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Properly Prepare Your Sub-floor For Installing Vinyl Floor (PVC Floor)

2020/6/23 18:30:55

Are you about to install a vinyl floor? Take the time to properly prepare your sub-floor to avoid unpleasant surprises after installation.

How To Properly Prepare Your Sub-floor For Installing Vinyl Flooring?

Be aware that unlike preparing a sub-floor for ceramic, in the case of vinyl, there is no need to solidify the structure. Since it is a flexible covering, even if the sub-floor is not the most rigid, the covering will adapt to the structure since it is a flexible and malleable material. This does not mean that the sub-floor does not require any preparation, on the contrary it is important to have a very smooth and clean surface to prevent the defects from coming out in the long term.

Note that flexible coverings, such as ESD vinyl floor rolls and self adhesive vinyl floor planks, can be installed on different laying surfaces such as:

  • Concrete;

  • Plywood;

  • An existing prelart;

  • An existing ceramic.

If you want to install your vinyl floor in the basement or on a concrete base, it is essential to make sure that your concrete has no moisture problems. Wet concrete on which vinyl is laid will cause mold problems which can be very damaging. Be aware that there are now underlay membranes that can be installed directly on concrete. The role of the membrane will be to control and stabilize the humidity under the floor covering. It is a kind of moisture barrier and resistant to mold. However, if you have any doubts about a possible humidity problem, ask professionals. This type of problem is not to be taken lightly and the damage can be very costly.

As mentioned earlier, preparing the sub-floor to receive a vinyl floor is not complicated. The main criterion is to have a healthy and clean surface, that is to say a surface with the least amount of glue or adhesive residue and, as smooth as possible.

Regardless of the type of laying surface, if it contains crevices, be sure to make it smooth using a cement-based undercoat. This step will ensure that the screw head holes or cracks present will be invisible once the vinyl is installed.

When your surface is smooth you can install your vinyl floor, whether it is roll vinyl, click vinyl or even deposited vinyl. If you choose a glued vinyl, the preparation remains the same. Be aware, however, that on a painted concrete surface or one that has had epoxy, additional preparation is required. If so, you have two options;

As you can see, preparing the sub-floor for a vinyl floor is not complex. If you are looking for a reliable supplier of affordable qualified vinyl flooring, welcome to send your require to us now!