Does luxury vinyl plank flooring expand?
Luxury vinyl plank flooring (LVP) is often a homeowner’s go-to floor covering when a beautiful wood-look appearance is preferred. Because it looks so much like natural wood, some homeowners want to know if the vinyl plank will expand in a way that is similar to the real thing, and we're going to discuss that question today.
Luxury vinyl plank characteristics
In extreme situations involving heat, sunlight, and moisture, especially with an economy-priced luxury vinyl plank, these floors can expand, sometimes causing buckling as a result. The good news is that there are some convenient ways to avoid this.
Using a proper adhesive for glue-down installations is a great place to start. We offer the best quality adhesives, matching them with the specific working times, as dictated by manufacturer specifications.
Another way to prevent expansion is to use at least a 100-pound roller to secure the flooring materials to the subfloor beneath. This is a long-term solution, especially when paired with a proper adhesive.
To keep direct sunlight off your vinyl plank flooring and reduce the temperature in any given room, we suggest using window treatments that filter light well. Consider blinds, drapes, or shades that match your décor and lifestyle for the best results.
When you’re ready for the best luxury vinyl
About Floors n’ More offers all the materials and services you need to create an outstanding experience, no matter what type of flooring you need or want. Our associates will get to know your requirements and then work to match you with everything you need for successful results.
We proudly serve the areas of Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Neptune, FL, all from our showrooms in Jacksonville and Jacksonville (Mandarin), FL. When you’re ready to experience the very best in LVP flooring, be sure to visit us when you’re in the area.