Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Joining Methods
You have two options when it comes to installing your new luxury vinyl tile floor. The easiest is the click system method, which the majority of luxury vinyl tiles include in their design. Or, you can choose the butt up gluing method. Here, you’ll discover more about each method to determine which is right for you.
Click or floating floor installation
Most luxury vinyl tile floors come with a simplistic click system. This means the tiles click easily together for speedy installation. It’s one of the easiest installation methods, enabling even DIY amateurs to use it with ease. Compared to glue-down floors, these tend to be softer underfoot and benefit from a thickness similar to laminate.
Butt Up gluing method
Another option you have when it comes to installing the floor, is the butt up gluing method. This involves gluing each tile down to the subfloor. While this is still fairly easy to do, you will need to pay attention to the dimensions of the floor to make sure they are correctly aligned.
The main benefit of this method is that the floor will be fully stable and extra-durable. It will withstand a high level of daily wear and tear and when the floor eventually wears down, another one can be fitted right over the top of it. However, you should find the floor doesn’t wear down for many years.