How To Install Vinyl Plank Flooring

  • November 18, 2020

Flooring installation is one of those DIY projects that can be a fun, household undertaking, or a drawn-out nightmare.

To keep your vinyl plank flooring project from turning into a nightmare, the flooring experts at Carpet To Go have assembled this easy guide to show you how to install vinyl plank flooring.

If you have been considering having vinyl plank flooring installed in your home and want to learn how to install it yourself, continue reading or give Carpet To Go a call to speak with a professional installer.

 

Install Vinyl Plank Flooring

 

How To Install Vinyl Plank Flooring

Here is our advice on how to install plank vinyl flooring in your home. If you have any questions about how to install vinyl plank flooring or would like to speak with a professional vinyl plank installer, contact Carpet To Go today. 

 

Prepare For the Vinyl Plank Flooring Installation

Here are four things you can do to prepare your floor for vinyl plank flooring installation:

  1. Remove the trim from the walls.
  2. Clear and clean the room. Remove any furniture in the room and dust and sweep the subfloor.
  3. If you’re wondering how to install vinyl plank flooring on concrete, the process is similar, but make sure that you have a concrete leveler to even out the bumps.
  4. If you are installing vinyl plank flooring over a wood subfloor, make sure that you have on hand a self-leveling compound to create an even surface for installation.   

 

Tools Needed To Install Vinyl Plank Flooring

As with any DIY flooring installation undertaking, first, you should gather the necessary tools to complete the installation.

Here are the 10 tools you will need to install vinyl plank flooring in your home:

  1. A sander
  2. Tape measure
  3. Utility knife
  4. Carpenter’s square
  5. Flat pry bar
  6. Straightedge 
  7. Pliers
  8. A saw (preferably a fine-tooth saw)
  9. Vinyl plank flooring of your choice
  10. Spacers (¼ inch ones will do)

 

Steps For Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring

After you’ve gathered the tools for installing your vinyl plank flooring, follow these eight steps for a successful installation:

  1. Measure your room. 
  2. Plan the layout of your vinyl plank floor
  3. Remove any trim on the walls.
  4. Prepare your floor by sanding and checking to make sure it’s level before you begin the installation.
  5. Do a test run and lay your vinyl plank over the subfloor.
  6. Cut your vinyl planks to the correct lengths.
  7. Lay your vinyl plank flooring.
  8. Enjoy your fresh vinyl plank floors!

Tip: Wondering how to install vinyl plank flooring over tile or concrete? You will need to use a floor leveling compound. This ensures that the subfloor is completely level before you start installing your vinyl plank flooring over the top.

 

How To Install Glue Down Vinyl Plank Flooring

In order to install glue down vinyl plank flooring you will need:

  • A tape measure
  • A utility knife
  • A nail gun
  • An adhesive 
  • A roller
  • Trowel 
  • Nails 

Follow these five steps when installing glue down vinyl plank flooring:

  1. Measure your room and purchase the correct amount of vinyl plank flooring.
  2. Prepare your subfloor by ensuring that it’s even before starting the installation.
  3. Apply adhesive to the subfloor and use the trowel to evenly spread it.
  4. Lay your vinyl plank flooring on the adhesive. 
  5. Press down firmly to ensure that your vinyl plank comes into contact with the adhesive.

 

How To Install Vinyl Plank Flooring on Stairs

Installing vinyl plank flooring on stairs is a more difficult DIY project. Our floor specialists at Carpet To Go recommend that you hire a vinyl plank flooring installation service to install vinyl flooring on stairs.

There are a lot more factors at play when you’re installing vinyl plank flooring over an uneven surface than there are when you’re working with a completely flat room. You should consult a professional vinyl plank flooring installation service before beginning your installation on the stairs.

If you have any questions about how to install vinyl plank flooring on stairs, give Carpet To Go a call today.

 

Hire a Vinyl Plank Flooring Installation Service Today

If you would like to hire a vinyl plank flooring installation service to take care of your re-flooring project for you, give us a call.

At Carpet To Go, we have a team of vinyl plank flooring installation specialists that is ready to help you with your flooring project.

We understand that not every homeowner has time to do their own vinyl plank flooring installation and we wish to provide you with the services you need so that you have one less thing to worry about.

If you would like to learn more about our selection of vinyl plank flooring or get an estimate for your installation, give Carpet To Go a call today.

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