Preparing for installation

Vinyl installation can be simpler than hardwood, laminate, carpet, or tile installation. In fact, many more experienced DIYers opt to do the project themselves. We recommend trusting professionals to do the job to ensure a proper installation, efficiency throughout the process, and adherence to your product’s warranty.

To prepare, we’ll first remove all furniture and any valuables from the spaces where installation will occur. We may need to remove baseboards and molding as well, which is a detail we’ll discuss with you in advance based on our pre-installation assessment of your space. Your floors may require an underlayment, which is another detail we'll confirm beforehand. Finally, we’ll ensure that your subfloor is completely clean, flat, and smooth before any flooring or underlayment is laid.

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Vinyl installation | Independent Floor Covering
Vinyl installation | Independent Floor Covering
Vinyl installation | Independent Floor Covering

During and after installation

Once your subfloor is ready, we'll get to work on installing your new vinyl floors. For everyone’s safety, be sure to keep any small children and pets away from the work area until the job is finished.

After your installation is finished, you may want to establish ventilation to reduce the presence of odors from installation, especially if you're sensitive to the smell of chemicals. From there, it's up to you to care for and maintain your new vinyl floors. Consult our vinyl care and maintenance page for more information.