How to install vinyl flooring tiles and what are the common guidelines?
Vinyl flooring tiles of our choice has arrived from the store. Now we can focus on the home renovation project that we have been yearning for years to do. When we bought the tiles, we have courageously opted for DIY installation to save some budget. We are aware that installing house flooring might not be on everyone’s wish list and expertise because it requires some confidence to begin with. But in the era of DIY, vinyl flooring is a type of flooring that is not that complicated to install, especially if we go for tile or plank. But still, it is good to consider a professional installer if we are not certain that we can produce the great result that we are hoping to see.
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Here is an article worth reading by Jo Messenger at Real HOMES. This article may act as a guide on whether to do installation of vinyl flooring tile by ourselves or hiring a contractor.
To go DIY or professional depends also on the type of vinyl flooring we choose
It depends on the type of vinyl and the skill required: if you are laying a single sheet in a large room, then one wrong cut can be an expensive mistake. Some products require adhesives for installation, while others come with a peel-off sticky backing or click together like laminate boards. Read more here!
If we have chosen the tile or plank vinyl, regret not. This is the easier type to install, though there is also certain type of vinyl tile that needs to be installed with glue. It will be different though if you buy the single sheet for a large room, because the sheet requires cutting and application of adhesive that might be more prone to us making mistakes in the process of its installation. Other things that should be of concern when making installation ourselves, is to make sure that we install the vinyl flooring tiles at right places. Kitchen and bathrooms are suitable for vinyl flooring tile too, because the tile is resistant to humidity and heavy activities, but still it is not encouraged for wet kitchen or surfaces where water will be running over it most of the times, such as washrooms. So, make sure we have gained enough information before beginning the installation project to avoid any unnecessary regrets. Having said that, the next article available at HomeStyleChoices.com is worth our reading.
Various installation method available so be aware of them
Finally, you should be aware of the various installation methods as this might determine which form of vinyl floor to choose (sheet or tile).
Glued – both vinyl sheet and tiles can be glued down to the subfloor with a special adhesive made for this application. Read more here!
Vinyl flooring that requires gluing can be either the sheet or the tile type. But mostly customer chooses for tile that is called floating, because it does not need to be glued. A special type of sheet is also available under this floating category, which requires no gluing except at the seam or edges. However, the downside of this ‘loose-lay’ vinyl sheet is the fiberglass backing that makes it less comfortable to walk on because of its stiffness. The last type comes with self-adhesive that can help to make the gluing task simpler for DIY-er who want to avoid super messiness of whole floor gluing. If we do not mind the challenges involve, at least we need to be aware of these differences to help us in making decision of the type most suitable for our skill and project. The following article by Bryan Sebring at his business blog adds another angle to DIY installation of vinyl flooring tile.
Even self-installation requires less time than other types of floorings
One of the biggest advantages of LVT lies in its installation (see the full list of benefits further below). Unlike some floorings which can take several days to install, LVT takes just a few hours. The installation is quick and relatively easy. Read more here!
LVT here stands for luxury vinyl tiles. So, if we are that determined to do the installation ourselves, please keep calm and take pride in our decision. The fact that self-installation of vinyl flooring tile can even save time from days to hours, is something worth celebrating. Who does not want to enjoy the new floor soonest possible? We have certainly made the right decision after all, though it takes some time to know the various types of vinyl floorings available and understand the installation instructions in the first place.
To conclude, our passion and patience can lead to great satisfaction later when we see what we have finished. We will also be more thankful once we realized how much have been saved on our home renovation project. Next time, we can at least share with others about this special material called vinyl that creates wonders to our home.