Luxury Vinyl Tiles are super durable, 100% waterproof floors and can be installed on any level or room, including those wet spaces like kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. This leaves you with the ability to have continuous, seamless floors throughout your entire home or business.
One of the most important steps when installing vinyl flooring is preparing the surface. Since it’s a floating floor, LVT can be installed over a wood subfloor, concrete subfloor, or existing tile, so it’s crucial that your subfloor is solid and sound before moving on with the installation.
For professional results, you’ll want to plan properly. Start by measuring the length of the room divided by the length of luxury vinyl planks. Then, measure the width of the room divided by the width of the planks. Both measurements need to take into account the 1/4-inch gap that you’ll leave all around the perimeter of the room.
Once you’ve marked the proper measurements on your vinyl plank flooring, use a utility knife to score it and snap off the excess piece or a floor cutter to get a clean cut. Place your 1/4-inch spacers around the room to allow the planks to expand and contract over time.
When starting your second row, you’ll want to stagger it at least 8 inches from your first row. After you’ve measured, scored, and cut that first plank, angle and connect the plank on the short side first before connecting the long sides together. To help ensure a tight joint at the seam, use a tapping block when clicking planks together.
It’s also important to remember that vinyl can’t be refinished like real hardwood floors. However, replacing a cut or scratched plank or tile is fast and inexpensive.
All our luxury vinyl tiles come with warranties directly from the manufacturers. Please contact us for any questions you have about the warranty of your flooring before purchasing it.