Installing vinyl plank and tile is quick and easy, our exclusive glueless locking system. vinyl tile can be installed directly over most existing floor coverings, except for carpet, laminate, and cushioned vinyl flooring. Vinyl planks can be installed horizontally, vertically, or at an angle, so installation is easy and saves you both money and time.
Whether you select sheet vinyl, vinyl plank or tile, always ask your retailer for a professional installation guide or recommendations. In most cases, the retailer will handle all the details of arranging the installation. Be sure to ask about additional fees for things like old flooring removal and disposal, and moving larger furniture pieces.
The Shape of Your Substrate
The surface on which the vinyl flooring will be laid is called the substrate. Are you installing over wood, concrete or old vinyl? Each has its own special preparation. Your substrate may require an underlayment. No, not an undergarment — but it is an additional layer. An underlayment will add height to your floor and may affect your appliances and counters.
In order for your warranty to be upheld, many manufacturers require moisture testing if you are installing vinyl over concrete. Make sure your installer can do this for you.
And if you are still thinking about doing this yourself, only a true professional will be able to tell if you can install your new vinyl over your old vinyl. Be sure to ask.