Luxury Plank Vinyl
INDIANAPOLIS – This home area is for flooring, specifically luxury vinyl plank or LVP. It is a floating floor that looks like wood or tiles that connect and float on top of the subfloor. There are many videos on how to install flooring like LVP. This idea is for a flooring laying pattern that you may not have thought of. Plus, there are a few more ideas to make sure it’s as simple as possible and done correctly.
Choose your flooring
The first step is to choose the flooring that you think will go best with your home. There are so many styles and colors to choose from and so many brands. It’s best to ask experts or even friends and family to find out what has worked best for them, based on where you live. The more information you have, the better it will be for you to make an informed choice.
And don’t forget to look in the liquidation section. Many items are in this section because they are superseded or overstocked, not necessarily because they are out of style. Luxury vinyl planks have slight variations in color and pattern to resemble wood. But I wanted to try something different in the bathroom. Instead of using just one color, I wanted to try a variety of colors.
“There will be quite a few options you can use. The biggest tip is to make sure it’s the same size and thickness, otherwise it won’t work,” said Calvin Underwood, director general of Floor & Decor Indianapolis.
Sample your work
I decided to use a variety of colors, but they complement each other when laid side by side. Underwood said to stick with the same brand and size, so it fits together.
Some stores like Floor and Décor have open sample boxes of their flooring so you can pull out pieces to see what it looks like. You can even lay tiles on the floor to see what might go together. I decided to use 4 colors but you can use as many as you want.
The key I found is to use the same color in the same line. That way it’s basically the same color through and through. Otherwise it got really busy when I put different colors in the same row. But if you have an eye for mixing and matching in the same row, you can also give it a try.
No saw, no problem
This is a huge time saver. For the most part, you don’t need a saw to cut LVP. Electric saws work, but they can create a dusty mess. They aren’t any faster either, especially if you have to do your cuts outdoors or in the garage.
All you need is a sharp knife and a speed square or something to mark a straight line on the LVP.
Using your utility knife, mark the area where you want to cut the board. Then just place it on your knee, a board or a bench. Although very strong, the boards are also easy to cut.
To go finished instructions for what happens below floor
Finally, what should be put under the parquet? Do what is written on the box.
Failure to use the correct underlay may void the warranty. It all depends on the product! Believe it or not, the type I used would void the warranty if I had used any type of underlay.
If this is an option for you, it is recommended to use an undercoat. It will give you additional benefits, such as extra warmth, and reduce the noise that can come from the product coming into contact with the subfloor when you walk on it.
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