Vinyl plank flooring has been the best alternative to wooden floor. This one is cheaper and easy to install. We don’t need professional to do it. However, the following tips allow us to get faster and even easier installation.
#1. Check the Surface Condition First
The surface needs to be flat. We need to check if it is already flat enough. We can use small things like balls to check it. It is easy to identify.
#2. Floor Scraper Makes the Help
When the surface is not flat, we will need to flatten it. The best way to do it is by using floor scraper. It saves us time and energy while the surface gets flat very quickly.
#3. Don’t Skip Sweeping and Vacuuming
Before any installation, we will need to sweep and vacuum the surface. We don’t want any dirt or debris on it. Those will interfere for the final result of the installation.
#4. Don’t Forget to Cover
When we are done installing the vinyl planks on the surface, we need to cover it. To make this process a lot easier, the baseboard should be installed after the floor.
#5. Slide the Cut Underneath
When the cut can slide well underneath the door jambs, we call it smooth finish. We may need to use handheld jambs saw to make it possible.
#6. Give It a Gap
All flooring materials need some space to breath. They will expand on warm weather and contracting on the opposite air. We need to provide enough gap for it to happen.
#7. Install on Top
Vinyl flooring allows us to make installation on top of other flooring surface. The application will be just the same, and it doesn’t take so much more effort to finish it. It is good way for saving money and energy.
#8. Make Careful Measuring
To make neat and tidy result for the installation, we should first measure the entire room carefully. It will influence our calculation on needed flooring as well as the placement.
#9. Utility Knife and Carpenter Square
Vinyl flooring is designed to work so well easily. We don’t have to work hard to make it possible. The entire tools we will need include utility knife to cut the vinyl and the carpenter square.
#10. Pay Attention on Pattern
Recent vinyl flooring has varieties of colours and patterns. To ensure neat and tidy finish, we should also pay attention on the pattern. We may want to continue the lines so the pattern continues.
If this is our first project, we may need to get complete instruction on the installation process. Combining with these tips, the project will be finished so quickly. Good luck!