange, or Ormond Beach, come into the Floor Factory Outlet in St. Augustine. Fl. You'll be glad you came in and will walk out with a free quote.