A team of three IVC national installation specialists and a technical service specialist laid down approximately 5,200 sq. ft. of the company’s sheet vinyl and Moduleo LVT in the lobby and showroom of the company’s Dalton, Ga., headquarters recently. The install included what IVC National Installation Specialist Ford Chase calls a new technique: Installing LVT with the use of a Koolglide seaming iron to create custom patterns.
“Custom work with LVT before now has been pretty much non-existent,” Chase said. “You could do custom with a glue-down installation, but on a floating floor you really couldn’t. With wood LVT planks, you’d have to make the end-joints random. With tile, you’d have to offset the tile a minimum of 3 inches, because anywhere four corners met there would be a weak spot. However, using the Koolglide iron works fantastically, and we’ve now bridging that gap where we can do truly custom floors.”