We’ll cover each stage of the installation process, including:
1. Using Which? approved Carpetright fitters
2. How to measure a room for vinyl flooring
3. Tools you’ll need when fitting vinyl
4. Preparing a sub floor for vinyl flooring
5. Laying vinyl underlay
6. How to fit sheet vinyl flooring
7. Fitting two sheets of vinyl together
8. Fitting vinyl in difficult areas
9. Fitting a door bar
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By choosing to have your new vinyl fitted professionally by us you’ll be able to enjoy it without the hassle. Select fitting at the checkout or ask an advisor if purchasing in store. Alongside our standard fitting service we offer an uplift and disposal service which for a small fee means our 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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As with all DIY jobs, preparation is everything when it comes to flooring and it’s of the utmost importance that you get the room measurements correct. 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.
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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.
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.