We’ll cover each stage of the installation process, including:
1. How to measure a room for vinyl
2. Tools for fitting vinyl flooring
3. Preparing a sub floor for vinyl
4. How to fit sheet vinyl flooring
5. How to join vinyl flooring
6. Fitting vinyl in difficult areas
7. How to fit a door bar
8. Using Which? approved Carpetright fitters
9. Vinyl Care
As with all DIY jobs, preparation is everything. When it comes to flooring, getting the room measurements correct is of the utmost importance.
Watch our step-by-step guide to accurately measuring a simple room. It's never been easier to get a perfect fit.
Learn the basic steps to accurately measure a room with extra areas by watching our helpful video.
Accurately measure a room which requires a join by learning how from our step-by-step guide.
It’s also important to make sure you have the right floor installation tools for the job. Tools for laying vinyl include:
One of the great things about vinyl is that it can be laid on to a variety of different surfaces, as long it is flat and clean.
Because vinyl flooring is already cushioned, you do not require underlay.
When fitting sheet vinyl it’s best to use a single sheet where possible, as it looks better and reduces any peeling or wear on the edges.
There may be occasions when it’s necessary to use two sheets of vinyl, for example when you’re working in a large room. When this occurs it’s best to use two sheets from the same roll as there can be colour variations between rolls.
Top tip – Vinyl adhesive
Some heavy duty vinyl flooring doesn’t need an adhesive as it won’t lift or shrink and its own weight keeps it down. The lighter cushioned flooring needs glue around the edges and at any joins. Lighter and thinner vinyl needs to be stuck down all over and the best way to do this is to put the vinyl in place, roll it back halfway and apply the glue to the floor. Reposition and repeat for the other half of the floor.
Some areas of the home are trickier than others to fit flooring. For instance, a bathroom with its fittings can be particularly difficult.
Door bars serve to join different flooring types across door thresholds neatly. Firstly make sure you have the right door bar as there are various choices, depending on your flooring types and heights.
We’re proud to offer a professional fitting service that is approved and trusted by industry experts. Our recommended fitters have all passed the rigorous assessment process set by Which? to become a recognised Which? Trusted Trader.
By choosing to have your new vinyl fitted professionally by our recommended fitters, you’ll be able to enjoy your new floor without the hassle. Select fitting at the checkout or ask one of our friendly advisors if purchasing in store. Alongside our standard fitting service, we offer an uplift and disposal service which for a small fee means the fitters will take up and dispose of your old flooring before they fit your new one.
It’s just one less thing for you to worry about.
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