Did you know that before you lay your luxury vinyl tiles, you need to prepare the floor? We look at the process that the fitters go through before laying a vinyl floor.
Vinyl tiles combine style with true functionality. They look elegant, are hardwearing and are easy to install. Installing this flooring solution such as the Tegola vinyl tiles from Carpetright (as pictured above) is easier than you think. With enough DIY enthusiasm and the right equipment, the job will be done in no time at all. Transform an old property or simply modernise your home with a new lino floor that perfectly imitates natural stone designs and real wooden flooring.
Preparing to Fit Floor Tiles
Before you begin, gather up the basic equipment that you’ll need, such as a pencil, measuring tape, a broom and a rubber mallet, and have the manufacturers guide at hand to ensure you’re doing everything correctly. LVT is waterproof, allowing you to fit it in any part of the home, including the bathroom and kitchen, so whatever type of room; you’ll be sure to know that the floor will withstand everyday life.
Rather than fixing the floor vinyl tiles with an adhesive, you will be simply laying them onto a subfloor as a floating floor. A Subfloor is designed to provide a strong flat surface that will allow you to easily install your desired finished flooring product. It is always better to install 3⁄4 inch subfloor as this will provide a rigid surface. This makes fitting much simpler but it also means that preparing the area is essential. Make sure it is a flat surface that is clean, dry and free from defects before you create a sleek and stylish finish in your home. The next step is to leave your new flooring for 48 hours in the room, letting it acclimatise to the temperature and preventing it from expanding after you fit it. You don’t, after all, want to ruin your hard work. Similarly, it’s important that you install your luxury vinyl flooring at room temperature, working from left to right, for the best possible result.
Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Tiles
LVT flooring works really well with underfloor heating. If you’re preparing for the never-ending cold days in the UK by installing a heating system under your floor, then use luxury vinyl tiles to create a cosy retreat for you and your family, whatever the weather. Don’t forget that vinyl floor tiles are easy to clean flooring, which makes it a breeze to maintain even in the high traffic areas. So, be comforted in knowing that once you do install your new floor, you will be able to keep it looking great year after year. Its great price, easy installation and perfect durability make it a brillaint value for money and a great investment.
If however your budget doesn’t allow for luxury floor tiles why not consider a cheap vinyl flooring solution. This will give you the benefits of a lino floor and help you still stay within your renovation budget.