How to Install 5mm LuxLay Vinyl Planks – Surface Preparation

Our 5mm LuxLay Vinyl Planks have a method of installation that is DIY friendly but as with all DIY projects the end result depends on your preparation.
Below are some fundamental tips to make sure your existing flooring is prepped correctly.

Stripping The Subfloor

Stripping your subfloor is the first step and depending on the size of the area(s) you are renovating this can be a rather BIG job but do not let this first step deter you as although it might take a bit of time it makes the rest of the installation process look like a piece of cake and the end result will be well worth it!

** In some cases, where the subfloor is in good condition (smooth, level) our 5mm LuxLay Vinyl Planks can be laid straight over the top but please bear in mind this is not an option we usually suggest and would prefer either one of our LuxLay Sales Team or Installers view the floor first. **

Preparing The New Surface

After you have removed the old flooring, chances are the concrete or timber subfloor underneath will have some popped up nails, pieces of dried glue or other dirt and grime that will need to be removed with a scraper and cleaned thoroughly.

Flatten the Area

Levelling the area(s) is the next step and the most vital part of your installation process as this ensures your new 5mm LuxLay Vinyl Planks are laid flat with no lumps or divots. If the surface isn’t level, it will create a noticeable elevated area that won’t look or feel good when walked on. Frequent walking on uneven spots can also put strain on your LuxLay Vinyl Planks and cause edges to lift. For smooth application, the subfloor should be sanded and cleaned to minimise imperfections. We recommend you sweep, mop and vacuum area(s) thoroughly to remove any loose material prior to installation.

LuxLay Tip

Prior to installation, place your new 5mm LuxLay Vinyl Planks in the room(s) to allow them to acclimate. We recommend at least 48 hours as this is a necessary step in allowing your planks to acclimatise to their new environment (i.e. temperature/humidity).

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