A Step-by-Step Guide to Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Are you thinking about renovating a room in your home or perhaps your entire property? If that’s the case, then it’s important to be aware that flooring should always be a top consideration. The type of flooring you choose will add a lot to a room. It can provide a beautiful, contemporary aesthetic and it can even offer practical benefits. Waterproof flooring like luxury vinyl is a great choice because it makes it easy to handle spills and little accidents that can occur around a property. With carpet, it takes an age to wipe up spills. With waterproof luxury vinyl, you can complete the whole job in a matter of minutes.
It’s suitable for any area of your home too. You can use it for bathroom flooring, kitchen flooring or flooring in any other room of your home. However, there are a few steps you need to know when using luxury vinyl. Let’s run down some of the key details.
Storing Your Tiles
You should make sure that you are storing your tiles in the room they are going to be fitted for about one or two days beforehand. The reason for this is to make sure that they are the right temperature. If you are completing work in a cold room, make sure to bring the temperature up. Remember, the best temperature for fitting these is between about 18 and 30 degrees.
Fit The Underlay
When you’re using luxury vinyl flooring the underlay is not optional. It’s one of the reasons why this flooring is so effective at absorbing both shock and noise. It even adds an additional level of comfort when walking across the floor. So, how do you complete this effect?
Well, you need to put the underlay across the entire floor and then trim it down to size. If you’re working around pipes, make sure that you leave about a 16mm gap around these.
Once you have laid down the length, fit them together with maxing tape. As well as providing comfort benefits, this will even help you reduce your energy costs too.
Clicking Them In
Be aware that this is click vinyl flooring. This means that luxury vinyl can quite literally be clicked into place and is very easy for anyone to lay down. So, all you need to do when placing these tiles is to start in any corner and work from left to right or right to left. You put the heads together when building a row and then using your thumb push gently down on the short side joint. You need to move from the inner corner until you hear the crucial click.
If you have a rubber mallet you can then hammer it down to make sure that it has the right fit. Once you have completed the first row, you can then do the same for the second and click the two together. We hope this helps you make the right choices when adding luxury vinyl to your home. Are you ready to order yours? Contact us today and we’ll be delighted to help you every step of the way when making this purchase.