Installation Guide - Vinyl Floor Tiles
Installation is simple, easy and perfect for DIY lovers. No need for a Tiler, grout or any expensive tile cutting tools. Just follow the installation guide and enjoy that new designer tile look in no time.
Things you will need:
- Cutting Surface (thick cardboard or scrap piece of wood)
- Stanley Knife (use a fresh blade)
- Cleaning Agent (sugar soap or dish washing liquid)
- Cleaning Cloth
- Bucket of Warm Water
- Fine Sandpaper (as needed depending on surface)
- Silicone or Caulk (for edges)
Step 1 - Clean the Surface
To ensure the tile adhesive sticks to your projects surface wipe the area clean with a gentle cleaning agent to remove any dirt, dust or debris. Wait for the area to be touch dry before proceeding to the next step.
Step 2 - Acclimate the Tiles
Allow the vinyl tiles to acclimate to the room's temperature and humidity for at least 48 hours. This helps prevent issues like expansion or contraction after installation.
Step 3 - Lay First Tile Sheet
Starting in the corner of the longest wall, peel back the film and place the first tile sheet on the floor. Once applied use your hand to firmly press sheet onto the floor for optimum adhering.
Step 4 - Continue Laying Tiles
Continue to install tiles in rows, working your way outward, and use a straight edge or your hands to ensure they are firmly pressed down with no air bubbles or gaps.
Step 5 - Cutting Tile
When you reach the edges of the room, you'll likely need to cut tiles to fit. Measure and mark the tiles that need cutting, and use a stanley knife to make precise cuts.
Step 6 - Fit and Finish
Ensure the cut tiles fit snugly against walls and in corners. Use a stanley knife to make any small adjustments as needed. Continue installing tiles until you've covered the entire floor, ensuring a tight fit between tiles.
Don't forget to take plenty of photos and share!