04 Oct DIY Vinyl Plank Flooring Install
Becca Bertotti from Adventures in Decorating converts her cellar flooring with the help of The Home Depot. Check out this step-by-step navigate of how she improved her carpets with luxury vinyl plank flooring.
LVP is the New MVP in our Basement
In an effort to give our vault rec room a little bit of courtesy and personality, my husband and I decided to say goodbye to our lackluster carpet and hello to beautiful luxury vinyl plank flooring( “LVP” )! After a bit of research, we knew that TrafficMASTER Allure vinyl plank flooring was our best option because of its soundnes, affordability and “DIY friendly” installing process! And, while TrafficMASTER Allure has several astonishing LVP choices, eventually, we chose their Khaki Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring and couldn’t be happier! Read on for a step-by-step install guide.
Once we acquired our vinyl plank flooring( that we constituted sure was all from the same colour parcel, which is now being differentiated on the outside of each chest ), we accumulated it in our vault for a few dates to help it acclimate to the atmosphere where it was going to be installed. During that time, we got busy with our prep duty! The first step was to draw out the carpet, which was a rapid and easy process! Then, after we completely vacuumed the exposed concrete flooring, it was time to prepare it for the LVP. We added two coatings of UGL Drylok Clear to give our basement flooring the moisture obstruction protection necessary for suitable facility.
Once the necessary prep was terminated, we followed the easy instructions provided and laid the first sequence of LVP( uttering sure to leave at least a 1/8 ” gap between our base molding and the flooring so that the LVP can properly expand and contract ).
As this is a swimming floor, adhesive GripStripsTM help to easily locked the planks to one another. The trick is to start fixing them at a 45 -degree angle in the top region and act your acces down and then along the board, applying copious influence during this process. And , not to fret if you don’t get a “seamless” look the first time, you have a 10 -minute window where you may carefully mark the two planks and reattach them.
When it was time for the last board on the first row, we simply assessed the section needed…
Marked the measurement on the back of the board( using our tape measure and tier )…
Scored the board( abusing our practicality bayonet )… and then snarled!
It was that easy! We were then able to use the “leftover” piece of vinyl timber flooring to start the second sequence, which helped us achieve the staggered seam blueprint we wanted. After installing every few rows, we use our extendable flooring roller to go over the seams to help secure the suitable adhesive bond.
The project moved along immediately … before we knew it, we were done!
Once we invested the LVP, we rented a 100 lb. tile roller with rotations to go over the storey a few times( in different directions) to ensure the proper bonding of the adhesive GripStripsTM.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the results! The LVP is perfect and to completely altered our vault!
BEFORE Bye-bye, carpet!
Thanks to The Home Depot and its TrafficMASTER Allure Khaki Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring, we now cherish our vault rec room! In actuality, we already know where we want to install brand-new flooring next!
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