Does TrafficMaster flooring need to acclimate?
It is important to allow TrafficMASTER laminate flooring to acclimate to the room temperature where it is to be installed by placing the packaged flooring flat in the room for a minimum of 48 hours prior to installation.
Does TrafficMaster need underlayment?
When laying new flooring, the underlayment is just as important as the flooring itself. TrafficMaster’s 3-in-1 floor underlayment is ideal for laminate and engineered wood floors. It can be used on grade or below grade and its reflective film barrier enhances floor thermal and moisture properties.
What happens if you don’t let vinyl floor acclimate?
When Vinyl is not given the chance to acclimate it will expand or it will contract. If the vinyl comes from a very hot environment and is placed into a much cooler environment contraction will take place. This will cause the floor to start to pull apart, creating gaps between your planks.
Can you walk on vinyl plank flooring after installation?
For a minimum of 24 hours after your new vinyl floor is installed, protect all the seamed areas, don’t walk on them or the seam sealer. Keep the room at 68° F or greater for at least 2 days after installation to allow the adhesives to setup properly.
How do I cut my TrafficMaster?
One of the distinguishing aspects of Trafficmaster Allure vinyl flooring is that it requires very little effort to cut the pieces to whatever length you need. All you do is score a line across the piece, then fold it in half! It snaps cleanly into two new pieces.
Can I seal TrafficMaster laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring has an aluminum oxide surface that should never be tampered with. This meaning, applying a sealant or any types of stains or finishes is a bad idea and should never be applied to the surface of the flooring.
Is TrafficMaster flooring waterproof?
TrafficMaster Allure vinyl planks are completely waterproof, come with a 25 year warranty, are available in a multitude of colours and wood types (complete with texture) to match the decor of your home, and install with a pre-ready adhesive interlocking system which they call GripStrip.
How long do vinyl floors need to acclimate?
Leaving the vinyl plank on the floor for the recommended 48 hours in places you intend to install them allows the planks to unify with the room temperatures and humidity levels.
Does vinyl flooring need time to settle?
Q: Does vinyl plank flooring settle over time? A: Vinyl plank flooring will settle over time. However, to ensure that the vinyl floors fit perfectly, leave the planks on the floor to acclimate to humidity levels and room temperature.
What happens if you don’t acclimate vinyl plank flooring?
Do you need underlay for vinyl sheet flooring?
Generally speaking, the design of vinyl flooring prevents any need for underlay. This is because vinyl flooring comes with a base layer that already acts as an underlay, removing the need for any additional flooring aids. By design, vinyl flooring is exceptionally stable.
Do you have to put underlayment under vinyl plank flooring?
The only time we suggest underlayment under vinyl tile or plank flooring is if want to reduce the impact sound or sound transmission in your room. The additional underlayment under the floor will help to reduce the sound.