Before, During, And After Your Vinyl Floor Installation
YOUR FURNITURE IS PRIORITY ONE
Remove all furniture and other objects and materials from the areas where the installation will take place. Some installers will move your furniture, but there may be an additional charge for doing so. Be aware that the area of installation must be climate controlled (heated or air-conditioned). Indoor humidity should be maintained between 45-65%.
MAKE A DECISION ON YOUR OLD FLOOR COVERING
Please consider how your old floor covering will be taken up and disposed of. This can be a time-consuming task. We recommend that you check with us about the cost and the method of disposal.
WHAT’S TO BE DONE WITH THE TRIM?
In many cases, moldings and baseboards need to be removed for vinyl installation. Your installer may do this, but at an additional charge, and they will probably not be responsible for damage or breakage due to dry or brittle wood.
NEXT IS THE SUBFLOORING
Your existing subfloor may need to be prepared to receive the vinyl, or a new subfloor may be required. We suggest you discuss this with us and, if subfloor work is necessary, that it be done by qualified professionals. The subfloor must be as clean and level as possible.
GET IN THE KNOW ABOUT THE CLEAN-UP
Installing new vinyl will produce waste. Usually, these materials are collected by your installer and left at your trash collection site. Check with us before the day of installation, so you’re clear about the clean-up.
What to know and do during installation day
BE HOME ON THE BIG DAY
Be prepared to be at home the day of installation and be available if the installation crew has questions. Your presence will ensure that the correct vinyl is installed in the right areas. Because it is difficult to estimate the length and circumstances of each job, some installers may not be able to give you an exact time of arrival. We suggest you be flexible and keep in touch with us.
KEEP SAFETY TOP OF MIND
Your installers will use a variety of tools and techniques that can make the work area hazardous. Please make sure that your children and pets are kept out of the work area on installation day.
We recommend that, before the installation, you walk through the job with the chief installer. This will allow you to ask questions and be clear on any final details.
What to know and do after installation day
TIME AND TEMP ARE KEY
For a minimum of 24 hours after your new vinyl floor is installed, protect all the seamed areas, don't walk on them or the seam sealer. Keep the room at 68° F or greater for at least 2 days after installation to allow the adhesives to be set up properly.
If you are sensitive to dust and odors, good ventilation should be established for 48 to 72 hours after installation.
If your vinyl floor was installed using the Full Spread method, no appliances should be moved in for a minimum of 24-72 hours after installation. Light foot traffic is allowed after 24 hours.
When it comes to preparing for your vinyl flooring installation, we want you to know. Know all about those things that will make the installation as smooth and efficient as possible. So that the picture of the vinyl flooring you have in your mind today will come true and stay true for many years.