What is the Installation of Luxury Vinyl at Ferma Flooring?

Do I need secondary underlayment before laying luxury vinyl planks?

You can choose standard underlayment (Standard Underlayment is 12 mil EPE with one side 0.04mm Polyethylene film for better moisture protection regular uses) or premium underlayment (Standard Underlayment is 12 mil EPE with one side 0.04mm Polyethylene film for better moisture protection regular uses) from Ferma  Flooring.

What tools will I need to install my luxury vinyl planks?

  • Tape measure
  • Tapping block (trimmed pieces of flooring). Do not use other tapping blocks. Damage will occur to WPC core
  • Pencil
  • Pry bar or pull bar
  • Chalk line
  • Pry bar or pull bar
  • Chalk line
  • Crosscut power saw
  • 3M scotch-Blue 2080 Tape or Equivalent Tape
  • Rubber mallet

What do I need to do before having Luxury Vinyl Plank installed in my home?

As with most flooring products, the first step is to prepare the subfloor, the surface on which the luxury vinyl flooring will be laid. If installing over a wood subfloor, an underlayment will generally be necessary. Installing over a concrete substrate will not require an underlayment but will require some floor preparation. You will need to give attention to the height of your appliances to counters and cabinets if an underlayment is required.

Can you install luxury vinyl plank over existing luxury vinyl flooring?

In some cases, yes. This is where employing qualified flooring professionals really pays off. They can determine if your existing luxury vinyl plank is acceptable or if it will need to be removed.

Is Luxury Vinyl plank easy for a Do-It-Yourself installation? What are the tips and tricks?

In general, luxury vinyl plank is one of the easiest flooring material you will ever install.  Here are the tips and tricks will help you.

  • Grind down any humps, lumps of bulges in the subfloor. Use the coarsest sanding belt you can find, such as 40- or 60-grit.
  • Trim jambs and casing so you can slide the flooring underneath. An oscillating multi-tool works great. Use a small scrap of flooring as a guide.
  • Insert shims to create gaps. These gaps allow the flooring to expand freely with temperature changes.
  • Join a plank into the end of the previous plank first, and then work your way down the side of the plank, snapping it into the previous course as you go.

Can Luxury Vinyl plank be glued down?

No, both natural click series and vinyl trend series are click installation.

 

 

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