What should I do before I begin vinyl flooring installation?
The single most important step when installing vinyl floors is subfloor preparation. Use primer to prepare the sub-floor for vinyl. This will help to prevent moisture from getting between tiles and the sub-floor. Inspect your vinyl flooring panels carefully before you begin installation and make sure you have the proper tools for the job. Look for any defective or damaged product. Always read your manufacturer’s instructions completely before beginning installation and make sure you understand them. If not, contact the manufacturer for clarification.
Why do I need to roll my vinyl flooring after installation and how do I do this?
Rolling vinyl floors ensures a solid bond to the subfloor and helps to seal seams. Use an ordinary kitchen rolling pin and roll the flooring from the center to the outside edges. You may want to protect your rolling pin with plastic wrap to prevent glue from getting on it. Wipe any access adhesive with mineral water and a damp cloth.
If I am using self-stick vinyl tiles do I still need to buy extra glue?
No. If purchasing self stick vinyl tiles, no extra glue is needed. You only need glue for vinyl flooring that is not self stick.
Is there a difference from tile to tile in the same box when purchasing vinyl flooring?
It depends on the product. Most manufacturers do not produce identical vinyl floor tiles, since unique vinyl floor tiles give the floor a more natural look.
Should I use an underlayment when installing my vinyl floor?
Any imperfections in your subfloor will usually show through your vinyl flooring. If your floor is uneven or has bumps or other imperfections an underlayment is a quick and effective fix. This will also help to protect your subfloor.