Installing New Vinyl Flooring: Things To Know Ahead Of Time


When it comes to installing new flooring in your home, it's important that you are familiar with the installation process before you start. In fact, it's often best to work with a flooring installation contractor to ensure proper installation but, either way, there are some things that you should know. Here's a look at some of the basics of vinyl tile selection and installation. 

Choose Your Adhesive

The first thing that you need to think about when you're choosing vinyl tile is how you want that tile to adhere to the floor. Vinyl tile comes with two different choices to adhere it in place. Peel-and-stick vinyl tile is often the easiest solution because you don't have to try to apply a separate adhesive to the floor. There's no mess and no fuss. All you have to do is peel the backing paper off the tile and then put the tile into place.

Alternatively, traditional flooring adhesive application is another option. With this type of vinyl tile application, you'll have to spread the adhesive product on the floor before you put the tile down. This requires a little bit more time and attention, and since the adhesive dries out, you'll have to spread it as you go instead of treating large sections and then applying the tile.

Create A Solid Foundation

The next thing that you need to think about is the foundation for your vinyl tile. A good foundation is critical for flooring stability and longevity. You need a subsurface that the tile can stick to and stay adhered to without shifting. That means a flat, level, clean surface for your flooring tiles. The subflooring construction phase is one best left to a professional flooring installation contractor because of the importance of its level and even condition. 

Start Somewhere Square

Flooring installation contractors have a variety of tools and techniques to ensure straight, consistent, and even lines in flooring tile installation. If you're trying to install your vinyl tile floor yourself, you need to consider that carefully. Choose an area to start where it'll be easier to keep the tile straight, such as a corner that's already squared up. This gives you somewhere to start lining the tile up where you can be certain that it's straight. When the first row of tiles is straight, that gives you the line to build on as you go.

These are just a few of the tips you should understand when it comes to installing vinyl tile in your home. Visit a local flooring store to learn more. 


31 August 2022

Under Your Feet

What's under your feet right now? Well, you might be outside on the grass, in which case, you can disregard that question. But if your indoors, the floor is what's under your feet. If you have not spent a lot of time thinking about the floor under your feet, that's about to change. Welcome to a blog about flooring. This may sound like a rather flat or one-sided topic at first, but we have so much to say. We're going to blog about all different types of flooring. We'll share articles on installing it, caring for it, and so much more!