So above we mentioned the majority of the pros and cons to vinyl flooring products. With luxury vinyl tiles, if you have a damaged spot, you can simply pick up the plank and put a new one down just like it never happened. With the sheet vinyl goods, you can’t do that. If you damage the floor, then you’ll have to replace the entire project, take out all the furniture, scrape up the floor, prepare the floor when you scrape up the existing floor. You’re going to have to scrape the glue and plywood as well, flash coat your existing floor to make a glass-like or plastic surface because if not, and that’s with LVT as well, the surface needs to be glass-like. If not, then every little thing that lies underneath will telegraph through the material. Especially when there’s direct sunlight, you’ll see every little imperfection if the subfloor is not completely level or glass-like. It is imperative that your floor is prepped properly.
There’s two different options when it comes to LVT as well. You can either glue down your LVT and the product is extremely pliable. So that’s a great flooring for high traffic areas. So it contours easily with existing floors. That’s the good part. The bad of it though, is that it telegraph’s everything that’s underneath on the subfloor. So if you’re doing a glue down model, it’s paramount that the floor has to be totally collapsible like plastic.