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How To Install Vinyl Plank Flooring

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Installing vinyl plank flooring is easier than you might think. The first step is to pick the right floors. We used Lifeproof Luxury Plank Flooring. There were several reasons we picked this floor. The main reason is this floor comes with a built in underlayment, eliminating the need for that entire process.
  • how to install vinyl plank flooring
We installed these floors in a bedroom. The directions say to begin along a wall, using spacers between the first row of planks and the wall. We began in the closet and worked out from there. Right next to the closet is the entry door alcove, so we wanted to get these odd shaped areas done first.
  • how to install vinyl plank flooring
The planks have tongue and grooves on the sides making them easy to snap together.
  • how to install vinyl plank flooring
Once you snap it into place, you use a tapping block and a hammer to make sure it's flush with the bordering planks. You do need to be careful that the entire floor doesn't shift when doing this. We found that if one of us stood on the floor while the other hammered, it would keep it from moving. If you are working alone. position yourself on the flooring during this step.
  • how to install vinyl plank flooring
To cut the planks we used a floor cutter tool that looks like an industrial paper cutter, and works the same way. We marked each plank with a pencil and a straight edge where the cut needed to be and then popped it into the floor cutter. This gadget made it fool proof!
  • how to install vinyl plank flooring
When it came to the floor vent, we marked the plank with the pencil again but this time we used a jigsaw to make the cuts.
  • how to install vinyl plank flooring
It's really as simple as that. No big power tools required for these floors.

I love the wood tones and the texture on these floors!
  • how to install vinyl plank flooring
It took the two of us about 5 hours to install these in our daughter's bedroom.
  • how to install vinyl plank flooring

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