how To Install Home Decorators Collection Vinyl Plank Flooring

So do you want to know how to install home decorators collection vinyl plank flooring in order to beautify the floor inside of your house?

Then you have to tag along for a bit. Even if you don’t know how to install home decorators collection vinyl plank flooring or even if you are a novice in this home decorator section, we will guide you through how to decorate your home with vinyl plank flooring so that you can beautify the inside of your house with your own two hands.

First, we will talk about vinyl flooring and its types.

Then we will talk about the types of installation in vinyl flooring and what equipment you would need.

After that, we will give you a step by step brief description of the installation of vinyl plank flooring

And we will give you some points about vinyl plank flooring and why you should use it.

Vinyl flooring

If you want a durable, easy to clean waterproof floor for your home, then a vinyl floor is the right choice to go to.

The question is where you can install the vinyl plank flooring.

And the answer would be over the concrete, tiles, hardwood, and even over an existing vinyl flooring.

You can install the vinyl plank flooring if the surface you are installing the vinyl flooring on is flat and clean.

The laminate doesn’t remain in an even shape. That’s why it is not suitable to install the vinyl flooring over it.

And most of all it is a DIY project which means you can do it yourself. No need for an extra cost.

Mostly you will see these vinyl plank flooring office working areas. Modern dental practice interior design ideas are mostly inspired by vinyl flooring especially vinyl plank flooring.

If you are in the USA and you want to decorate your house with vinyl plank flooring. In that case, interior design companies in San Diego are mostly recognizable in this sector.

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Types of vinyl flooring

So there are different kinds of vinyl flooring among them 3 types are widely recommended. And these are 

  • Tile

Tile

  • Sheets

Sheets

  • Planks

Planks

You can choose whatever form seems best to you. some people like vinyl flooring in tiles form and some like vinyl flooring in plank form and others are in sheet form.

The choice is totally dependent on the person. But in this article, we will only talk about the vinyl planks flooring and how to install them, and their merits and demerits.

Installation types

If you are ready for the surface for installation according to the manual, then you can install vinyl flooring anything like ceramic, tiles, or concrete.

As I mention above that there are three kinds of vinyl flooring for the installation in your house or office/and each form has its own installation system or type. These are:

  • Interlocking planks
  • Peel&stick
  • Adhesive

You can use the interlocking to install the vinyl plank flooring

Also, you have to use the peel & stick method for the vinyl sheet flooring

And lastly, for the vinyl tile flooring, you have to use glue or adhesive to install the vinyl sheet.

Equipment

  • Utility knife
  • Nail Set
  • Fine Tooth saw
  • Hammer
  • Tape 
  • Straight Edge
  • Pliers
  • Drawbar tool
  • Flat pry bar
  • Carpenter’s square
  • Belt sander
  • Air compressor
  • Chalk line
  • Knee pads
  • Mask
  • Chisel
  • Air hose
  • Hearing protection
  • Nail gun
  • Safety glass

Materials

  • Vinyl plank flooring
  • Concrete patcher
  • Spacer(¼ inch)
  • Sandpaper
  • Floor leveling material

Installation of vinyl plank floor

  1. Layout

    First, you have to plan out the layout of the flooring for your house or office. The vinyl plank flooring has to have a layout that will be soothing to the eyes when you look at it.

    You can start the installing the vinyl plank flooring at the entry point of your house

    So that when you or someone enters the, he or she can enjoy the eye-soothing visual comfort.

    Installation of vinyl plank floor

  2. Pluck out the trim moldings

    You have to remove the trim molding before you start the installation process of vinyl plank flooring so that you can have an easier time installing the vinyl plank flooring same goes for the base shoe or boards molding

    Usually, the trim molding binds with the nails and you can remove it using the flat pry bar. you can keep the trim if its shape retains after the removal process and then you can again reattach the trim after the installation of vinyl flooring is done.

    Pluck out the trim moldings

  3. Floor preparation

    You have to prepare the floor before you start installing the vinyl plank flooring.

    If you are installing the vinyl plank flooring over the concrete, then first you have to check whether it has any holes or cracks. If it has, then fills up those holes and cracks first before installation.

    If you are installing it on the wood or subfloor, then you have to level it using the floor leveling compound before the installation.

    Floor preparation

  4. First row fitting test

    You have to test the first row of planks against the wall parallelly. You have to leave about ¼ inches of a gap from the wall.

    First row fitting test

  5. Adjust the plank according to size

    For the adjustment of the vinyl plank flooring, you can use the utility knife to cut the plank according to the adjustable size.

    You can also use the tooth hacksaw. If you want to cut a small portion, then you can use the utility knife. And for the bigger portion, you can use the fine tooth hacksaw.

    Adjust the plank according to size

  6. Add the planks together

    You have to connect the row of planks with the next row.

    Normally for the vinyl plank flooring, you can use the interlocking method. It is designed in that manner so one plank can interlock with one another.

    Add the planks together

  7. Cutting the excessive part

    If you face any obstacle during the installation of the vinyl plank flooring like the ducts or door frames, then you can use the utility knife to cut for the protrusion part.

    Cutting the excessive part

  8. Fitting the planks

    If you see any unfit place on the floor, then you have to deinstall the plank and cut the protrusion, and then again install it.

    Fitting the planks

  9. Cutting and fitting of the last planks

    Normally you won’t find the perfect size for the last row of the plank. You have to cut the plank according to the last row size. Then you have to check whether it fits in the last row or not. A few times of check and error will do the trick.

    Cutting and fitting of the last planks

  10. Reinstallation of trim molding

    After you are done with the installation of the vinyl plank flooring fully, then you can reinstall the trim molding to its previous place.

    Reinstallation of trim moulding

Why use vinyl flooring

  1. Installation is very easy
  2. The price is quite cheap
  3. Have a strong resistance against the scratch
  4. Have a strong resistance against the moisture
  5. Cleaning can be done easily on it
  6. It acts as a cushion
  7. It has good sound reduction capability
  8. Good choice for kitchen, bathroom, and laundry
  9. Its DIY project means you can do it yourself

Demerits of vinyl plank flooring

  1. It cannot be repaired
  2. The lifespan is shorter than the wood floors
  3. It cannot be removed easily
  4. Not recyclable
  5. It can emit VOC

Question and Answer:

  1. What is the lifespan of vinyl plank flooring?

    ANS: The lifespan of the vinyl plank floor is around 5-10 years.

  2. Is vinyl floor better than laminate?

    ANS: The vinyl floor has a longer lifespan than the laminate and it is more durable than the laminate.

  3. Is vinyl floor safe for health?

    ANS: There are some chemicals in the vinyl floor that can give the kids mild respiratory problems.

  4. Is the vinyl floor noisy?

    ANS: No. It is not. Rather than that, it is quite soundproof for your room or office.

  5. Does the vinyl floor cost more than the laminate?

    ANS: They both cost around the same.

Buying guide:

  • Total time: 2-4hours
  • Area: 120 square feet
  • Cost: $250 to $400

 

How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring as a Beginner

Bottom line:

For eye-soothing home decorators, you can install the vinyl plank flooring without further delay.

It is soundproof which will give you a sense of privacy

And it is very easy to clean and it has a long lifespan and durability.

And most of all it is quite affordable to install in your house or office.

Considering the minor benefits, I think it is a great choice to install it in your house or office.

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