FAQ – How to Lay LVT Flooring?

Durable and waterproof, LVT flooring is great for all your home renovation needs. Whether you choose to use it in the bedroom, kitchen or bathroom, luxury vinyl offers a stunning look. With its click-together system, installing luxury vinyl is a fairly straightforward DIY task you can tackle by yourself. 

In this quick guide we’ll cover the LVT installation process from start to finish.

  • Tape measure; 
  • Pencil;
  • Stanley knife.

All of our LVT flooring comes with an integrated underlay, which means an additional one isn’t necessary. The special grip backing provides great adhesion to most subfloors as well as soundproofing without an extra underlay.

How to install LVT flooring – here is Modern Living’s step by step guide you can follow.

  1. The very first thing you need to do to ensure a smooth installation is clean the subfloor of any dirt or debris. A clean and solid subfloor means your LVT will last longer and prevent future problems. 
  2. Your vinyl tiles or boards will need to get used to the temperature and humidity levels of the room. All you need to do to acclimatise your luxury vinyl is simply put it flat in the room, making sure there’s nothing on top or underneath it. It’s recommended to do this for 24 to 48 hours before installation. 
  3. With the preparation work done, it’s time to start laying your LVT. Measure wall to wall and choose a “logical” place to start, we normally suggest one of the far corners of the room. Place your first plank, ensuring the tongued side is positioned facing the outer edge of the room. Make sure to also include a 5mm expansion gap around the perimeter of the flooring. 
  4. Once your first plank is in place, continue going down the length of the room. Ensure that you stagger the joints on each row with at least 1/3rd of a plank length in between joints. You will probably have to cut some of the planks to achieve this. You can use a utility knife to cut the planks to the needed length. 
  5. Join the short ends together by angling the tongue of one plank into the grove of the next. Drop it flat to lock the joint securely and work your way down the length of the room. Both the long and short end have a click lock system to hold the LVT planks in place. 
  6. To connect the planks along the long end, angle each plank into the click locking system of the previous one, then lay each plank flat to the floor. Repeat until you cover the desired area.
  7. After all the flooding is installed give it a quick wipe down to get rid of any dust. You can walk on your new LVT flooring straight away. 

Your LVT flooring will need regular maintenance to keep it looking fresh. Luckily for you, maintaining luxury vinyl is an effortless task. Make sure you sweep any loose dirt and wipe away spillages as they happen and clean your flooring with a mop weekly.

Here at Modern Living, you can find a brilliant range of LVT in various attractive patterns. Whether you prefer the traditional look of wood or the contemporary appeal of natural stone, you’ll find the perfect choice for your space at a great price. Have a look at our full range online or visit us in person.

If you require additional information, get in touch with our team. You can contact us via email or give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

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