Loose Lay Vinyl Flooring in Castlegar is a revolutionary new product that does not rely on any tongue-and-groove or fasteners to secure themselves into place. Instead, these thick, full-grain vinyl mats simply lay flat on a hard floor and then stay there when installed. They require no adhesives or grooves to keep in place and do not require the use of any underlayment. This provides for a much easier installation process, with a reduction in wasted time and a greater ability to achieve optimal flooring results.
There are two main methods for attaching loose lay vinyl flooring to a hard surface. The first method is called gluing, were specially designed glue bonds the two pieces of vinyl flooring together using a strong glue bond. Once this type of gluing process has been successfully completed, you will then be able to use either "snap and lock" or "stick and glue" tape to secure the permanently bonded piece onto the floor. Both of these options are quite effective, but there are advantages and disadvantages to each method.
Snap and Lock
The advantage of using "snap and lock" tape is that it provides a very simple, foolproof method of installing this type of loose lay vinyl flooring. Even a novice can successfully install this type of flooring by following the instructions provided with the specific brand of click flooring. These products are available in both unfinished and pre-finished designs, so there is no need to worry about finding the right pattern and then cutting it, trimming it or handing it to fit correctly. Once the flooring is installed, simply apply the appropriate amount of the glue, and then simply clip the permanently bonded piece to the floor.
Click and Glue
Another option available to consumers is "click and glue" flooring, which is slightly more difficult to install than snap flooring. This is often considered to be a more "traditional" installation method, and many consumers report having difficulty installing rigid foam. When using "click and glue", it is important to pay particular attention to where the cut edges of the flooring to meet the flat surface of the flooring. If the corners of the rigid foam are not properly aligned, it can be difficult to remove the flooring once it is fully installed, due to the fact that the cut edges of both pieces of rigid flooring are pressed together until they are flush with the surface of the floor.
With respect to installation, both types of loose lay vinyl flooring come in different types of particleboard, or wood fibers that are used in the manufacturing of vinyl flooring products. Particleboard is available in many different types, such as: regular, double-sided, laminated, moisture-resistant and scratch-resistant. Each different type of particleboard has different characteristics, with some particle boards being more flexible and wear-resistant than others. Particleboard that is most commonly used for flooring products is called MDF (medium-density fiberboard) and comes in a wide range of colors, although some have limited options.
The benefit of installing loose lay vinyl flooring is that it is available in many different types of particle board and is easier to install than most other types of hardwood flooring. Another advantage is that the installation process takes less time than installing solid hardwoods. It is also relatively inexpensive. There are several tools you will need when installing this type of product, including tape measure, pencil, paper, nails and a drill. Make sure to follow the instructions included with the product carefully when installing your flooring, as some particles of the product may be larger than the space between the seams or cutout.