While there are many benefits of luxury vinyl flooring, one of the biggest by far is the ease of installation. With a few exceptions, it can be cut into tile-sized pieces or planks, it can be placed over most existing subfloors, and all that's required is that they be clean, dry, and level.

For more information on installing tile or vinyl plank in Webster, NY, continue reading, or feel free to give us a call!

Four methods of installing luxury vinyl

Each method suits your own needs, whether you have a high traffic floor or just want something super-easy.

Interlocking might be the most common. It’s similar to a “tongue and groove” installation for hardwood, with one exception: It doesn’t need to also be nailed as hardwood does. Here, the pieces are clicked together to create the floor; it floats and the weight holds it down.

If you want something very easy, go for the peel and stick. It's exactly how it sounds; the pieces have a pre-attached adhesive that bonds to the floor.

If your floor gets a lot of foot traffic like, say, the kitchen, consider glue-down. It is very secure, with a pressure-sensitive adhesive used to attach each plank to the floor.

If, on the other hand, the floor doesn’t get much traffic, you can go with a loose lay. The plank backing attaches to the subfloor and you don’t need any glue, but you can always use it if you need something more secure.

Your Rochester, NY flooring installation professionals will choose the best method that fits your desired floorcovering.

The form and function of luxury vinyl flooring

Luxury vinyl offers an incredibly realistic simulation of wood, tile, or stone. It is available in many species, colors, and designs.

Embossing gives the floor depth, dimension, and textured appearances, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered or distressed.

It can be completely waterproof, making it ideal for places like basement apartments or full bathrooms.

While all vinyl is durable, this has a thicker top clear plastic wear layer that protects against scratches and scuffs. It is also easy to clean. Sweep daily and mop with a manufacturer-approved cleaner.

For more information, come into the Christian Flooring showroom in Spencerport, or Webster, NY, servicing the greater Rochester, NY area. Ask about our free in-home estimates!