Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Glue Plus Black Slate AMGP40035
Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Glue Plus Black Slate AMGP40035 Details...
Oozing a sleek, modern design, the Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Glue Plus Black Slate AMGP40035 looks just like real stone, yet it provides the easy maintenance, comfort and durability of vinyl. Designed with maximum durability in mind, this elegant floor is one of the few in the Quick-Step collection to require the glue-down method. It’s sold with a great 25-year domestic warranty for total reassurance.
The packs of the Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Glue Plus Black Slate AMGP40035provide excellent value for money, covering up to 3.41 square metres. The tiles measure 1305mm long, 327mm wide and 2.5mm thick. The 0.55mm wear layer gives the floor its remarkable durability, contributing to its AC5 grade. This means you can install this floor just as safely in a heavy commercial environment as you can within the home.
One of the Quick-Step Ambient Glue Plus features is its water-resistance. Unlike a lot of floors which only feature a water-resistant surface, this one comes with a 100% water resistant design. So, you can install it in any area, including the bathroom and kitchen. No matter how much moisture it’s exposed to, it won’t damage the floor.
Quick-Step have also included their Scratchguard and stain guard technology in the floor’s design. This greatly adds to it durability, preventing scratches, scuffs and stains from ruining the floor. This makes it a particularly ideal choice for busy family homes and businesses with high levels of foot traffic.
It’s designed to be used with underfloor heating, with most traditional systems being compatible. Always check the manufacturer guidelines before installing the Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Glue Plus Black Slate AMGP40035 with underfloor heating. You’ll need to make sure you follow the installation advice provided to ensure the warranty stays intact.
Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Glue Plus Black Slate AMGP40035 Maintenance
The Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Glue Plus Black Slate AMGP40035 is unique in the fact that it requires the glue-down installation method. While this is a little more time consuming than the click method, it does provide a more stable and durable finish. The floor won’t slip once it’s been glued down, making it a safer choice for use in commercial settings.
You’ll need a good quality adhesive and full manufacturer instructions will be provided for you to follow. The glue-down method is still really easy to use, and you should find the process quick and straightforward.
Maintenance wise, the durability and water-resistant nature of the floor make it super-easy to keep clean. In domestic settings, a daily sweep or hoover alongside a weekly mop should be enough to keep the floor looking as good as new. In commercial settings, you’ll want to mop it more than once a week if it is exposed to high levels of foot traffic.
The Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Glue Plus Black Slate AMGP40035 is one of our toughest vinyl floors available. With its beautiful stone effect and easy maintenance, this budget-friendly floor is a great choice for the home or business. Check out the full range to ensure you’re choosing the best design to match your chosen area.
The Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Glue Plus Black Slate AMGP40035 requires a glue down installation method. Glue down luxury vinyl tile installation is easy to do by yourself. While professional installation will guarantee the best-quality finish, you can still achieve aesthetically pleasing results via the DIY method.
Each luxury vinyl floor has its own installation instructions provided by the manufacturer. However, there are some general guidelines you can follow. Here, you’ll discover the basics of glue down LVT installation.
Choosing the right adhesive
It’s important to ensure you’re using the right adhesive when gluing down luxury vinyl tiles. This will ensure a strong, long-lasting bond. You will find information regarding the type of adhesive you’ll need in the Quick-Step Livyn Ambient Glue Plus Black Slate AMGP40035 manufacturer guidelines.
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing LVT adhesive. The room you’ll be installing the floor into plays a role in the type of adhesive you might need. For example, if you’ll be installing it in the bathroom, the adhesive is going to need to be moisture resistant. If you’ll be installing it in a room that tends to get quite hot, you’ll need a high-temperature adhesive.
If in doubt, refer to the manufacturer guidelines, or contact our friendly team who will be able to advise you of the best adhesive to suit your installation.
Preparing for installation
You will need to carry out a number of preparation steps before you install the floor. Firstly, you’ll want to acclimatise the luxury vinyl tiles for a period of around 48 hours. Ideally this should be done in a room with a similar temperature to the one you’re installing it in.
While you’re waiting for the floor to be acclimatised, you can start preparing the subfloor. You’ll need to make sure it’s clean and level. Vinyl can be installed on most subfloor materials, but it does need to be flat and clean beforehand. If you’re working with a concrete floor, it should be totally cured and dry for at least six weeks prior to the installation.
It is also a good idea to check the moisture levels of the subfloor. If it has a high-moisture content, you can use a drying screed, along with a moisture resistant adhesive to protect the LVT.
Once you’re ready to install your new floor, you can follow the general steps below:
Step 1: Begin in the centre of the room
With glue down LVT installation, it’s best to start installing the floor in the centre of the room. Use a chalk line to mark the subfloor where the first line will begin. You can lay out the tiles first to check whether you’ll need to cut them near the walls and around any pipework in the room.
Once you have prepared for where the tiles will go and cut them to size if required, you can begin adding the adhesive.
Step 2: Apply the adhesive
It’s really important to follow the instructions on your chosen adhesive. Apply it where the first and second rows will be fitted and ensure you lay the tiles down before it sets. Never apply more adhesive than you can use in the space it takes to dry.
Be sure to spread the adhesive evenly with a trowel over the designated area. Then, place the tiles for the first and second rows down securely.
Step 3: Use a hand roller to secure the floor
After you’ve laid the first tiles, use a hand roller to securely bond them to the adhesive. This will ensure they are adequately bonded, and they won’t pop up during the rest of the installation.
Step 4: Use a damp cloth to wipe away excess glue
As you’re laying the planks, you may find some of the adhesive gets onto the tiles. If it does ooze out onto them, use a damp cloth to simply wipe it away. Don’t allow the adhesive to set on top of the tiles.
Step 5: Use a floor roller to ensure a great bond
Once the first and second lines have been completed, use a floor roller to further bond the tiles to the adhesive. Ideally, the roller should weigh between 50kg to 65kg. Be sure to roll in different directions for best results.
Once the first and second lines have been installed, you can install the rest of the floor repeating the steps above.
Glue down installation does take a little longer than click installation. However, it also leaves you with a strong, stable floor.
Important: We highly recommend contacting the manufacturer of the floor to receive an official installation guide. Failure to follow manufacturer guidelines could void the warranty.
Our Frequently Asked Questions
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- Sorry but no.
- Installing solid floors in water-prone areas causes them to swell. Consider pre-finished solid wood floors, which come with a waterproof surface.
- Lifestyle Flooring UK offer solid wood floors reinforced with multiple layers of protective coating. Therefore, our floors are extremely resistant to scratches and chipping.
- Squeaks are caused due to a wobbly sub-floor. Solid wood flooring must be installed on an even and intact subfloor to prevent squeaks.
- Yes, leave a gap of 10mm at the minimum, to accommodate expansions. A decorative bead board or skirting board can serve as a good cover for the gap.
- Lifestyle Flooring UK recommends an acclimation period of 5 days. This ensures that the solid wood is in a perfect condition for installation.
- A solid wood floor can be sanded and refinished several times, which makes the floor look new. The floor doesn't need sanding for the initial 10 to 15 years though.
- Standard engineered wood floors are not recommended for bathrooms as too much contact with water causes them to swell. Pre-finished types are preferable as they feature a water-resistant surface.
- Floors from Lifestyle Flooring UK come with multiple protective coatings, which makes them highly scratchproof.
- Squeaks occur when a floor is installed on an uneven subfloor. Correct installation will not produce squeaks.
- Yes, a gap of a minimum 10mm is required.
- Allow the floor to stay for a minimum of 36hrs in the room of installation for acclimation.
- Engineered floors can be sanded multiple times to retain their new look. They will not, however need sanding for 10 to 15 years immediately after installation.
- Yes. But, laminate floors are water resistant only to a certain extent. So, remove excess water at the earliest.
- Install the floors on even subfloors to prevent such noises.
- As laminate floors are not made of natural products, they don't need an expansion gap.