Install Instructions: LVP Clic Vinyl
CLICK LUXURY VINYL PLANK INSTALLATIONSuitable Sub-floors
Rough, textured or porous surfaces; well-bonded solid floors; dry, clean well-cured concrete (cured for at least 60 days prior); wood floors with plywood on top. All surfaces must be clean and dust free. Can be installed over radiant heated floors (not above 85º F).
Rough, uneven surfaces including carpet and underlayment. This product is not suitable in rooms that could potentially flood or rooms that have damp concrete or saunas. Do not install to areas which are exposed to long term sunlight such as sun rooms or solarium's.
The vinyl planks should be allowed to acclimatize at room temperature (68 º F) for 48 hours prior to installation. Carefully check each plank for any defects before installation. Remove any traces of glue or residue from previous flooring from the sub-floor.
Tools and Supplies
- Utility knife
- Tape measure
Start in a corner by placing the first plank with the tongue side facing the wall. Use spacers along each wall to maintain an expansion gap of 5/16 inch – 3/8 inch between the wall and the floor.
To attach the second plank, insert the end tongue into the end groove of the very first plank at an angle of approximately 12-60 degrees. When lowered, the plank will click into place. Line up edges carefully. The planks should be flat to the floor.
Continue connecting the first row until you reach the last full plank. Fit the last plank by rotating the plank 180 degrees with the pattern side upward, place beside row. Measure and mark, then using a ruler and utility knife, score the plank and snap off. Attach as described above.
Begin the next row with the off cut piece from the previous row to stagger the pattern. Pieces should be a minimum of 8 inches long and the joint offset should be at least 16 inches.
To start your second row, lay your first plank on the subfloor. Take your second plank, insert the end tongue into the end groove of the first plank at an angle of 15-20 degrees. When lowered, the plank will click into place with light pressure. The planks should be flat on the floor. Make sure gaps are as small as possible. Continue assembling the planks this way until you have your second row complete.
To attach the second row to the first row, tilt and push the side tongue into the side groove of the first panel at an angle of 15-20 degrees. Lower and click into place lining the edges up carefully. Continue laying remaining planks in this manner.
To fit the last row, lay a plank on top of the previous row. With the tongue to the wall, lay another plank upside down on the one to be measured and use it as a ruler. Don’t forget to allow room for spacers. Cut the plank and attach into position.
Door frames and heating vents also require expansion room. First cut the plank to the correct length. Then place the cut plank next to its actual position and use a ruler to measure the areas to be cut out and mark them. Cut out marked points allowing the necessary expansion distance on each side.
You can trim door frames by turning a plank upside down and using a handsaw to cut away the necessary height so that planks slide easily under the frames.