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How Do I Install Vinyl Flooring?

If you have recently purchased Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring – or any other luxury brand – you will have been attracted to the fact that it can be relatively straightforward to install by yourself if you have a free morning/afternoon. When installing vinyl flooring with complicated designs or rooms that require a lot of adaptability, we advise a professional installer for the work. The main reason is that multiple problems can happen if your room design is not standard and you plan on having such items as underfloor heating systems.

Considerate Steps

If you feel up to installing luxury vinyl flooring by yourself – such as Invictus or Polyflor – you will find that the boards or tiles will lock and click together fairly easily. You can install quickly and achieve great-looking results in just a few hours.

However, you take plenty of steps leading up to that to ensure a perfect installation. You will need to meticulously plan out your intended layout carefully, being sure to buy enough planks and tiles for the job from your measurements.

As well as that, you will need to prepare your subfloor. LVT and vinyl planks can usually be laid straight onto an existing floor – but special attention has to go into making that subfloor smooth, clean, flat and especially dry before anything goes over it. If you skip these steps, your new flooring installation will be prone to warping and moisture damage.

Installation

To begin installation after these steps of consideration, position the first row of Quick-Step luxury vinyl planks and check that they provide a visually pleasing pattern. With click-and-lock LVT, you can easily place the next board or tile, but be sure to stagger the joints so they do not align with the previous joint.

Once all tiles have laid, replace any skirting that you will have had to remove before the installation and give a quick sweep of the surface. Once cleaned, allow it to settle within the room with minimal foot traffic for the next 24 hours.

Some Questions Asked

Whilst that may seem simple enough, plenty of things can affect your installation. That is why you should always consult with a specialist in vinyl flooring for additional guidelines.

The most prominent giidance we provide is that cleaning your vinyl flooring is one of the easy tasks, requiring only warm soapy water and a wrung-out mop in most cases. Should you need to remove LVT for any reason, it should be easy if you have not used adhesive to glue them down. Vinyl sheets can be a little trickier due to the adhesive used.

If you want to know more – or prefer having a professional installation of luxury vinyl flooring – contact the team at Floorbay today.

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