Vinyl Flooring

How do I install vinyl flooring?
Are you building or renovating your home? Have you picked one of our stunning vinyl floors because of its warm colors, distinctive patterns, and innovative motifs? Well done! Then you may just install it yourself. How would you go about it? We will show you step by step how to install a vinyl floor in your bedroom, living room, or kitchen. Installing a vinyl floor is quite simple.
Always prepare the room’s subfloor or surface first. If the present floor is cork, linoleum, carpet, or vinyl, you must remove it. If the floor is tiled, concrete, or quarry tiled, it must be flattened with a levelling compound. If the floor is constructed of timber, engineered wood, or particle board, ensure that all planks are securely fastened and that the top surface is even.
What are the requirements for installing a vinyl floor?
Installing a cushioned vinyl floor involves only a few equipment and materials. What is needed?
A sharp knife with a straight or hook blade.
Soft brush.
Convex steel ruler for straight cutting.
Masking Tape
Moisture Meter
Vinyl Flooring Adhesive
Cold-welding liquid
Vinyl roll
The Installation Process
Leave your roll of vinyl in the area where it will be installed for at least 24 hours to allow it to acclimate to the room temperature.
When you reach an outside corner, cut away at 45° and clip away the excess vinyl, leaving 50mm – 100mm turned up at the skirting boards.
When you reach an inner corner, firmly push the vinyl down into the joint, fold down the edge, and cut off the excess.
How does one combine two pieces of vinyl?
If you’re laying vinyl over a broad area, you may need to connect two pieces together.
Allow one sheet of vinyl to overlap the other by 35 to 50 mm, or until the design matches, before cutting through both pieces with a steel ruler and blade.
Once they are properly aligned, fold back the edges one at a time and adhere them to the floor. Press firmly to secure and leave till touch dry.
Apply masking tape to the seam and snip it at the seam. Now apply welding liquid to the seam and remove the masking tape.
What are the benefits of putting a vinyl floor?
Vinyl floors are perfect for households with families or allergy sufferers due to their hygiene and ease of cleaning.
Vinyl flooring can look exactly like a traditional floor composed of ceramic tiles, timber, or wood, but without the added cost of materials and the drawback of being difficult to clean.
All vinyl flooring are compatible with underfloor heating systems, provided that the heating system is properly installed.
Cushioned vinyl floors are straightforward to install. Many do-it-yourselfers feel comfortable putting the floor themselves. However, we recommend that you use a professional installer to ensure a faultless result and high-quality installation.
The surface temperature of the floor should never be allowed to surpass 27 degrees Celsius. In the event of electrical floor heating, we recommend not exceeding 60W/m2. Our installation handbook has more thorough instructions.
Protecting Your New Vinyl Floor
Please follow these steps to protect your new vinyl floor. Furniture should not be placed on the floor until the glue has thoroughly dried (at least 24 hours, ideally 72 hours).
Always move heavy furniture and appliances with caution to avoid damaging or ripping the floor.
Lay strips of plywood or hardboard panels across the floor.
Heavy goods can be rolled, “walk”d, or slid onto the strips.
Make sure the furniture legs have non-staining floor protection.
Replace thin, narrow metal or dome-shaped glides with smooth, flat glides that make direct contact with the floor. Glides should be supplied with self-adhesive felt pads to prevent scratches on the floor surface.
Check the pads for grit and wear on a regular basis and replace them as needed.
Always place mats at outside doorways to keep dirt, grit, and soil from being tracked onto your floor. Do not use rubber-backed mats on your floor.
Please avoid using rubber-backed mats or other rubber objects as they may permanently discolor the floor.
Heat-producing appliances (refrigerators, hot air emission devices), as well as cigarettes and matches, can scorch, burn, or discolor your floor.
Spiked heels on floor coverings can cause irreparable damage.
For the first 72 hours following installation
Avoid leaving water on the floor until all seams are fully welded. Following that, the glue is sufficiently water resistant to maintain bonding strength.
During the floor’s service life, the temperature should never drop below 13°C. Below this minimum temperature, the flooring material and adhesives may work poorly.

Vinyl Flooring