Floating Floors DIY Installation Tips

Floating floors are all the rage when it comes to DIY home renovations. They are easy and quick to install no matter the user's skill level and still have a luxurious appearance. What more could anyone ask for?

Although the installation process is easy, there are a few small tricks that can offer you excellent results. It may seem like one extra step, but in the end, you will be thanking yourself for how amazing it looks.

Continue reading if you want to learn tips that will make your floating floor installation be effortless and look flawless.

Prepare The Floor

Preparing the floor goes beyond sweeping. One of the first things you will want to do is ensure all the nails and screws are in place. Some of them may need to be replaced or tightened. If the floor has splinters popping up smooth down them down by using a sander.

You will also want to remove the baseboards so there isn't a gap between them and your new floor.

Know Your Pattern 

Of course, when you install a new floor, you should know which direction you want the planks to run. But knowing the pattern of your floor layout is more than that. It also means knowing where you will need to cut planks to fit the shape of your wall. 

You will need to consider all corners and wall bump-outs. Make sure you measure the exact dimension of the cut you need to make; it will save you time and material. 

Let The Planks Acclimate

If you intend to use Loose Lay or Glue Down Luxury Vinyl Planks for your project this step is particularly important, and not for SPC Click. It's easy to get excited and want to jump right into your flooring project, but this step can greatly impact the fit of the seams in your floors.

Before you lay down the new flooring, allow the planks to sit in the room for up to two days. It will help the planks acclimate to the humidity and temperature of the room.

Wear Protective Gear

It's no secret that when you're doing a DIY flooring project you will be moving around on your knees often. After the project is complete you will be left feeling stiff and sore for days to come.

Prevent injury and pain by investing in quality protective gear such as knee pads.

Your body will thank you later for simply putting on this small piece of protective gear.

For an extra level cushion, you can also utilize garden kneeling pads. You can typically find these in any stores' gardening section.

Good Luck

If you need additional tips or information regarding installation, contact us. We are here to help. 

DIY can save you money and still offer you professional-like results. Try implementing these excellent tips in your next home flooring project.