Yes, a version of luxury vinyl tile or plank is available as the loose-lay installation technique.
Loose-lay: a type of floating floor
Most of us are familiar with the floating floor with a clicking mechanism. Usually, the luxury vinyl (LVF) pieces click, mat, and hover over the subfloor.
How a loose-lay product is made
Loose-lay vinyl is thicker and more stable and often with a non-slip backing, which results in a floor that isn't movable. There's no way kids can pull up the pieces!
We know someone who owns a retail boutique, and she had a loose-lay luxury vinyl plank installed. It won’t even budge with heavy traffic, she says.
This must be done by a professional and not as a DIY project. Professionals will know how to enhance them for better performance.
Advantages of loose-lay
1. It increases sound reduction because of the extra density.
2. Better cushioning, making it more comfortable on which to stand or walk.
3. Low maintenance requires sweeping and mopping, just like traditional LVP or LVT.
4. Easy to pick up and move to another house or room.
Run, don’t walk to see LVF
Get familiar with it if you aren't already. It has a high-end design with true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks, with the material cut into planks or tile-sized squares.
LVF is affordable, durable, and waterproof. It's also low maintenance with an uncomplicated installation.
Flooring company with high ideals and values
As a customer, you automatically become part of the Metro Flooring business. So we'll be with you every step of the way when you're transforming your home with LVP or LVT flooring.
Visit our showroom in San Diego, CA, for luxury vinyl flooring, where you'll experience the difference. We work with homeowners and businesses in La Jolla, Santa Luz, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Peñasquitos, Carmel Valley, and Poway.