Which flooring is the right one for your project? Click/Locking, Glue Down LVT or LooseLay?

Urban Surfaces offers 3 types of vinyl flooring.
Each features a different type of installation method:
1. Click/Floating Floor
2. Glue Down LVT
3. LooseLay.

The interior environment usually determines the type of flooring product for the job. Here are some details about the 3 types of vinyl flooring.


Click/Floating flooring keeps getting better. Thanks to advancements in core construction, it’s widely used today. What makes Click/Floating flooring so popular? You can install it over many different surfaces,
like the existing floor.

With minimal floor prep work, Click/Floating planks lock together and “float”
over imperfections in the subfloor. No adhesive is required. Floor pieces
have pre-attached foam underlayments.

Click/Floating planks help reduce sound. They’re also more comfortable to walk on compared to other hard surface flooring options.

Urban Surfaces products featuring Click/Floating:

  • Studio

  • Sound-Tec

  • Sound-Tec Plus

  • Sound-Tec Tile

  • SurfaceGuard


  • Click/Floating floor system works best in residential and light commercial applications.

  • Urban Surfaces Click/Floating floors come with commercially-rated wear layers of 20 mil or more.

    However, a commercial application requires a more secure installation, which you can only find in a permanent Glue Down product.

Glue Down

In terms of cost effectiveness, a Glue Down LVT floor installation often beats a Floating floor. However, a Glue Down LVT floor requires professionals with experience in floor installation because any imperfections in the subfloor will show if not properly or professionally prepared.

Professionals also ensure your subfloor does not have any high moisture content, pH balance, unevenness in the surface, that can cause the adhesive and floor to fail.

Urban Surfaces products featuring Glue Down:

  • Studio

  • Main Street

  • City Heights

  • Level 7

For areas where you expect high foot traffic, use a Glue Down LVT system, which is also a good choice for projects on a tight budget.


LooseLay flooring features the simplest installation system available.
Laid as it sounds, “loose lay” installations require only minimal adhesive in small rooms; full spread adhesive for commercial environments.

Thick and heavy, a LooseLay plank features a backing that grips the subfloor, holding the plank firmly in place. To reduce the cost of demolition and floor preparation, LooseLay can be installed over existing hard surface floor coverings. Added features include cushioning that softens steps while reducing sound at the same time.

Urban Surfaces products featuring LooseLay:

  • InstaGrip

Install InstaGrip in a wide variety of residential and commercial applications.