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How do I install vinyl flooring?

Fitting dos and don’ts:

The final appearance and performance of your flooring will depending on the quality and preparation of the sub-floor upon which it is laid:

  • Sub-floor surface must be smooth, clean, level, dry and free from dust and small particles, with a damp proof membrane incorporated in solid ground floor situations
  • All installations over 16m2 need to be fully adhered
  • Floorboards should be overlaid with resin bonded plywood or flooring grade hardboard sheets and fixed at 100mm centres with ruing shank nails
  • Your new cushioned flooring must not be laid over a timber subfloor that has been treated with a wood preservative, asphalt floors, vinyl or thermoplastic tiles. These surfaces should either be fully removed or covered with a minimum of 3mm latex underlayment to prevent migration staining of the sheet above.
  • Certain rubbers, which contain anti-oxidants can permanently stain your flooring. Some common causes of staining can be rubber backed mats and rugs. Any staining resulting from contact with these products is not a manufacturing fault,
  • We recommend that your flooring be fixed in doorways and where they are heavy domestic appliances or seams, these areas are to be fixed with an approved acrylic adhesive or PMR double sided tape.
  • Prior to laying vinyl flooring, products must be acclimatised to room temperature. Remove material from packaging, spread out and allow to condition in the room where installation is to take place at a constant temperature of 18°C - 26°C for a period of 24 hours prior to installation. This temperature should be maintained during installation and for a 24 hour period after installation.