Planning Your New Vinyl Floor

Sara Miller
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Planning your new vinyl floor is a surefire way to guarantee you’re choosing the right materials and design for the space you’re remodeling. When planning your floor, consider these details before purchasing any materials or laying a single piece of flooring:

Location, Location, Location

Where you’re installing your new floor will be dependant on the type of material you choose. If you are installing a new floor in a high traffic area, you’ will need something more durable. The same is true if you are remodeling a room that is prone to spilling (bathroom, kitchen). Vinyl is a great choice for high traffic areas because it is waterproof and easily cleaned.

Design on a Dime

If you are installing a new floor and want to get creative, keep in mind that vinyl flooring is an affordable way to show your artistic side. Vinyl is available in many colors and shapes, as well as looks. From the appearance of hard wood, ceramic, and natural stone you can completely customize the look of your floor.

The Do-It-Yourself Dilemma

Installing your own floor? Remember that vinyl flooring is one of the easiest floors to install. Whether you choose vinyl tiles or planks/sheets, this flooring material easily bonds to a substrate with adhesive or a self-stick backing.

While you are planning your new vinyl floor, also remember these key points:

  • Carefully measure the area you are installing your floor on
  • Make sure the substrate is clean, level, and free of debris, dirt, and adhesive
  • Purchase extra materials just in case
  • Make sure you have all the tools you need BEFORE installation (check with the manufacturer of the vinyl you are installing

The more you plan, the more prepared you’ll be to install a flawless and durable vinyl floor.