How Thick Is Snap Together Flooring?
By Created: March, 2021 - Modified: March, 2021
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Snap tiling uses hidden interlocking systems, meaning the pieces that create the connection are not visible once the installer finishes. These tile designs have tabs on two sides of the tile and loops or slots on the other two sides of the tile. Just line up the loops and tabs on adjacent tiles and pop them together with a hand or foot. Installers do not need adhesive to create a tight installation.
Snap together flooring tiles offer a wide range of styles, colors, and materials, which contributes to the popularity of these tiles. Installers can pick a design that matches the projected use case, while also delivering the desired level of thickness. Materials for these types of tiles can include faux hardwood, faux slate, carpet top, and laminate, all over a plastic base.
How Do You Pick the Right Thickness in Snap Together Flooring?An average thickness of snap together flooring will measure about 1/2 or 5/8 inches. Choose a thicker tile than average when seeking a greater level of durability than thinner tiles, which is important in high traffic areas.
For those who want to install a floating floor with a raised base to allow air to move underneath the tiles to help moisture to evaporate, a thicker than average tile is the more common choice. Tiles with perforations that allow standing water to drain away, such as in a kitchen or garage, often will be thicker than average too.
Thinner than average tiles are advantageous when the installer is seeking a low profile that will reduce the possibility of someone tripping over the lip of the flooring.
Thinner tiles weigh less than thicker tiles, which is helpful when someone is performing the installation all alone. A thin type of tile often will cost less than the thicker models for those installers working with a tight budget.
What Are Some High Quality Thin Snap Tiles?
This textured flooring consists of durable PVC plastic, giving this product a limited lifetime warranty and the ability to handle high traffic areas. Yet it only measures 1/4 inches in thickness, creating almost no lip for a tripping hazard.
What Are Some Durable Thick Snap Together Flooring Tiles?
Are Thick Snap Tiles Available With Perforations?Thicker snap together tiles often use a design with perforations that extend through the entire thickness of the tile, allowing standing water to drain away and encouraging airflow.
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