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Ways To Prevent Bucking

When installing this flooring in a home or office, there are a few simple preventative measures that will help prevent the floor from buckling in the first place.

Using Proper Adhesive

Some vinyl flooring required a glue-down installation process. Make sure to use a top-quality adhesive for this process. Inexpensive adhesives are more likely to become loose and allow floors to buckle than premium adhesives. In addition to using premium adhesive, it is also important to use the adhesive properly. Each brand of adhesive has a designated working time, in which it forms a secure bond. If you are spreading the adhesive after that working time has passed there is a chance it will not adhere properly. Follow all manufacturer instructions carefully when using vinyl floor adhesive to ensure the best results possible.

Rolling the Floor

After laying glue-down vinyl plank flooring, roll the floor with a 100-pound roller. This step will help to secure the floor and adhesive to the subfloor in every area. Using a roller at the initial installation will help to prevent the buckling of vinyl plank flooring down the line.

Sunlight and Window Treatments

Extreme heat and sunlight damage is one of the most common reasons for vinyl plank buckling. Prevent this from happening by taking steps to protect sections of the flooring from nearby windows. Applying a UV film or glass tint directly to the windows helps to limit the heat and light transfer through the window. Hanging blackout or thermal curtains is another way to limit the damage to floors by adjacent windows.