What you need to know about LVT and LVP flooring before installing either option.
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and plank (LVP) flooring are some of the most popular flooring products that are available in the commercial market. LVT and LVP flooring options can help to create a beautiful and updated look in your building. Before installing either of these options at your property, make sure to keep these considerations in mind to ensure that you don’t run into any issues.
There are many factors that make LVT and LVP products very unique, including:
- They are usually thicker than traditional vinyl flooring materials.
- They have a realistic look thanks to the embossed or textured surface that looks like stone, wood, or ceramic, helping them to be almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
- They incorporate varying installation systems that will snap, hook, or lock together and can be glued or have self-adhesive methods to connect them to the substrate.
Properly preparing the substrate is essential to ensure that you are able to successfully install vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring has a “drape” that will conform to any surface that they are applied to. If the substrate is not smooth and level or has any irregularities, it will show in the flooring. Since LVT and LVP flooring have a pattern or texture, some irregularities will be better hidden, but they can still lead to problems with the floor.
When it comes time to choose the right flooring material, you should always consult an objective, independent expert who will be able to steer you in the right direction. They will be able to give you better information on the project and if there are any issues that may not be well known to ensure that you do not run into any serious problems down the line.
Having the right property management in place can help to make sure that any flooring issues that you run into are dealt with as soon as possible. Contact Landport Systems in Walnut Creek, California for all of your flooring and property management needs.