Glueless Vinyl Flooring is way to install vinyl floor without using glue. It is kind of new way for us to have since in this era we tend to have practical things which do not require lots of tools and long hours to install them. Unlike no-glue vinyl flooring, there are some complaints coming from a number of people who have tried to use this kind of flooring. At first, perhaps they are attracted by the attractive look of the vinyl sheets and excited to know that the installation of this glueless vinyl flooring is very easy and simple.
Unfortunately, there are dissatisfactions coming from several people. They complaint that it easily wrinkles, starts to shift and moves over time. It also bulges when they want to move heavy appliances. Sometimes it is also difficult to remove wrinkles from this kind of floor. Moreover, it is less durable that make them start installing ceramics or other kind of flooring. This glueless vinyl flooring seems to bothering them much.
Tips to Prevent Troubles of Glueless Vinyl Flooring
However, there are tips given to prevent troubles caused by this glueless vinyl flooring. How can the vinyl sheets wrinkle after installing? The answer is probably related to your room temperature. Vinyl is affected with the temperature changes when it cut. There are many materials expand when they are heated or contract when they are cooled. It occurs on vinyl. You have to give the vinyl some time before it installed to avoid wrinkles or bulges. If you do not do that it will pop loose easily. In addition, you have to clean your room from any heavy furniture or appliances. Move them out of the room first before installing the vinyl. Or if your vinyl does wrinkles and bulges, just put flat and heavy stuff on it. Give some time for the vinyl to adjust.
Although those techniques can be worth to try, there is a debate against them. The ‘glueless’ term for this vinyl is said not proper. As this vinyl is not ‘glued’ properly on the base if it is not having glue on it. The requirement of the installation is rather difficult to adhere. Even putting refrigerator or stove on the surface of the vinyl can cause problems.
A flooring contractor even said that it is not glueless because it absolutely needs adhesive material so that it can properly install and will not cause any problems. It seems not a satisfying way of installing floor. For vinyl flooring for kitchen, people eventually move to other kind of flooring instead of this glueless vinyl flooring.