How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring

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vinyl-plank-flooring-bathroom.jpgAs we have mentioned in our latest press release, we have started carring a hard surface product line that is paired very well with our carpet tiles, vinyl plank flooring. This products allows us to offer our customers a product that will install into kitches and bathrooms. These rooms have not traditionally been rooms where one wants to install a soft flooring product like carpet tile. We are offering this product immediatly on web site at FocusFloors.com. While we still have plenty of work to do in regard to adding information about vinyl plank to our web site, we have written a generic installation guide for this product and published it on our blog.

Here's an excerpt from this how-to article:

  1. Measure your room wall to wall. Remove any moldings if required. Measure in standard feet, the length times the width of your room will give you the square footage that will be required to cover your area. Make sure that you add nooks and closets to your measurement. Additionally add at least 10% to your measurement to allow for trimming and waste. ()our room calculator
  2. Pull the old flooring up and dispose of it. If you have adhesive residue from the old flooring you will want to remove it with a scraper or mild solvent. Light sanding may be required in corners. It is important that the surface is as clean as possible to ensure your new vinyl plank flooring sticks well to the floor.
  3. Once you have cleaned and scraped the floor (if required), you are ready to smooth the surface and fill any cracks. Use a patching or putty compound (formulated for your subfloor type i.e. wood) and a putty knife to fill any cracks and holes. Once you have applied the compound, level and smooth the surface to ensure a flat surface. Once the putty has dried and the floor is clean, it is recommended that a primer be used to create a moisture barrier.

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