Vinl Installation Methods

There are three methods used to install vinyl flooring depending on the manufacturer and the style: Full Spread, Perimeter Adhered & Floating flooring

Vinl Installation Methods

Vinyl Substrate

The vinyl substrate is the surface on which the vinyl flooring will be laid on. Vinyl can be laid onto an existing floor or a new surface

Vinyl Substrate

When to install vinyl floors

Vinyl floors should be installed after all other finishing or construction trade operations, including painting, have been completed.

When to install vinyl floors

Vinyl Floor Installtion requirements

Room temperature between 18.3 C & 29.4 C for at least 48 hours previous to, during and 48 hours after installation. Dry subfloor with temperature approximately the same as the air in the room, Room well ventilated & Low relative humidity.

Vinyl Floor Installtion requirements

How to install the vinyl sheet

There are two ways to install sheet vinyl flooring. The first is to apply adhesive to the entire floor area. The second is to use staples and adhesives around the outside edges and at seams. The first method is used for flooring with a lesser quality material or if you will not need to take the flooring material up in the future.

Preparing The Floor Surface

Preparing the base vinyl flooring

The base floor must be smooth & even before applying the roll covering. All high or low spots must be removed. You can check for high & low points in a floor using a straightedge & a flashlight. Play the beam of light along the straightedge from the rear. Light filtering under the straightedge indicates high or low points

Preparing the base vinyl flooring

Making A Paper Pattern for a Vinyl Floor

The easiest way to lay sheet vinyl is by using a paper pattern of the floor.

Making A Paper Pattern for a Vinyl Floor

Laying Roll Goods for a vinyl floor

Remove any excess adhesive from the flooring surface with the recommended cleaner.

Laying Roll Goods for a vinyl floor

What to do after installing a vinyl floor

Don’t walk on the seamed areas. Keep the room at 68° F or greater. Ventilate the area well for 48 to 72 hours.

After installing a vinyl floor