For the new floor, we did a lot of research and ultimately decided to go with LifeProof Vinyl Plank Flooring that is exclusively available at The Home Depot
STEP 1 - tRANSITIONS
If you will have transitions between the new vinyl floor and any existing floor or carpet, you will need appropriate reducers. Cut and install the metal strips that come with the reducer before beginning
STEP 2 – CLEAN
Before installing, thoroughly vacuum the area where you will be installing the flooring with a shop vacuum to get rid of any debris
STEP 3 – CUTTING VINYL PLANK FLOORING
you can simply score the front of the plank with a utility knife a couple of times and snap the board. Be careful to keep the knife at the same location as you score.
Step 4 – INSTALLING THE FIRST ROW
Cut out and remove the tongue part of the planks using a utility knife. This is the side that will be facing the wall.
Step 5 – INSTALLING THE SECOND ROW
The first plank of the second row is a pretty straightforward – just hook it onto the previous row and snap into place using the tapping block from the installation kit.
Step 6 – INSTALLING NEAR DOOR JAMBS
Flush-cut the jamb using a scrap piece of the vinyl plank as a guide and using an oscillating multi-tool or handheld flush cut saw.
Step 7 – HOW TO INSTALL LAST ROW
For planks at the very end where you may not have enough space to use the tapping block, the installation kit comes with an S-shaped bar that can be used to pull the planks together.
The vinyl plank flooring is Installed!
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