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Learn what to expect before, during, and after your professional vinyl floor installation occurs.

Vinyl installation - what to expect

Our team of trained professionals has installation down to an art form. Learn more about our unique and comprehensive vinyl flooring installation process.

Vinyl Installation | Off-Price Carpet Outlet
Vinyl Installation | Off-Price Carpet Outlet

During installation

Here’s the procedure an experienced installation professional will follow:

  • Current flooring: A professional installer will start with a flat surface, which may require extensive prep work—such as removing the existing floor or installing a new subfloor on top of an existing floor.
  • Moisture testing: Vinyl flooring is less sensitive to moisture than hardwood, but the existing subfloor will still need to be tested so that moisture-related problems can be avoided later.
  • Installation method: In floating floors, as the name suggests, planks are attached to each other, not to the subfloor. Glue-down floors require a bit more time and effort. The length of time your installation takes will vary.


The vinyl installation process

Before installation 

  • Make sure you know who’s removing your existing flooring. If you want, the installer can do it. If not, you should make arrangements to have it removed.
  • Who’s moving the furniture? Decide in advance if you want to take on the responsibility or if you want the installer to handle it. 
  • Measure door clearances before you have your Vinyl installed. If the new floor is thicker than your existing floor, door bottoms may rub. Plan in advance to have someone shave or saw the correct amount off the bottom of each door so it does not drag.
  • Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.
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