Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation - What To Expect
Luxury vinyl floor installation can be a tricky business. At Hadinger Flooring, we suggest you have your vinyl flooring professionally installed. Our highly trained installation team have experience with the heavy, difficult work that it takes to ensure a vinyl floor comes out looking the best it can.
As with any flooring installation, you’ll need to clear the room of furniture and other items before the luxury vinyl tile floor is installed. It may be necessary to remove baseboards and molding in advance; be sure to ask your installer about this. For this reason, it’s important that you talk to an installation professional about your flooring substrate before installation. Depending on your subfloor, you may need an underlayment laid before the vinyl is put in place.
During Your Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation
Once your substrate is ready to go, your luxury vinyl floor will be installed. Vinyl can be installed with one of three different techniques: full spread, perimeter adhered or floating installation. With full spread installation, installers apply adhesive to the entire substrate. With perimeter adhered installation, the adhesive is only applied to seams and perimeters of the vinyl flooring. Finally, a floating vinyl installation is when no adhesive is used to glue the vinyl to the substrate. As with any other flooring product, it’s important to be prepared and know what to expect.
After Your Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation
After installation, you’ll need to make sure your room has good ventilation. You can help ensure good air flow by opening up windows, turning on fans and taking other steps to air the room out for about 48 to 72 hours. Then, it’s up to you to care for and maintain your new vinyl floor.
If you have questions about floor maintenance, we would be happy to answer them for you. Feel free to contact us at Marra Flooring.