Published on Monday, November 17th, 2014
Vinyl flooring has become an inexpensive alternative to hardwood and laminate flooring. Vinyl is more desirable than laminate due to its waterproof characteristics. The flooring has become better in quality to mimicking the natural wood look. These planks come in two types, glue-down and peel-and-stick.
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Peel-and-stick vinyl flooring in Scottsdale comes precoated with adhesive. Simply peel back the wax paper protector and stick in place once your floors have been cleaned free of dust or dirt. Unfortunately, these planks do become difficult to use if they are moved around or placed wrong, as the glue can become less sticky.
Glue-down vinyl flooring planks allow for more flexibility during the installation process since the do not have pre-applied adhesive. Specialized super glue must be purchased for the installation adding extra costs. You will have more freedom to move the planks but this glue will dry within several minutes so act fast.
The subfloor you are applying your adhesive vinyls to must be completely free o dust or debris, this is very important. Any dirt on the floor will be picked up be the peel-and-stick adhesive making it less sticky. Since both flooring options require adhesive, removal requires a liquid to be poured over the flooring, which lifts the adhesive. Both vinyls can be reused by adding adhesive to the bottom and reapplying.