Vinyl   Installation

Vinyl   Installation

Check List & Guid Lines

What is your subfloor?
Usually, there are several types of subfloor. Plywood, concrete, wood plank, carpet. Then you will need to know if your subfloor (i.e. the surface that will be beneath your floor’s new surface) is even or not.

What if the surface is uneven, what should I do?
If this surface is uneven, and you are purchasing a floor that needs to be nailed or glued down, you will need to have your subfloor level before beginning.

What are the recommendations for Subfloor?

  • Eco-Pro Planet LVP can be installed over many surfaces such as concrete, wood and linoleum surface floors, but it cannot be installed on carpeting surface.
  • The subfloor is required to be dry, smooth, clean and flat.
  • Remove the baseboard before you install, and leave 1/3’’ joint distance between the flooring and the wall
  • If the subfloor was invaded by moisture, there must be layer of damp roof mat before the installation.

How do you plan on install it?
If you will be installing your new floor yourself, make sure that you have the necessary skills and know-how. If you decide to go this route, make sure that you are well-prepared beforehand by consulting with your store and watching plenty of YouTube videos. Most importantly, read the installation instruction first!

If not, you may want to consider hiring someone to do the job to save time.

Temperature requirement
Luxury vinyl plank flooring should be installed in a constant temperature environment between 59℉~85℉. Un-opened product cartons must be placed at this temperature at least 48hours before installing.

Storage

  • Consistent room temperature before and during installation
  • Dry ventilated room with no direct sunlight
  • Stack boxes less than 8 cartons, and avoid strong impact

OWNER/INSTALLER RESPONSIBILITY
Owner or installer has the responsibility for inspecting flooring quality and colors to confirm whether it is consistent before installation. At Eco-Pro Planet, we thoroughly inspect all our products before handed-into customers. If you are having any unacceptable quality problems, please contact us or your supplier at once.

Tools Required

  •  Utility Knife
  •  Flooring cutter (optional)
  •  Tape measure
  •  Pencil

 

Installing the first row


Cut off the unsupported tongue of the first row so that a clean, solid edge is toward the wa
ll.

Start installation from the corner of the wall. Tongue side must start facing the wall and it is careful to leave ½ inch expansion space. Install the planks from left side to right side.

Continue Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring.
Install the next plank in the first row by angling the short side tongue into the short side of the first plank.

Shift the plank down towards the end seam and lightly lift the previous plank to engage the end joints together.

Use the same method to complete the installation of the first row. Place the short end tongue of the next floor panel at an angle against the previously installed floor panel and fold gently down. Using gentle force and at an angle, you gradually, from left to right, push the long side tongue into the locking groove of the previous row. Complete the whole row in the same way.


Installing Final Row:
The last row may need to be cut lengthwise (ripped). Make sure ripped piece is at least 1/3 the size of the overall width of the plank. Place the last row of boards to be fit on top of the last row of installed boards. Use a piece of plank or tile as a scribe to trace the contour of the wall. Mark where the board will be cut. If the fit of the wall is simple and straight, simply measure for the correct fit and cut.
After boards are cut, position boards and tap all joints (long AND short ends) with the rubber mallet.