LVT Dryback, the best solution for investment
What can you use LVT Dryback (glued vinyl flooring) for? Of course, as a floor finish at home, office, restaurant or hotel. These are just a few places where durable and silent glued panels will work. But have you ever thought about sticking the vinyl flooring in a slightly different place? Not? Well, today we will tell you how to use vinyl flooring to create an unforgettable interior that all guests will envy you. Interested?
LVT Dryback (glued vinyl flooring) - what are they all about?
Vinyl flooring, or LVT (luxury vinyl tyles), appeared relatively recently in the interior finishing industry and have already won the hearts of designers, investors and private individuals who furnish their homes on their own. They are made of several layers of polyvinyl chloride and covered with PU varnish. This is why they are so durable. However, their durability, resistance to abrasion and freshness of appearance even after many years are due to the fact that the texture is embossed on the final layer.
Interestingly, although the most common pattern of vinyl flooring reproduce various shades of wood, there are also those that perfectly imitate other surfaces, for example:
- wooden parquet,
This choice gives you an infinite number of arrangement options. Especially if you go a step further with your imagination and ask yourself the question "can I stick vinyl panels somewhere else apart from the floor ..."?
Glue-mounted vinyl floors
AROQ collection floors are 2.5 mm thick and very flexible. They require a perfectly prepared floor, "smooth as a table" screed. LVT adhesives are very strong, and the high flexibility of the panels means that every imperfection of the subfloor will be visible on the floor surface. Laying such floors requires experience and if you haven't laid the floor before, be careful with dryback floor installing for the first time. This type of floor can also be used for renovation, over the existing substrate, but the same rule applies - all unevenness should be eliminated. If we decide to install panels of this type, we will do it in accordance with the building rules, preparing the appropriate screed, we will be able to enjoy the quietest possible floor, which will also be the most effective solution for underfloor heating. Dilation is not necessary for dryback panels, so we do not have to use profiles in the door.
What interiors are glued vinyl planks suitable for?
Dryback flooring are a universal floor finish that looks good almost anywhere. Contrary to appearances, not only in private homes. More and more often, such a solution is also used in public space: in offices, cultural institutions, as well as in offices, hotels and restaurants. Private entrepreneurs see the advantages of using vinyl panels in interior design - especially easy to maintain hygiene and resistance to damage. Gluing the panels has an additional benefit, such a floor is incredibly quiet. Their full water resistance allows them to be glued even in wet areas, e.g. in the shower!
So if glued vinyl planks fit into any interior, why would you read on?
Because it's not about whether they fit, but most of all HOW they fit!
You can follow the beaten path and lay the dryback flooring in a classic way, side by side on the floor throughout the apartment. It also has its charm and there are interiors that even ask for such a discreet, subdued floor. But if you dream about something new and want to go crazy with the arrangement of space, maybe one of our proposals will be an inspiration for you?
Stick the vinyls on the floor… but different than usual.
If you decide to lay traditionally glued vinyl planks on the floor, remember that there are still plenty of options ahead of you. The dryback panels are thin, do not have a locking system and are easy to cut. You are not limited by their size, you do not have to be faithful to one color version. You can glue subsequent segments in any configuration, which means that it is only up to you what the final result will look like.
You cannot find inspiration? Let us suggest some of the most popular patterns used in laying dryback flooring. Don't feel obligated though - you may have a better idea in the meantime.
- English pattern - this is the most classic way of arranging panels. We mention it only as a matter of principle, because we promised you a hint of madness. However, know that even symmetrical, parallel arrangement of vinyls is impressive - perfect for minimalists and people who value orderly spaces.
- Herringbone - a hit that has not come off the top of the floor charts for decades. Until now, it was the domain of parquet, now you can also make it using glued vinyl flooring. With some patterns (French and Hungarian herringbone) you will have to work a bit and cut individual elements, but the end result is definitely worth it.
- Brick - have you ever seen a brick wall? Well, you know what a pattern called a brick looks like. These are rows of panels arranged parallel, shifted by half their length in relation to each other. This regularity is mesmerizing… so if you're a fan of straight lines rather than curves, this brick will work for you.
- Chessboard - that is, as you probably guessed, squares made of panels, most often in two different color variants. They are mounted alternately, once horizontally and once vertically. It is an effective floor finish that is worth displaying over a large area. It makes an impression on the guests, especially the chess players.
- Ladder - it may not lead you too high, but this original pattern of panels placed vertically and horizontally will definitely make your room stand out among others. Also in this case, two colors of vinyl are often used, which emphasizes the contrast between the "rungs" and the "handrail". It looks intriguing, but be careful - it doesn't match everything.
Vinyl flooring on the wall - why not?
Did you know that dryback floor can be glued not only to the floor? This is because they are extremely thin! So they will not stand out much more on the wall than, for example, ordinary wallpaper. They are also much thinner than the traditional tiles that often decorate walls in bathrooms or kitchens.
So why not install vinyl planks glued to some walls in your home? There are several surfaces that will definitely benefit from this. Our tips:
- kitchen wall,
- walls in the bathroom,
- TV wall in the living room,
- headboard behind the bed,
- element of a playhouse in a children's room,
- decorative wall in the hall.
Go crazy and stick the LVT dryback on the ceiling!
Who doesn't like cozy wooden ceilings? They are associated with a cottage far away in the mountains, where the forest rustles around, the wind blows through the attic, and a fireplace crackles in the living room ... Wood in interior design often makes the room feel more cozy. In addition, it is quite universal - it fits both rustic and minimalist interiors.
However, installing a wooden ceiling in an apartment, which is usually not wooden, requires significant financial outlays and a lot of effort. That is why glued vinyl planks are a good replacement. They imitate wood, so they give a sense of cosiness, and at the same time are cheaper and more accessible than natural wooden structures. Just stick them on the ceiling and you have the impression that you are lying under heavy logs of wood.
Installation of glued vinyl flooring
LVT Dryback have their own requirements - that is, above all, a properly prepared substrate. Disassembly of the panels once glued is difficult and tedious, therefore in this case there is no room for mistakes resulting from inexperience. If you are not a panel gluing specialist, it is better to use the services of a specialist. This type of service costs money, but consider it an investment. Thanks to this expense, you save for the future - both money and your nerves.
Self-adhesive vinyl flooring- a smart solution?
In many supermarkets you can also find self-adhesive vinyl flooring.
They have an integrated adhesive layer. Potentially easy to install, just tear off the adhesive backing paper and stick it to… well, that's where the stairs begin. Such panels cannot be glued to an ordinary concrete floor, as any dust or dirt reduces the adhesive strength. The solution is often advertised as ideal for renovation, to be laid on tiles. The characteristic of glued panels, however, is that after sticking to the tiles, we will see every joint, and even their structure, on the surface of the new floor. For a good effect, you will need a perfect surface, preferably a new screed. Undoubtedly, the greatest advantage of these floors is the price.
Have you already decided where you will install glued vinyl planks?
There are many ways to use LVT dryback flooring. You can lay them classically on the floor, or go crazy and decorate the walls and ceiling with them, decide whether you prefer a traditional pattern or something fanciful. The most important thing is that if you choose this type of floor finish, you don't have to be limited to just one arrangement. So if you like unconventional solutions and interesting ideas, glued vinyl planks are just for you.