Vinyl Installation

Before Vinyl Installation

Get ready for your efficient new vinyl installation.
You will need to remove all furniture, furnishings, and items on the wall, from the rooms and closets that are receiving new vinyl. Since most luxury vinyl floors offer floating installation capability, your current flooring will most likely not need to be removed at all! We can help you assess pre-installation considerations such as possible old flooring disposal, if any subfloor prep is needed, as well as trims and moldings. Your new luxury vinyl planks need to acclimate to the temperature and humidity in your rooms, outside of the packaging box, for at least 48 hours prior to installation.

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During Vinyl Installation

It's extremely important during vinyl installation to designate an area for your installers to keep installation tools and luxury vinyl planks. You will need to be home during your vinyl installation to answer questions and deal with any issues that arise. Since your vinyl installers will be using saws to cut and resize luxury vinyl planks, it’s important to keep pets and kids away from the rooms receiving new vinyl and the designated installer area. The shape of your room, unique dimensions of the space, and number of installers on hand will determine the length of luxury vinyl installation time.

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After Vinyl Installation

After the luxury vinyl installation is complete, now is the time to ask your installers any questions that you may have. Check to make sure that your doors have full range of motion with the new vinyl floors, especially if a floating installation raises the new flooring height. You will most likely need to shave the doors down slightly. If your new luxury vinyl was installed as a floating floor, it's ready for light foot traffic immediately! Glue-down vinyl floors need at least 1-2 days to cure before receiving foot traffic. We recommend waiting at least two days before returning your furniture back into the room, and highly recommend using felt pads on the legs and underside of heavy furniture to reduce impact.