Licensed Vinyl Flooring Installation Details

CMO Vinyl INSTALLATION Vancouver

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Vinyl flooring Installation, as a category, fits well within the family of hard surface flooring installations.  Within vinyl plank flooring, there are two types sub-types, or construction platforms if you will.  This does not take the inherent material it is constructed of into consideration, as that varies wild.  This sub category implied is for vinyl installation considerations only. 


The first type is click together Vinyl.  This installation method is most similar to laminate flooring installations. Vinyl clicks together just as laminate flooring does.  There are few differences. The most notable is that vinyl flooring does not require underlay.  As such it is crucial that the sub floor is completely flat and smooth. The underlay which is used for laminate flooring absorbs some roughness of the floor, and as this is not present, it is the most demanding and unforgiving in terms of floor preparation.  Another difference is that its flexible/bendy, and it requires a different glue in order to install and tuck under anywhere that is not hidden by baseboard molding. Other than the construction of the vinyl planks, all other characteristics regarding vinyl installation is the same as Laminate installation.


The second type of vinyl is glue down or loose-lay vinyl.  These are generally the heaviest, best quality, and most expensive Vinyl type of flooring.  Rather than clicking together, they are most commonly glued down using a trowel, or simply laid in pattern with no adhesive.  The latter is the best choice for a temporary floor.