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Does vinyl plank flooring expand?

Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2020-12-18      Origin: Site

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Vinyl flooring naturally expands and contracts in the heat and cold. Stop the floor between a quarter inch and a half inch shy of the wall to allow for this natural expansion. If the floor is installed flush with the wall there is no room for growth in the hot months and the loose-lay floor can easily buckle.


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Additionally, does vinyl plank flooring shrink? Newly installed vinyl flooring can shrink if it is not properly acclimated to the temperature and humidity of the room where it will eventually be placed. Sometimes, the plastic layer of the vinyl shrinks but the felt backing doesn' t causing curling. Changes in humidity.


In this manner, does vinyl flooring shrink and expand?


Expansion and contraction is a fact of life Luxury vinyl tiles and planks are made of… vinyl! Vinyl is susceptible to temperature changes in its ambient environment which will cause the vinyl flooring to expand and contract with normal hot and cold fluctuations.

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Does Protex SPC flooring expand and contract?

Protex SPC Plank is a floating floor and should be allowed to expand and contract freely. It must not be glued, nailed, or fastened to the subfloor in any way.


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