Loc-to-Fit Flooring


An engineered product by Mullican, Loc-to-Fit flooring is designed to not have a loose fit. Available in the brand's Austin Springs product line, Loc-to-Fit flooring is thicker than most other engineered hardwoods. Each micro-beveled plank has a 2mm veneer, is 3.5 to five inches wide, and is 12 to 48 inches long. On a basic level as lock flooring, Loc-to-Fit planks connect along side joints. The tongue and groove along two sides attach, and at the same time, a spline secures the end joints. Requiring no tapping, one piece of Loc-to-Fit flooring fits into another at an angle, and once the tongue and groove are locked together, the attached piece is folded down.

When Loc-to-Fit is installed, following the basic rules of installing lock hardwood is recommended, including adding underlayment on top of a subfloor and not placing the wood directly against the wall. The floor needs to be laid out first, with each piece added tongue into groove, and after, the base and molding need to be added.

Glue is needed to install Loc-to-Fit flooring but not in a traditional sense. Standard lock flooring may need glue along the tongue and groove, and once the boards are attached, the two pieces are tapped together. With Loc-to-Fit, the tongue and groove already have a secure hold, and glue is needed to attach length-cut panels.

Glue can also be used to directly glue the flooring to a concrete subfloor. This engineered Mullican product, in general, can be installed above a wood or concrete subfloor. Assuming little or no glue is involved, the product can be installed without assistance. If the wood will be glued to a subfloor, however, having a professional install the product is recommended.

Mullican's Austin Springs line, in addition to having the Loc-to-Fit installation mechanism, offers a large variety of flooring options. The product line encompasses both domestic and exotic species and is available with a smooth or hand-sculpted appearance.