Top 3 Mistakes Commercial Spaces Make When Making the Change!
Why are commercial environments making the change?
There are a lot of advantages of LVT/ LVP. Commercial resilient products are low maintenance, without the waxing requirements of its predecessor, VCT. Spills are easy to wipe away with a paper towel or mop up with a micro-fiber mop. The variety of patterns allow for a minimal look or more variation to hide spills that aren't immediately addressed.
When looking at making the change, most evaluate the products themselves, not their current environment. Isolating the material without evaluating the space can lead to undesirable results. Here are 3 things that should be considered before making a change from Carpet to LVT/ LVP to avoid unwanted results:
2) Level Subfloors
All flooring forms to what it is being installed on, so what is under your existing carpet? Are there any additional layers of flooring hidden beneath the existing carpet? Do you have concrete or wood subfloors? How level are your floors? Do you have a lot of sunlight that will highlight subfloor imperfections? One advantage of carpet is that it can hide a multitude of subfloor sins, which prevent you from knowing exactly what is going on underneath. The only way to find out what is going on is to remove that carpet; however, partnering with a flooring specialist allows for additional investigating and planning on the front side to know more about what to expect on the final installation. Additional floor preparation may be needed and planned for before making the switch to make sure your new floor is as smooth as possible.