Quite apart from the fact that some write it as Looselay and others as Loose Lay, different manufacturers are using the terms “loose” and “lay” in various ways to describe totally different products. I think it is for this reason that flooring companies are unwilling to claim that any flooring is 100% waterproof. The basement has a floor drain back in a corner area and this produce seems like it could flex nicely on the drains associated slopes. They are still easy to cut and install, do not develop gaps, are waterproof, and hold up well over time. I’d be tempted to lean towards LVT because you can probably find something quiet that matches the look of your existing home more easily. I hate the look of all the knot holes in my cypress pine boards and the orange colour that the polyurethane coating has turned to over time . Swiffer Wet? The main disadvantage of Looselay at this point is that it hasn’t been taken up by all vinyl tile manufacturers yet, so the ranges available are still relatively limited (in comparison to LVT, for example). As I’ve mentioned in previous posts about the flooring, it is a breeze to install. I have removed carpet from the concrete floor, and there is a thin layer of carpet adhesive remaining. The texture of the grain does match the print pattern, which is a sign of quality. There are now 14 rather elegant wood look planks, each very realistically rendered, from the gorgeously veined Deep Country Oak (below left) to the delicately distressed Blue Reclaimed Wood. Do you think this application will work? I'm Jason Moe Roberts, an appliances expert and blogger. Clearly – even with an adhesive grid – the other major advantage of Looselay vinyl is that it is just as easy to get it off the floor as it is to lay it down: if you move home and would rather like to take your floor with you, you actually can! It's actually made from recycled fibreglass. Either way, luxury vinyl tiles or planks are usually floating floors that snap together at the edges and rest over an underlayment with no glue-down bond. not this) would be appropriate for stair treads. Please advise. do i need to do anything or i just clean and put loose lay vinyl without using glue strip, please advise thanks Thank you. It has to be soft and warm under foot, totally resilient to the pets and grandchildren, toys and shoes etc. The one question I have though is how do you cut it to go around obstacles such as stairs, post, or pipes going though the floor? Other benefits include the fact that modern vinyl techniques mean that most Looselay tiles are pretty durable with manufacturers offering guarantees of up to 15 years, and they are also extremely low maintenance; click here for other durable flooring options. My husband made patterns and used a box knife to meticulously cut the shapes up against the fireplace. Thanks. This will be a major investment for me and I cannot afford to get it wrong. A question about cleaning. No Glue Installed floors are flat and look great after install but then begin to warp, pucker, weeks after floors are installed. For safety reasons, I would put it in any bathroom.Not as slippery and not as hard if someone does fall and I have seen marble and stone looks that look as nice as ceramic. Thank you. My basement is large, the whole length of the house, but I opted not to use any glue strip as I consider one of the main advantages of loose lay to be that you can easily take up any plank and replace it. My only concern is that my floor has a floor drain which is in an enclosed utility closet (furnace, hot water heater) the floor where I would be installing isnt level, it sloped towards the the floor drain. If you’re interested in researching Looselay further, then be ready for a bit of linguistic detective work because there is a general confusion surrounding the wording of these products. I’m looking at doing a pattern of.2-12 X24 tiles made into a 24X 24 square with wood strips surrounding each square.This would mean I would have to cut some of the wood strips on the ends to fit..Can this be done or does each seam need to be only factory edges?