Luxury vinyl flooring expands in plank form or square, tile-sized pieces. This can be easily handled by acclimating it first. Read along to learn more about luxury vinyl tile flooring and acclimation.
If it’s waterproof, why does it expand?
This is because of porosity, not waterproof capabilities. All luxury vinyl flooring has microscopic air holes; the atmosphere circulates while you can't see them.
When it's humid, it will cause the material to expand. Likewise, it shrinks when the air is dry.
Remember that the storage facility can be in a very different climate than your home.
How do you acclimate?
Let the luxury vinyl tile sit in the room where it's to be installed for at least three days. After that, the pieces can either be in an opened box or placed on the floor.
Be sure the room is climate controlled. There should be no excessive air conditioning or heat.
It should be done, especially when the floors are installed to float. The slightest movement can throw it all off balance.
Luxury vinyl flooring: true-to-life wood, stone, or tile looks
Luxury vinyl flooring offers incredibly realistic tile-look flooring (or wood). Images are taken with 3D photography, and the floors have depth, dimension, and textured looks.
Textures are what put the finishing touches on a wood floor. You can get them here–brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and embossed-in-register (EIR).
The floors are ultra-durable and easy to clean. These floors can be installed either by glue-down or floating floor where the pieces click, mat, and hover over the subfloor.
Real-world flooring experience in Leesburg, FL
At DCO Flooring, we know what it's like. You need answers. Our knowledgeable staff will tell you about the endless application possibilities with luxury vinyl tile flooring.
Visit our showroom in Leesburg, FL, to experience the difference. You'll also see beautiful wood, stone, and tile looks from companies like Tarkett. We work on projects in Leesburg, The Villages, Tavares, and Lady Lakes, FL.