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Why a floating floor may the best installation for LVT

Most will tell you that the installation is as important as the product itself, but some take it even further by saying it’s more important. Whether luxury vinyl tile (LVT) or plank (LVP), this is a premium product, so you want to protect your investment as well as express your style. Aldo Design Group, since 1972, has been serving Central New Jersey as a top flooring and interior products retailer, for both residential and commercial customers, as well as home builders.

As an LVT retailer in Carteret, NJ we'll be happy to show you the pleasantly overwhelming assortment of colors, patterns, designs, and species.

Visit our showroom in Carteret, NJ, serving Carteret, Woodbridge, Edison, Avenal, Elizabeth, and surrounding areas. We provide free in-home measuring.

What is a floating flooring?

It is the installation technique. The quality of a floating floor depends upon the quality of the product.

While some floors need to be nailed or glued, these pieces click together like a puzzle to become a mat of sorts. Then you lay it directly over the subfloor with no extra attachment needed.
Over the years, the floating floor installation has become the most popular choice for LVT or LVP.

This is because of three things. One, it allows for more design flexibility. You decide on the layout, not anyone else. Two, it makes it much easier to replace a broken tile or plank; just remove and replace the piece, not the entire floor. Three, it is an uncomplicated, do-it-yourself friendly technique, and that adds to the affordability factor.

(Note: You can also choose a peel and stick, glue, or loose-lay installation.)

What are luxury vinyl floors?

This is a remarkably realistic mimic of wood, tile, or stone. Images are taken with 3D photography so you see every knot, grain, veining, and swirl. Colors and patterns are vibrant.

It is similar to natural products but without the price tag.

Technology has also given us embossing features that add depth and dimension. The floors can be textured: wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, or distressed.

The product comes in matte, gloss, or high gloss finishes.

While all vinyl is durable, this is thicker, waterproof, and has a heavy-duty clear plastic wear layer at the top that protects against scratches and scuffs. Spills sit at the top so they wipe off easily.