Quick-Step Livyn Balance Glue Plus Velvet Oak Light BAGP40157
Quick-Step Livyn Balance Glue Plus Velvet Oak Light BAGP40157 Details...
Looking for a floor that’s durable, easy to maintain and impeccably stylish? The Quick-Step Livyn Balance Glue Plus Velvet Oak Light BAGP40157 is part of the exclusive Balance Glue Plus collection, designed with durability and stability in mind. Ideal for areas with high levels of daily foot traffic, this tough floor is sure to look as good as new for many years to come. Armed with a 25-year guarantee, it provides remarkable value for money.
The Quick-Step Livyn Balance Glue Plus Velvet Oak Light BAGP40157 comes in great value packs, capable of covering up to 3.655 square metres. The tiles measure 1256mm long, 194mm wide and 2.5mm thick. An impressive 0.55mm wear layer helps to keep the surface of the floor protected from daily wear and tear.
The planks in this range are designed to be ultra-durable. The floor’s tough durability means that it can be installed both in a domestic and a heavy commercial environment. The 0.55mm wear layer enables the floor to be installed in areas with the highest levels of foot traffic. So, whether you need a new floor that can withstand pets and children, or to withstand heavy commercial use, this impressive vinyl is ideal.
As well as boasting an extra-thick wear layer, the floor is both water and scratch resistant. Unlike a lot of floors, this one is 100% water resistant. This means it can be installed within a moisture-prone area such as bathrooms without it getting damaged. It also means spills won’t be an issue. As an additional benefit, the Quick-Step Livyn Balance Glue Plus Velvet Oak Light BAGP40157 is also stain resistant.
The floor also comes with Scratchguard technology. This makes it extremely resistant to micro scratches, ensuring it looks as good as new for many years.
You’ll find it really comfortable underfoot. It’s also warm to the touch and remains at room temperature all year round. Unlike solid wood floors, this one can be installed with most underfloor heating systems. It’s advisable to check manufacturer guidelines to ensure your system is considered safe before installation.
Quick-Step Livyn Balance Glue Plus Velvet Oak Light BAGP40157 Maintenance
Unlike most luxury vinyl floors, this one requires the glue-down method of installation. While this does take a little more time and effort, it’s still a simplistic process. Our friendly team is also on hand if you do run into any issues. The key piece of advice is to ensure you’re using a high-quality adhesive.
Maintenance wise, you’ll simply need to hoover or sweep the floor every day. If spills occur, clean up quickly to ensure the floor retains its stain resistant qualities. You’ll also want to give it a mop over once a week, or more if installed within a heavy commercial environment.
The Quick-Step Livyn Balance Glue Plus Velvet Oak Light BAGP40157 is one of our bestsellers. We also stock numerous other designs in this great collection. Browse the full range today to find the perfect design to suit your home or business.
The Quick-Step Livyn Balance Glue Plus Velvet Oak Light BAGP40157 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 Balance Glue Plus Velvet Oak Light BAGP40157 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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- We provide stripping and adhesive in the accessories section.
- 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.