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Addressing Cracked Luxury Vinyl Tile

What to Do When Luxury Vinyl Tile Gets Cracked

Here is what you’ll need to do if you see your luxury vinyl tile crack.

Luxury vinyl tile is something that has existed for many years now. Not only is it a practical flooring choice for people’s homes, but it also has the ability to be designed to suit whatever aesthetic you need. It’s the perfect compromise between looks and durability, but there are certain problems that can pop up. One potential problem this tile can face is cracking. If this ever happens, you’ll need to take action to get your floor fixed up. Here is what you’ll need to do if you see your luxury vinyl tile crack.

Understand Why Your Luxury Vinyl Tile Cracked

Having your floor crack is definitely a problem, but before you try looking for solutions, you need to know what caused the floor to become cracked in the first place. By knowing the cause, you can prevent future cracks from happening.

Sometimes, luxury vinyl tile cracks because too much weight gets dropped onto the floor at once, such as if heavy furniture gets dropped onto it. In other instances, the joists, which are long pieces of wood beneath the subfloor, don’t get installed the right way. Joists that are spread too far apart make it possible for floor tiles to bend.

One last cause for cracked tiles is if they are installed on top of control joints. Control joints are cracks that are meant to be there, and they help influence how cracks happen and where they will occur. Tiles that bridge these gaps could become cracked.

Do You Have Large or Small Cracks?

How you respond to cracked flooring depends on the kind of floor cracks you have. Smaller cracks don’t require as much effort to fix. Sometimes, it could be as simple as using nail polish to paint over your chipped flooring.

If your luxury vinyl tile has larger cracks, that’s when things become problematic. When the cracks are bad enough, repairs will likely not be possible, and you’ll have to replace the tiles entirely. Contact a flooring company to see what tiles they have that could replace your old ones.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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