The Winter cleanout is rapidly approaching, and many of us are feeling the full change in visual comfort for the home. The big urge is to simply change a drab carpet for something fresh, and Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring no doubt has topped the winter wish list. It is a good choice also, and simple to put together yourself.
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Understandably you may feel a tad wary of letting anyone into the home, resulting in wanting to undertake the challenge yourself. Thankfully with vinyl flooring, it is not as hard as you think. It takes some planning beforehand and should not be a case of simply taking out of the box and getting to work.
It requires knowing about your subfloor as much as the LVT you are planning to fix down.
Prepare the subfloor before installing Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring
Whenever you pull up your old floor there is going to be some consideration needed in preparing the subfloor before laying anything new. It needs to be level and smooth on the surface.
Anything like nails or staples stuck in wooden boards need to be removed and the floor needs to be cleaned of dirt and debris. These things come back to haunt you after you have laid a vinyl floor over them, so don’t cut corners on your levelling.
If you have the occasional squeaky floorboard then take the moment to fix them before installation. A drywall screw should be drilled next to the nail in that area to make it steady and annoyance free.
Installation start – decide on a design beforehand
Before you begin it is best to fully decide on the laying design, talk with an expert and measure up the pieces. This ensures no nasty surprises such as a low amount of tiles or planks needed or the opposite of having bought too many.
In all scenarios you will typically start from a corner and proceed from that point, connecting each with the tongue and groove on each side. For the first row, provide a tongue facing the wall and use spacers between the first planks and the wall. This will be covered by moulding later. This is the trickiest section as the boards will then easily snap together using the tongue and grooves, being sure to stagger so the boards don’t line up. You will need to cut some planks to fit, but the leftover pieces can begin the next row to ensure a consistent unstaggered look. As planks are laid, use a tapping block and small hammer to make sure it is seamless with the neighbouring plank.
You can always consult an expert about your Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring
This is as straightforward as it gets and if you have any doubts, there are always professionals on hand to give advice. Always consult with a specialist in Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring before you undertake the project in case specialist guidelines are required in any oddly shaped rooms you choose.
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