Installation Methods for Vinyl Flooring

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Every type of floor depends on some tender loving care in order to withstand many years of heavy foot traffic.

Many people aim for flooring that has tried and tested levels of wear and durability, and when it comes to replacing flooring, they move towards Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring over a carpet, laminate or hardwood flooring choice.

Vinyl Attraction

The attraction to vinyl comes from years of development advances to listen to the most common flooring problems.

For starters it delivers a perfectly replicated look and style of hardwood floors, stone style and slates and does it at a relatively cheap price in comparison to the real deal. It’s also such a simple product to install that it may not require a professional to install, making it an extra attraction to DIY enthusiasts in the home.

Installation Methods

Generally, there are 2 methods to successfully installing Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring.

Firstly, you can opt for clicking together one protrusion on a tile’s edge into a second gap on a separate tile. The second is to glue them down by way of an adhesive, which is recommended for rooms with raises in temperature or higher sunlight exposure.

After you have prepped the floor by removing all old flooring and levelling your subfloor, you need to lay the underlay in order to stop panels or tiles slipping as well as add an extra layer of insulation. Choose a damp proof membrane if you prefer, but due to vinyl’s waterproof tendencies it is just as a precautionary measure.

Once done it is recommended you leave the room to stand for 48 hrs before starting installation.

Fitting Tiles/Planks

When clicking together boards, be sure to leave a gap of 2mm at least around any edges or any space where vinyl will meet another floor.

From there, begin to lay down each tile from the first row. Be sure to cut off the tongue edge on the outskirts of the first row and place it against your wall. Be sure to leave that extension gap mentioned earlier.

Upon completing this step, start lying down additional rows, slotting them together with the click mechanism. Continue this but be sure to stagger each plank by around 6mm for better stability.

If you choose the glue method, dry lay the first two rows and leave the gap of 2mm for expansion whilst marking down the plank perimeter. Then begin to remove the planks following this.

Apply the adhesive within the defined area of the subfloor following the adhesive instructions on amount and time. Once stuck to that instruction start to lay down each tile, pushing down to spread adhesive to the back of each tile. Remove residue quickly and use heavy roll to bond the adhesive within 30 minutes of the floor being placed. Do this for all pieces and soon your floor will be installed.

Wait for 24 hours before walking on your floor in any installation case and be cautious when moving furniture back into the room.

Your new floor is all yours to enjoy for many years to come.