Commercial Grade Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation in Seattle


What is Commercial Grade LVT Flooring?

Commercial luxury vinyl tile flooring is a durable and affordable flooring solution made from synthetic materials. With luxury vinyl tile one can get the look of stone and ceramic tile without sky-high prices or a complicated installation process.

They come in a range of stylish porcelain and ceramic looks and are perfect for high-traffic environments.

LVT commercial flooring is softer and feels warmer underfoot, providing a strong durable flooring option that is much easier to replace if damaged. It’s easier to work with around cabinets, existing door openings, and transitions and can be installed over some existing flooring.

Our Commercial Grade Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring Installation Process

Step 1: Floor Preparation

LVT commercial flooring follows the profile of the existing subfloor, which means that seams, low spots, and large gaps will be filled in with floor patches during the floor preparation process.

Step 2: Trim Jambs and Casing

The undercut door trim is important to be able to slip tiles underneath doors and other areas. This can be done using an oscillating saw or handsaw.

Step 3: Laying out the Tile

When laying out the tile, it is important to leave skinny tiles at the edges. One can start by laying the commercial-grade luxury vinyl tiles along one wall and work row by row.

Step 4: Spread the Adhesive or Vinyl Tile Glue

Adhesive can be spread with a small notched trowel, covering every inch and one must ensure that no puddles are left behind. Starting at the end of the room and working toward the door is a good direction for spreading adhesive.

Step 5: Position Commercial Luxury Vinyl Tiles with Spacers

Spacers can be positioned the same way as one would do so for ceramic tiles. The spacers will stick to the floor adhesive and will later be removed with a tool such as a screwdriver.

Step 6: Using a Roller to Set Vinyl Tiles

A roller with a weight of 100 lb will provide good pressure that will aid in permanently setting the tiles in place. This can be done by rolling each tile in two directions.

Step 7: Spread the Grout

Using the narrow end of a rigid rubber float to work the grout into the joints can help to decrease the mess when spreading grout with luxury vinyl tile.

Types of Commercial LVT Floorings We Offer

Self-Adhesive Vinyl Tiles

Self-adhesive vinyl tiles have a backing that sticks to a variety of surfaces. This backing ensures a quick and effective floor installation that one can use if looking to upgrade without a lengthy installation time.

Glue-Down LVT

This type of luxury vinyl tile flooring is ideal for areas with a lot of foot traffic. Glue-down LVT normally needs flooring with a very secure hold and it requires a pressure-sensitive adhesive for the installation process.

Interlocking Vinyl Tiles

When using click-together tiles, one needs to click the tiles together by using the side snaps. The installation process for interlocking vinyl tiles is done using tongue and groove or by clicking the tiles together, which are both easy methods.

Loose Lay Vinyl Tiles

These commercial-grade luxury vinyl tiles are suited for spaces that will not see much traffic. With loose lay vinyl tiles, each tile has a backing that grips the subfloor and keeps it from moving, meaning that one can lay down the tiles without needing to use any glue.

Underlying Floor Specification and Installation Considerations

Before installing commercial-grade luxury vinyl tile flooring one should look at the following points:

  • Evaluate the flooring environment before selecting a specific size.
  • Leveling before installation is important.
  • Look for moisture in the subfloor.
  • Ensure the expansion gap is correct to allow for expansion.

Benefits of Commercial Grade Luxury Tile Flooring

When choosing Pacific Modular’s adaptive and experienced crew for one’s installation process, one can enjoy the many benefits of commercial-grade luxury vinyl tile flooring, such as the following:

  • Lifespan: LVT flooring has, on average, a lifespan of up to 25-30 years, depending on the level of traffic, maintenance and location.
  • Price: Commercial-grade luxury vinyl tiles are an affordable alternative to other flooring options.
  • Durability: LVT is created to endure constant pressure, excessive traffic, and exposure to moisture within a commercial environment.
  • Versatile: LVT is ideal for commercial environments and living spaces such as living rooms. Its waterproof property provides excellent grip and slips resistance if one wants to use this option in a bathroom.
  • Insulates Sound: LVT has increased thickness options that can block out any other sounds created.
  • Warmth: Commercial luxury vinyl tile flooring provides warmth underfoot whilst the thickness of the tile creates a cushion feeling. 
  • Innovative: LVT comes in a wide variety of designs and one can mix multiple tiles, including shapes and colors to create the perfect commercial flooring look.
  • Simple Installation: LVT flooring is much quicker to install and is available in a click-or-stick-down option. It can be installed over existing plywood or concrete subfloors as long as the surface is flat, smooth, and structurally correct.
  • Maintenance: LVT is easy to clean and has a protective layer that stops one from seeing scratches, scuffs, stains, chips, cracks, and dents.
  • Replacements: Commercial grade LVT flooring is sold in individual tiled packs, which means one can simply replace the damaged tile when needed, as opposed to replacing the entire floor.

Commercial Grade Luxury Vinyl Flooring Near You in Seattle, WA

Call us today at Pacific Modular to get a free quote today or simply contact us via our convenient online form where our team is ready to transfer your flooring with the best commercial luxury vinyl tile installation service in Seattle.

Let’s see what your floors can be.