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Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation Errors

How Luxury Vinyl Tile Can Be Installed Improperly

Here are some of the ways luxury vinyl tile might get improperly installed.

In recent years, one of the most popular types of flooring people have adopted for their homes and businesses is luxury vinyl tile (LVT). The sturdiness, appearance, and composition of LVT allows it to work optimally for both residential and commercial properties. With the sudden surge in popularity LVT has gotten, more and more people have wanted to get some installed in their buildings. When installed in the right manner, it can be a wonderful flooring type to have, but there are ways the installation could go wrong if you’re not careful. Here are some of the ways luxury vinyl tile might get improperly installed.

Not Aligning the Tiles Properly

This problem is more commonplace with older houses. When houses settle, they make subtle motions, but they can result in having corners that don’t come to a precise 90-degree angle. This may seem no worse than a tiny inconvenience, but there is a ripple effect that comes into play.

If corners aren’t a perfect 90 degrees, not all of the tiles will be aligned with the wall as they should be. Unfortunately, some people don’t realize this problem until after the luxury vinyl tile has already been installed. Consider bringing this up with your flooring contractor and see if they have a fix for the issue before the installation begins.

Uneven Base for Your Luxury Vinyl Tile

A great base is the foundation of beautiful luxury vinyl tile. You really don’t want to run into problems with uneven bases, and it’s something that’s more likely to happen when transitioning between rooms. When floor tiles are at varying heights, it makes your interior look less neat and tidy, which doesn’t make for a great appearance. Make sure you and your flooring contractor confirm that your base is ready to go before you start installing your luxury vinyl tile.

Not Using the Right Amount of Adhesive For Your Luxury Vinyl Tile

Sometimes, knowing where to apply adhesive can be tricky, and the same can be said for how much you should use. An excess of adhesive means some could get between the cracks in the tiles. Use too little, however, and your floor could have ridges in it. Consult with your flooring manufacturer to find out the appropriate amount of adhesive to use for your floor.

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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