DO IT YOURSELF INSTALLATION
EASY AND EFFICIENT
DIY FLOORING INSTALLATION
Morinville Flooring Centres strongly recommends utilizing our professional installation team to achieve the best results for your Luxury Vinyl Floor.
However, we understand that avid DIY'er may want to take this task on themselves! That's why Konig LVP is designed to be simple enough to be installed by the average homeowner!
We have put together a few tutorials and guides on how to best prepare and install your Luxury Vinyl Flooring.
SOMETHING FOR EVERY PROJECT
Vinyl Cutter / Utility Knife
Jigsaw or Miter Saw
Rubber Mallet + Tapping Block
This installation guide will begin with the assumption that you have already measured your flooring area and selected your favourite type and pattern of Konig Luxury Vinyl Plank. If you are still looking for a style of LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) to use, then click here to view some of our available styles (more styles in store)
After you have selected your vinyl plank, start by storing the product in a cool environment. For example in a cool garage or on a concrete floor, not frozen temperatures but cool. All luxury vinyl plank should be installed in cooler temperatures as it will give the plank room to expand after it has been installed and exposed to warmer temperatures.
MEASUREMENTS & PLANNING
Begin planning your plank installation by taking measurements of your project room. This will give you an idea of how much Luxury Vinyl Plank to purchase for your project, we always recommend buying extra as it's better to have some leftover rather than not enough.
For rows along the walls, vinyl plank should be at least half of their original width. For example, if you are using 4 inch wide plank, any edge pieces that are cut should be no less than two inches wide. If the edge of the last row is narrower than half it's original width, we recommend shifting the planks over and trimming down the first row to accommodate the difference. In simple terms, avoid installing very narrow edge pieces as it will look unnatural.
Next you will want to undercut any door jams in the room to accommodate space for your subfloor and LVP. The best way to do this is to take a piece of subfloor and place a piece of vinyl plank on top of it. Butt this up against the bottom of the door jam and use the top of the plank as a guide to mark a line where the plank meets the jam.
You can now use this line to make your cut using a jam saw or other cutting tool underneath your door jam. This will allow for a perfect fit for your vinyl to slip under, and remove the need to use any silicone.
We cannot stress enough, preparation is by far the most important step in any flooring installation.
Remove any existing baseboards around the perimeter of the room. Konig LVP must be installed on a smooth and level sub-floor, the smoother the floor, the better the performance and the longer your vinyl flooring will last.
Sand down any high spots and fill in low spots with self-leveling filler. This will help provide a smooth surface for your subfloor to be laid down on.
For subflooring we recommend using a 3/8" Enstron subfloor in
4 x 8 sheets. Staple the subflooring down at every inch or less at joints, and every 4 inches in the field using 1/4" crown staples.
When you receive your vinyl plank, we recommend shuffling the planks. This ensures that the different patterns of plank are distributed evenly and randomly to give your floor the best possible finish.
When installing a new row of plank, stagger each row approximately 6 inches or more apart from the last row to give a staggered finish that looks natural.
Never line up the short ends of vinyl plank rows next to each other, as it will create and awkward visual line in the floor pattern.
For any unusual shapes that you may need to install around, use a piece of paper or cardboard as a stencil that you can then transfer onto your vinyl plank when making cuts.
Leave all your cut edges of the planks facing the wall so that the baseboards can hide any cuts that have been made.
Glue-down vinyl plank is actually much easier to install than it may seem. We recommend using Henry 695 Pressure Sensitive Glue and a 1/16 x 1/16 x 1/16 trowel to spread it.
Start by spreading the glue on your clean floor and be sure to allow it to flash-dry. What that means is allow the glue to dry until tacky and hazy, but not completely dry.
Now you can begin laying down your vinyl plank. Floors will need to be rolled (we recommend a 100lb roller) once finished to ensure proper adhesion.
By far the most user-friendly flooring product on the market, easy to use and easy to replace.
Loose Lay only requires 9-12 inches of glue around the perimeter of the room or really strong double sided tape, the vinyl contains a wave-backing design that creates a gravity pull, allowing it to suction to the floor.
Most box stores won't sell loose lay products for two reasons. They last too long, and they are too easy to replace if repairs are needed!
SPC CLICK INSTALLATION
For SPC Click we highly recommend using a plank with at least 4mm thick core, as it will help provide stability for the plank in case the flooring surface beneath is not perfectly level.
Begin by laying your first plank down. The second plank can now be installed by angling the tongue (short-end) downward against the first planks grooved end. Once you lower the second plank, it will click into place with the first plank. You can use a rubber mallet with a tapping block or piece of your vinyl flooring product to press the planks firmly into place.
Remaining rows will be installed in the same fashion but will click in place on the sides to the previous row as well.