Luxury Vinyl Plank Click Installation Instruction
Before You Begin
Please read all instructions carefully before you begin. Improper installation will void warranty.
Check panels for defects such as color, sheen difference or chips prior to installation. Check that the channel is clean and free of debris. Defective panels should not used.
The maximum room/run size is 40x40 feet(12x12 meters).
When using panels from more than one package, check to be sure colors and pattern match before you begin. During installation, mix and match panels from each box throughout the floor.
Remove baseboard moldings if possible. If they are difficult to remove, they may be left in place. Quarter round molding is recommended to cover the space between flooring and baseboard.
Tools & Supplies
In order to have a successful installation, all floor surfaces must be clean, dry, solid, even and level. Remove carpet staples and glue prior to installation.
To check for evenness, hammer a nail into the center of the floor. Tie a string to the nail and push the knot against the floor. Pull the string tight to the farthest corner of the room and examine the floor at eye level for any gaps between the string and floor. Move the string around the perimeter of the room noting any gaps larger than 3/16’’. Any floor unevenness of more than 3/16’’ per 10 feet must be sanded down or filled in with appropriate filler.
Do not install on surface that has moisture problems. New concrete needs cure for at least 60 days before installation.
For best result, the temperature should be 50°- 95°F.
The width of the first row of planks should be approximately the same width as the last row. Measure across the room and divide by the width of the plank to see how many full width planks will be used and what size width will be needed for the last row. If desired, cut the first row plank to shorter width to make it more symmetrical to the last row.
To make sure that decorative surface of the PVC is under the finished trim when installed, remove the tongue on the long side of the panels for the side that touches the wall. Use a utility knife to score through the tongue several times until it easily snaps off. (Figure 1)
Start in a corner by placing the first panel with its trimmed side facing the wall. (Figure 2)
To attach your second panel along the wall, lower and lock the end tongue of the second panel into the end groove of the first panel. Line up edges carefully. The panels should be flat to the floor.(Figure 3)
Continue connecting the first row until you reach the last full panel. Rotate the final panel 180°with the pattern side upward. Place it beside the row and make at the place where the last full panel ends. Use a sharp utility knife to score the plank, the snap along the score line for clean cut. Attach as described above.(Figure 4)
Begin the next row with the remainder of piece from the previous row to stagger the pattern. Piece should be a minimum of 16’’.(Figure 5)
To start the second row, tilt the panel at about 35°and push the side on the long side of the panel into the side groove of the very first panel. When lowered, the plank will click into place.(Figure 6)
Follow these same instructions with the next panel, attaching the long side first by tilting 35°and pushing the new panel as close as possible to the previous row. Make sure the edges are lined up. Lower the panel to the floor, locking the end tongue into the end groove of the first panel. Continue laying remaining panels in this manner.(Figure 7)
To fit the last row, place a full row of planks directly on top of previous row of installed planks keeping the tongue in the same direction as that of the installed planks. Place another panel upside down against the wall to use as a guide. Trace a line down the planks. Cut the panel and attach into position.(Figure 8)
To cut around door frames and heating vents, first cut the panel to the correct length. Then place the cut panel next to its actual position and use a ruler to measure the areas to be cut out. Mark the panel and cut out the marked points.
Trim door frames by turning a panel upside down and using a handsaw to cut away the necessary height so that panels slide easily under the frames.