Floors Direct sells and professionally installs all types of residential and commercial flooring. This commercial flooring install was done for an elementary school in Far Hills, NJ. The scope of work included the rip-up of the existing floor, concrete floor prep, and a glue down installation of the vinyl plank flooring in a herringbone pattern.
Manufacturer: Karndean Design Flooring
Style: LooseLay Longboard
Color: Vanilla Oak LLP333
Karndean’s LooseLay Longboard offers 59″ x 10″ (1500mm x 250mm) planks. This LVP has a heavy duty 20mil wear layerand an overall thickness of 4.5mm. There are no beveled edges so the final product has a smooth, easy to maintain finish. Vanilla Oak simulates a traditional European Oak. It has soft and subtle features and grain structure. The neutral color and delicate variation make it easy to style and decorate around.
Concrete Subfloor Preparation For Commercial LVP
Our crew began by ripping up the existing classroom flooring which was a vinyl composition tile (VCT). These rip-ups can range from very easy to very difficult. We also patched any uneven areas of the concrete with two coats of patch to prepare for this vinyl plank installation. The 1st coat was Mapei Plani Patch with Acrylic additive and the 2nd coat was done with Ardex feather finish. Once the concrete subfloor was clean and smooth we began to layout the pattern, spread the glue, and install the floor.
Herringbone LVP Install
The herringbone pattern is one of the most popular ways to lay an LVP or hardwood floor. The problem is, not all LVP or wood products can be installed in this manner. Each product must specifically be designed so that it can be installed in this pattern.
Floors Direct has done many school flooring projects over the years. More and more, schools are opting to remove old VCT and replace it with LVP and LVT. VCT flooring requires a lot of maintenance, it needs to waxed and buffed on a regular schedule. Commercial grade luxury vinyl plank flooring needs no wax, just a damp mop. Commercial LVP is also waterproof and highly resistant to scuffs, scratches, and indentations. If a repair is needed, vinyl planks and tiles are very easy to replace. Luxury vinyl plank or luxury vinyl tile are the top choices for resilient school flooring.
Commercial Flooring Company in Far Hills
If you are looking for a commercial flooring company in Far Hills or anywhere in Somerset County, NJ, contact Floors Direct. We are a 5-star rated residential and commercial flooring contractor. Our company handles commercial projects across the U.S.A for our clients with national chains. We’ll help you specify the right product for the right application and we will expertly install it on schedule. Reach out to our Customer Care Team to set up an appointment with one of our sales pros who will be happy to walk you through the process.