Vinyl plank flooring can be installed over concrete, wood or even existing vinyl flooring for the most durable floor that can withstand moisture. Homeowners in the Gold Coast area have a lot of options when it comes to redoing their flooring since they can choose from tile to vinyl to hardwood or carpet.
However, when renovating on a budget it is important to weigh the various pros and cons of these flooring types to find one that is durable, affordable and aesthetically appealing. Vinyl flooring is a popular choice for most homeowners because it often meets these three requirements. In this article, we will look at the correct floor preparation when installing plank flooring.
One of the most important requirements when installing vinyl plank floors is that the surface must be flat and free of debris especially when preparing to install a plank flooring for the first time. One way to achieve this is to use a floor scraper, a floor grinder or a belt sander to quickly scrap off high spots in the subfloor. The next thing will be to sweep or vacuum the floor to get rid or any dirt or debris left behind. A self-leveler which is available in pre-mixed or powder form may also be used to help you create a smooth and flat surface. This product dries quickly and works quickly and its strength is similar to concrete. If you are installing vinyl over your old vinyl floor, you may not need to level the surface again if it is flat.
A concrete subfloor has its own unique subfloor preparation procedures. The first step will involve testing the floor for moisture by taping a small piece of scrap vinyl to the concrete floor using duct tape to tightly seal the edges. The vinyl is then left in place for 72 hours before it is pulled up. If the floor is dry enough and ready for vinyl, the duct tape will not release easily. The concrete subfloor should be cleaned with a wet-dry vacuum to get rid of any dust or debris. Any low spots on the concrete should be filled with a patching compound and the edges of the patch feathered to blend well with the surrounding concrete.
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If you are looking for the best Vinyl plank Installation services in the Gold Coast area, contact Carpets on the Move on 07 5523 0777 today for a flawless floor finish that will add aesthetics to your interior design. We are committed to providing world-class services for both commercial and residential structures in a timely manner.