TIPS, IDEAS, ADVICE & OBSERVATIONS ABOUT DÉCOR

Jim Kups on LVT Installation Methods

Recently, Jim Kups, Technical Manager in North America for Novalis, answered various questions posed by Lauren Moore, editor for Floor Covering Weekly magazine, about the types of luxury vinyl flooring products and the differences in installation methods. FCW: Tell...

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Tools of the Trade

Essentials like good utility knives, chalk line, scriber, Sharpies, door pin tools, heat gun, knee pads, trowels, rollers, scrapers, brushes, tape measure, mallet and BAND-AIDs should be in everyone’s tool box.

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Partnership for Recovery

A “partnership of recovery” between the dealer, the distributor and the manufacturer had been forged to begin the long rebuilding process for people in Louisiana.

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Stuck for an answer? Understanding Adhesives

Luxury vinyl flooring has a couple of different installation methods that are available. “Direct glue down” is the kind that uses “glue” or adhesives. Understand the different types of adhesives starting here.

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I want a new floor … how much do I need?

Calculating the square feet of flooring you’ll need is a simple geometry problem. All you’ll need is a tape measure, pencil, paper, and a calculator. Multiply your total by 1.20 (about 20% more) to account for some waste and extra flooring for cuts, etc. you’ll need to purchase.

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Luxury Vinyl Love

Caring for your floor daily is best achieved by sweeping up dirt and debris with a broom. Weekly cleaning (or more often) can be done with a neutral pH cleaning solution and a damp mop.

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