How to Install Vinyl Flooring

Learning how to install vinyl flooring can be an easy do-it-yourself project. While it is best to refer to a how-to type website for complete guidance on how to install vinyl flooring, it’s just as important to keep it looking new. If your existing vinyl floor has lost all of its shine and looks really old, you can bring it back to life with an inexpensive floor restorer.

Vinyl has been around for a while, but because of its scarcity during World War II, vinyl flooring was not widely marketed until the late 1940s. It finished bumping linoleum out of its number-one spot by the 1960s; linoleum has not been produced much since the 1970s. Vinyl’s durability and resilience to stain and moisture make it a popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and high-traffic areas. You can hire a professional to install it or use a step-by-step guide on how to install vinyl flooring and do it yourself.

After installation, avoid moving any heavy furniture or appliances onto the new flooring for at least 24 to 48 hours. This will allow the adhesive used on the seams to dry and will also allow the new flooring time to shape itself to the subfloor.

Maintenance of your new vinyl flooring is pretty easy. You can usually clean it with a mop and warm water; if it needs additional cleaning, try ¼ cup vinegar mixed with a quart of warm water, a few drops of dish liquid dissolved in the water, or a product made for the care of vinyl flooring. Once it is clean, you can keep it looking cleaner longer with a floor restorer. Pro Shot® Floor Restorer keeps linoleum floor tile looking new. It goes down in one easy application, dries to a mirror-like finish in about 30 minutes, and is UL-listed for slip resistance. Pro Shot® is petroleum-free, so it’s safer for your kids and pets.