If you are looking for a quick and easy installation, incredible designs, affordable pricing, durable and long lasting floors, then go with vinyl flooring installation. Perfect way to spruce up your room without spending too much money. You don’t have to be some kind of an expert to install vinyl floors, just make sure you follow certain steps to get the vinyl flooring perfectly set.
Before you actually start the whole procedure, decide whether you need vinyl floor glue or not. The final decision will depend on the size of your room and amount of foot traffic you expect. Why spend money on installation, when you can do it yourself. If you want to learn more on how to install your vinyl floor, read on our step by step guide below.
- The first and most important thing is to measure and order the vinyl floor you like. Make sure you measure the size of the room correctly. It is better to have extra vinyl sheets than to run out of it in the middle of the installation process.
- Before you begin with the installation, make sure you remove all the furniture and appliances. Some furniture pieces like vanities and cabinetry have permanent location so you don’t have to move those pieces.
- It’s important to remove your old floor before installing your new vinyl. Pull out every nail and staple you encounter and remove all threshold strips that hold the doorway edges. In some cases, old flooring might contain asbestos, so make sure you call professionals to remove it. But if you do not want to take out your old floors, you do not have to. Just remember that your vinyl floor will be a bit higher than normal.
- To avoid any mistakes, you should make a paper template of the floor. This will help you cut the vinyl much easier. Lay the paper across the floor and cut out built-in obstacles and corners. Tape the pieces of paper to form a complete form of your new vinyl flooring.
- Prepare the under-layer first before applying vinyl floor glue. This thick layer of plywood provides a sturdy base and smooths the floor out. Once placed, leave the under-layer for 2 or 3 days to get adjusted to the humidity levels of the room.
- Before you apply vinyl floor glue, you need to smooth the under-layer with a sander and staple all the way through the plywood.
- Now, it’s time to determine the application process for your vinyl. You can either choose self-stick or unglued type of vinyl. The unglued vinyl flooring requires more work, but last longer and is more secure. You just need to apply vinyl floor glue across the layer prior to placing the vinyl floor you want.