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Modular Flooring: What FMs Need to Know About Stability Issues

By Lew Migliore

Let's start with the explanation of each of these descriptions for modular flooring material be it in the form of a carpet tile or hard surface luxury vinyl tile or plank with our focus being on Luxury vinyl plank and tile. Dimensional stability is the ability of the material to hold its shape. Dimensional stability means the product will not grow or shrink – expand or contract. It will stay the same size as when it was made whether a 24” x 24” inch carpet tile or a 12” x 12” vinyl tile or a 6” x 48” vinyl plank or a board of wood or WPC or laminate. Staying the size as specified by the manufacturer is what it should do.

Click here to download the report, "The Difference Between Dimensional and Planar Stability."

The Commercial Flooring Report is provided by Lewis Migliore, president of LGM and Associates, which offers technical flooring services, including help or guidance with a new flooring project or a failure on an existing floor. Contact him at lgmtcs@optilink.us.

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posted on 8/16/2017