After choosing a stunning Vaughan vinyl flooring product for your new home renovation, you are now ready to experience the commonly talked-about and friendly DIY installation for your new floors.
Proper installation of your flooring is important in order to achieve the outcome you desire and to benefit from all the advantages that it has to offer as a flooring option. Therefore, we have provided you an easy guide for easy installation of your Vaughan vinyl flooring. Let’s get started!
Careful preparation is necessary for straightforward and proper installation of vinyl flooring.
The product is able to conform to the underlayer, which implies that if you have a protruding nail in the subfloor, the vinyl will form a noticeable bump. Therefore, you will want to make sure that surface in which you are installing your flooring on is completely flat and free of debris. To arrive at good subfloor for your vinyl installation, follow these instructions:
1) Remove existing floors: although some vinyl products will allow you to directly install over old flooring, others will require you to remove the pre-existing floors and install on top of the subfloor. The removal of old floors is ideal because it may be uneven. When doing so, try to avoid denting or causing damage to the subfloor underneath.
2) Level your subfloor: as mentioned above, the best outcomes of your vinyl installation will be achieved on flat, leveled surfaces. Thus, you must check the condition of your subfloor to ensure that it is leveled and undamaged. If there is an issue, you can simply use plywood to create an underlayment that is a nice, flat surface for your flooring.
3) Clean the floor: since dust and debris can result in bump formation, we highly recommend that you thoroughly clean the floors before installation. First use a broom, then move onto a vacuum. Once you have cleaned the subfloor, you will want to avoid tracking any new dust or debris.
4) Measure and plan: the last step in preparation for your vinyl flooring installation is to take measurements of the room. This will determine how to properly place your vinyl tiles or planks. A good tip is to measure twice and to cut once. In order to cut the vinyl product, score a line on either side using a box cutter and then fold the pieces to pull them apart.
Measure Twice to Cut Once
After all the preparatory work is complete, it is time for the actual installation of your vinyl flooring.
Here are the steps to follow to make this process an ease.
1) Figuring out the direction of boards: if purchased as planks, the vinyl should lay parallel to the longest run of the room to achieve the best layout. We recommend starting from the left side of the room and working towards the right.
2) Lay down the flooring: a majority of the vinyl products have adhesive on the back, which saves you the time and effort of having to place it on the floor first. Simply peel away the coating to reveal the sticky side when you are happy with the final layout of your product. To prevent the formation of air pockets during installation, bend the board as your place it down and roll it onto the floor. Then, finish it off by using your hands to press the vinyl flooring to the ground.
3) Trim and molding: once you have set your vinyl floors in place, you can return door jams and molding back to their original places to give the room a finished look. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding the DIY-installation of your Vaughan vinyl flooring, please do not hesitate to contact Chestnut Flooring, we will be happy to help with a range of flooring services.