UPDATE 6: Flooring
Self Leveler Smooths the Floor Surface for New Floor Coverings
With the help of the design team, our clients picked a natural oak-textured, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) to finish their new basement floors. In order to prepare the existing floor for the new coverings, the White Crane flooring crew needed to apply a self-leveler to the basement floors. Having only a roughly poured concrete floor to work with, the self-leveler was needed to provide a smooth and even surface for the application of the Adura Flex Planks. Over the course of two days, we poured the self-leveler, let the mixture dry, and then sanded the surface for an even finish.
Installing Glue Down Luxury Vinyl Tile
Unlike traditional wood or engineered wood flooring, the Adura Flex Plank, luxury vinyl tiles are able to be installed directly on top of the existing concrete floors. With the self-leveler dried and sanded, we started laying out and applying the vinyl tile with an appropriate adhesive compound. When laying out the flooring, installers staggered the planks across the basement floor to create a natural-looking scheme similar to traditional hardwood planks. The lovely, warm, brown tones in the flooring set the mood for what will become a cozy, family-focused living space. Some considerations for selecting a luxury vinyl tile include its affordability, ease of maintenance, and attractive patterns.