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Proper Installation of Vinyl

Preparation of installation for vinyl flooring is the most important aspect when it comes to your new floor. The best way to install vinyl flooring can enhance the durability of your vinyl flooring.

Once you have chosen from the many impressive ranges of luxury wood effect vinyl flooring and properly measured it up, the big plan is the installation being perfect for the first time. For those who choose a professional to lay their flooring for them, they will be in the safest hands and not have to consider or worry about it, but for those taking up the challenge of installing it themselves, there are aspects you need to consider.

Following the Guidelines

There are many ways to successfully install vinyl flooring as simply as possible, not forgoing using old flooring as a template to cut around. In setting up for successful subfloor preparation, there are some areas you should look into:

The concrete or wood that you plan on layering over needs to have a solidness to it, and have zero signs of built-up rotting or crumbling on ease of touch.

Imperfections in your subfloor will be present and highlighted through your new vinyl flooring. Rough and irregular imperfections should be prepared with a 6mm plywood base for wooden floors or a minimum of 3mm latex screed for concrete.

No matter what, your flooring needs to be laid on a dry floor. Vinyl can be deeply affected by dampness and the relative humidity of subflooring should not exceed 75%.

When using adhesives for tiles, you must be sure that the adhesive chosen is correct for your flooring. You will have requirements and products such as vinyl spray adhesive to fully stick vinyl flooring can range in what you’re wanting to pull off.

Beware the bubbling – This is a common occurrence where your floor sees signs of stretching or ‘bubbling’. This requires immediate attention to stop it spreading. It’s quite normal to see new flooring stretch as it acclimatizes to the home, but left for too long it can leave permanent marks that leave a lasting imprint on your floor.

If you do opt for a professional to fit your luxury vinyl flooring, then you need to discover some areas before committing them to the job. Be sure to check on the fitter’s qualifications or reviews of them online before committing to a price on fitting them, and be sure to ask the questions on pricing on return jobs to fix stretches or bubbling on his fittings.

Ensuring Satisfaction

By following the above guides, you are sure to get the ultimate in satisfaction from your new vinyl flooring by discovering best way to install vinyl flooring in your home.

No matter what ranges you choose, from Polyflor to lowest price Amtico flooring, by getting it right the first time you are gaining the safest and most satisfying flooring options on the market.


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