Choosing the right installation type
Whether you will install your own floor or want to save on installation costs, there are many easy options. Here is a glossary of the various installation solutions available on the market to help you make the right decision:
Loose-lay flooring is a “floating” floor, meaning it does not need to be nailed or glued to the subfloor and can be installed over most existing floors if they are already flat and smooth. Otherwise a levelling compound should be used, or if the irregularities are small, a flooring underlay or product with textile backing. This installation method is ideal for small rooms such as bedrooms.
A click installation system allows floor planks to be “clicked” together without the use of glue or nails to fasten the floor to the ground. It is also a “floating” installation. These floors are 20% faster to install than glue-down products. This installation method can be used everywhere in the house, and if used in a bathroom, please make sure that it is watertight.
Modular vinyl click installation
Engineered Wood click installation
Some rooms require floors that need to be glued down. For instance, you will achieve better rendering, durability and acoustics using a glue-down floor in a large area with a lot of activity such as a living room or a playroom. There are also easy-to-use solutions, such as sprayable glue or self-adhesive modular vinyl floors, that can make this installation method even faster.