Tips on Installing Vinyl Flooring

Depending on the type of vinyl flooring you choose and the area you are covering, there can be slight differences in the installation method and in each case it is important to read the manufacturer’s instructions before starting.

Vinyl flooring can be applied on top of concrete, old linoleum or vinyl as well as plywood as long as it is smooth. A concrete surface has to be clean and dry with any holes and cracked filled, old linoleum or vinyl may need a coat of embossing leveler to create a smooth surface and plywood has to be free of debris and there should be o nails or screws are sticking up.

With sheet vinyl you are working with one large piece of flooring that has to be positioned on the floor and cut to fit the area. In addition, you have to use an adhesive when laying sheet vinyl flooring whether it is a applied to the entire surface of the vinyl or around the edges, depending on the product.

Vinyl tiles are available as unglued that you have to glue down and pre-glued that has a paper backing you peel off and stick down. After you have laid the tiles, go over the floor with a roller to ensure the tiles are adhered to the surface.

Vinyl plank flooring is easy to lay and is available as peel-and-stick, spray adhesive and full-spread adhesive. Once you have placed the vinyl planks, go over the seams with a roller to make sure they are properly bonded.

When you visit Nealy’s Flooring at 500 Bingemans Centre Dr. in Kitchener you will find a selection of quality vinyl flooring products as well as bamboo flooring, solid and engineered hardwood, carpeting, ceramic and natural stone. A family-owned business with more than 30 years of experience in the flooring business, their knowledgeable staff of flooring experts will work with you to choose the flooring product that best suits your needs and complements your home décor.

For more information, call Nealy’s Flooring at 519-570-0008 or visit their web site.

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