Nova Lyndon HDC – Boston Rigid Core Vinyl Flooring
Types of Vinyl Flooring
Nova’s most popular LVT collection is looking better than ever! The new Lyndon™ HDC is available in flexible glue down installation or as an easy-to- install floating clic system (planks only) with our rigid HDC (High Density Core). Lyndon™ with HDC Technology is waterproof, resists denting, and hides most common subfloor imperfections. Wood looks come in four classical and four provincial oaks of amazing realism. For a tile look, choose from two sandstone or two Riverstone designs that complement any décor. You’ll find Lyndon™ in the NovaFloor® Flooring Design Center at All Pro Floors, Convenient North Phoenix Location.
The Glue-Down Option
If you want a permanent floor covering that won’t lift and can withstand impacts, scratches and spills, you should glue down vinyl sheet or tile flooring. When glued vinyl wears out, you can usually lay a new floor directly over it. Glue-down sheets and tiles can last as long as 20 years, however, so you shouldn’t need to do that any time soon. Most people choose glue-down vinyl over the loose-lay varieties for these reasons and for another important one: It’s one of the least expensive flooring options available. However the cost of Installing it can make spending a little more on a rigid core Floating Product like the Lyndon HDC a better option overall
The glue down installation method involves the use of an adhesive to adhere your dry back luxury vinyl flooring to its base. Using an adhesive creates dimensional stability that ensures the flooring maintains its natural characteristics. The glue down method involves two distinct types of adhesives: hard set and pressure sensitive.
• Hard Set — Similar to a broadloom carpet adhesive, a hard set adhesive spreads along the subfloor — which in turn holds the vinyl flooring firmly in place. This is especially important for environments within the healthcare or retail industries that experience heavy rolling traffic such as wheelchairs and gurneys or shopping carts and dollies. As a relatively new adhesive product to the luxury vinyl flooring market, hard set adhesive allows your glue down flooring to absorb a heavy point load, which means furniture and fixtures are far less likely to leave noticeable indentations when removed. Hard set is designed for sheet vinyl, but also works well with vinyl tile and plank.
• Pressure sensitive — As the longtime industry standard, pressure sensitive adhesive allows for an installation process that makes your flooring sturdy, yet easier to replace. Pressure sensitive adhesive is especially suited for the retail and hospitality industries, or those that tend to change up their brand on a continual basis. Pressure sensitive adhesive is ideal for vinyl tile and plank flooring.
The Nova Lyndon HDC Floating – Boston Alternative
Derived from the high demand of laminate flooring products in Phoenix, the floating flooring category encompasses three different products with different installation options: Traditional and water-resistant laminate, loose lay vinyl and click vinyl flooring. Floating flooring became the go-to installation strategy roughly 10-15 years ago in the residential marketplace. This “floating” installation method remains a very popular choice today — especially for vinyl flooring.
Depending on the type of floating product, floating installations involve little to no adhesive that can either be installed directly over the subfloor, or using a cushion or vapor barrier system.
The reason floating vinyl flooring has gained popularity in recent years is due to advancements in how vinyl flooring is made and its ability to handle moisture. The floating approach is used in many scenarios where the flooring is being installed over an old adhesive left behind from an earlier flooring product or anything involving residual asbestos.
All other factors aside, the choice between Rigid core and glue-down vinyl flooring may boil down to the characteristics of the subfloor. Glue down isn’t recommended on a high-moisture subfloor, such as a below-grade concrete pad, which is instead a good candidate for a rigid core vinyl plank floor. The substrate for any type of vinyl flooring should be clean and flat, but this requirement is more important for glue-down floors, which tend to reveal even small imperfections in the subfloor.
Rigid Core Clic Installation
• High Density Core that is waterproof, dent resistant and hides most subfloor imperfections
• Click installation for easy, strong and secure installation
• Matching trim available
• 100% phthalate free
• FloorScore® certified
FloorScore® is the most recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives, and underlayment.