Luxury vinyl floors are as popular as they are for a reason. Durable, waterproof, aesthetically appealing, and affordable, vinyl flooring really does have it all. No longer do you have to sacrifice dreamy, long-lasting floors in favour of a lower price! 

What is Vinyl Flooring?

 Luxury vinyl flooring is made of levels of synthetic material, in the shape of a plank or tile, which closely imitates either hardwood or tile. Keep reading to find out if this is the flooring for you!


  • Waterproof
  • Dentproof
  • Long-lasting 
  • Affordable 
  • Stain-resistant 
  • Can withstand heavy foot traffic
  • Simple maintenance
  • Generally easy to install yourself
  • Suitable to any room (kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, etc. included)


  • Non-recyclable
  • Not very environmentally friendly
  • No impact on home resale value
  • Known to emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds)

Choose Your Installation Method

At the start of any renovation, there must be planning. So let us start here: which installation method do you want to use? The three types Advanced Flooring uses are glue-down, click, and loose lay. Each of these has its own pros and cons; there is no standard method. The flooring you choose, your lifestyle, budget, and installation experience are all points that will influence your final decision.

  • Type One: Glue-Down

    In this method, adhesive is applied to the back of the plank and the plank is then directly attached to the subfloor.


    • Your vinyl can be thinner (and therefore more affordable) and still withstand regular foot traffic
    • Chances of shifting are low
    • Unlikely to bend or warp due to being adhered to the subfloor
    • More resistant to humidity and temperature changes
    • Can be quieter since there is no space between the planks and the floors
    • More forgiving of subfloor issues


    • Harder to install
    • More expensive to install
    • Difficult to remove and replace damaged planks
    • Harder to find glue-down vinyl

  • Type Two: Click
  • Click vinyl sports interlocking grooves on the edges of the boards which ‘click’ together, perfect for DIY installations.


    • Uncomplicated installation 
    • No special tools needed
    • Cheaper installation
    • Most common vinyl type and easy to find
    • You don’t have to wait for the glue to dry
    • Comfortable to walk on


    • Not as stable as glue-down
    • The planks must be thicker (and therefore more expensive)
    • Hard to replace damaged planks (you must start at a wall and begin removing planks there until you get to the damaged board)
  • Type Three: Loose Lay
  • Using this method, the thick planks are simply laid down side by side. Adhesive is only applied to the boards on the perimeter of the room, which hold down the other planks.


    • Quick and straightforward installation
    • Adhesive is required only for planks on the perimeter of the room
    • Simple maintenance and cleaning (sweeping and mopping)
    • Provides sound absorption (which is especially good for apartments and corporate buildings)
    • Easy to replace damaged planks
    • Resistant to changes in humidity (no warping)
    • Sturdy 
    • Easily uninstalled
    • Affordable installation method 


    • The vinyl you choose must be relatively thick (and therefore more expensive)
    • Adhesive is still required
    • Almost as uncommon as glue-down

    Preparing the Room

    1. Remove all furniture, wires, pets, and kids from the site of installation.
    2. Remove the baseboards in the room. Do this carefully so as not to damage the baseboards themselves or the wall. Here’s a tip: mark the removed baseboards and the walls they come from with corresponding number so you know exactly where to put them back!
    3. Prepare the subfloor. Small gaps are no big deal but larger ones must be filled in then leveled. 
    4. And you’re ready to install some floors! This stage will go differently for everyone depending on the method chosen.

    Advanced Flooring is a leading supplier and installer of vinyl flooring in the KW area. Vinyl is our most stocked and most popular product! We carry vinyl flooring that is sure to dazzle and impress. Trust us to renovate your home with care, consideration, and expertise. We send only our best installers that are practiced in their trade. Visit us in store or give us a call today to set up your free home estimate!

    Top vinyl plank flooring Service, We deliver the effective installation of our vinyl floor products with the ease and the convenience it deserves. Vinyl is easy to keep clean, can withstand a lot of traffic without losing its beauty or appeal, and owing to modern technology in the creation of durable, longer-lasting floors, more homeowners are considering the introduction of vinyl to their residence. Vinyl does not require a lot of maintenance making it the best possible style of flooring for areas that ae not frequented in the Home. Select the beauty and precision of vinyl every time.
    Our luxury vinyl installation process is quick and efficient- With the right service and attention to detail, your vinyl can last more than a decade with us. We take extra special care to install it neatly and ensure you will have the best-looking vinyl floors in the industry.
    With our professional installation of vinyl, your floors can last an incredible 10 to 20 years. We at Advanced Flooring only select luxury vinyl flooring that will last. We do not compromise on quality and assure our customers of only the finest and lasting product floor solutions.  It is important to consider the wonderful benefits that only our vinyl floor van offer.


    Get in touch

    Address:283 Northfield Dr E #11A, Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8

    Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm

    Saturday 10am to 3 pm

    Sunday Closed

    Phone:(519) 279-8456