PVC flooring is affordable, durable, and stylish. Besides that, everyone knows that the installation of PVC flooring is not time-consuming and also very easy. People usually want to install pvc flooring on their own, which not only saves them money but also gives them a pleasant experience of installing their floors.
If you are also one of those people who want to install their PVC flooring by just following a DIY guide, then this blog is for you. In this article, I shall tell you all the steps for installing floor tiles vinyl and also give you some tips that will be very helpful for you during the installation of the PVC vinyl flooring.
Without further delay, let’s start the discussion and find out what steps you need to pay attention to during the installation of the flooring like a professional.
Steps To Install PVC Flooring Like A Pro
Here are the steps that you need to follow for the installation of the PVC flooring at your place: Read all the steps carefully so you can easily install the flooring with no flaws.
1. Selection Of the Right Tools
Selection of the right tools for the installation process is essential because, without the right tools in your bucket, you can’t even install the flooring. Try to use sharp knives or saws because if the knife is not sharp, then it can damage the planks of your flooring.
Check the sharpness of the knife on any other surface first, and then cut the flooring with it. The following are some tools that you have to buy before starting the process of installation.
- Measuring tape
Make sure all the tools are in good working condition so you don’t have to face any difficulty during the installation process.
2. Clean The Floor
After gathering the right tools for the installation process, it’s time to clean the floor where you want to install the PVC vinyl flooring Dubai. Remove all the debris from the floor, and then use a broom to remove all the dust from the surface.
After cleaning the floor, it’s time to check the level of the floor. If the floor is not properly leveled, then the installation of flooring can’t be done properly, so always do a quality level check for the floor before installing the flooring.
If the floor is uneven, then use a sander or grinder, to make the higher areas equal to the floor. Use a leveler to measure the high and low areas of the floor. If there are any holes on the floor, then you should also fill them with the filler to prepare the floor completely for the installation of the flooring.
This step is necessary for the installation of all flooring because all flooring requires a level base for its perfect installation.
3. Install Underlay
This step is optional, but many professional flooring installers say that it is necessary for the good installation of the flooring. If you want to install flooring perfectly, then it is best to install a good quality underlay. If you don’t want to use the underlay, then simply skip this step.
Cork and foam underlay are mostly used with PVC flooring. The underlay gives extra strength and durability to the floors and also adds a shock-absorbing property to them. Underlayment is very easy to install because you can use the glue-down method for its installation.
Just apply the glue to the underlay and stick it to the floor. Leave the floor for 2 to 3 hours after installing the underlay so it can easily be set with the floor.
4. Create Marks On The Floor
Before starting the installation of the vinyl flooring, measure the center of the room because it is very necessary for the symmetrical installation of the flooring.
After finding the center of the room, use chalk to draw a line in the middle of the underlay (if installed) or otherwise on the floor, so when you install the PVC flooring, you don’t have to face any difficulty.
5. Installation Of PVC Sheets and Planks
To install the PVC flooring, you must be careful about the installation patterns on the floor. There are basically three types of PVC flooring, such as PVC tile flooring, PVC planks, and PVC sheet flooring.
Create staggered patterns on the floor to create random designs. If there are floral designs on the flooring, then you have to match the design accordingly to create a uniform look.
There are two methods for the installation of PVC flooring; the nail-down method and the glue-down method. Both these methods are very easy and can easily be chosen for the installation of flooring.
Follow these steps to install PVC flooring.
- First, vacuum the underlay or floor completely, whatever you have.
- Cut the planks to the required size for the floor. Begin installing the planks in the center of the room and work your way out to the corners.
- For the sheets of PVC flooring, cut the corners of the sheets to make them equal to the corners of your room. (Most sheets are in one piece, so you don’t have to create patterns with them.)
- Use a scraper to apply the glue to the planks or the sheet, and then place the planks on the floor. Place the sheet on the floor, and then use a leveler to level the sheet. Try to remove all the bubbles and remove excess glue from them.
- If there are any wires or pipes coming out of the floor, then measure them first and make a hole in the sheet or on the plank.
- After installing all the planks or the sheet on the floor, take a clean mop and clean the flooring with it. It will clean if there is any extra glue on the surface of the flooring.
6. Installation Of PVC Tiles
For the installation of PVC tiles, the method is a little different. The PVC tiles contain glue, so you just need to peel off the tiles and then install them on the floor. As you have created a middle line on the floor with the help of chalk. Start installing the tiles on this line. And after completing this line, move towards the corner of the room.
If there are some odd corners in the room, use a utility knife to cut the tile according to the shape of these corners. Allow an ⅛ inch gap from all four corners of the room so that if the tiles expand, the room’s appearance is not harmed.
The installation of PVC flooring Dubai is very easy. Just follow the above steps and you can install the flooring like a pro. Take accurate measurements while cutting the PVC planks. I hope this article will completely guide you through the installation process of most PVC flooring.