Earlier this year, we introduced 14 colors from our Van Gogh gluedown LVT range in an additional rigid core format. We are frequently asked questions like “which one is better” or “how do I know what’s right for me?” Typically, we advise that if you want the ability to personalize your floor with different laying patterns or design strips, you should choose gluedown. Conversely, if you want a product that can go over your existing hard floor or need a product with additional acoustic benefits, choose rigid core.
A third option is to use both formats in your home. Using gluedown and rigid core allows you to take advantage of the best benefits of each format – all while enjoying color continuity from room to room. Here’s our recommendations for using Van Gogh gluedown and rigid core in different areas of your home.
The ground level of your home is where guests enter and are entertained, where holiday dinners are held, and where you gather with friends for a casual cup of coffee. You have undoubtedly put a lot of thought into the overall design of these spaces, from the countertop to the color palette. Creating a flooring layout that ties all the elements of the space together adds a final finishing touch.
Van Gogh gluedown Reclaimed Redwood VGW99T laid in a herringbone pattern show with (left) and without (right) 3mm Chalk design strips
Upper Levels: Rigid Core
One of the key benefits of Van Gogh rigid core products are the acoustics. Van Gogh rigid core planks have an attached underlayment that helps to reduce noise transfer to the room below, like footsteps for example. The days of hearing the kids or dogs running up and down the hall from the living room or kitchen can be a thing of the past.