With the onset of tightened restrictions and other pandemic measures, many Singaporeans have turned to participate in global trends to pass the time, like dalgona coffee challenges and TikTok dance routines.
One activity that’s also on the rise is home remodelling, more specifically re-flooring. And when it comes to re-flooring, one of the easiest methods is through vinyl floor tiles. The best part is, this can be a home improvement project that gives you the greatest return of investment in the long run.
Vinyl flooring is a dependable flooring method that’s been used since the late 1800s. In the last few years, it has become increasingly popular because of both its functionality and aesthetically pleasing nature.
Some benefits you can boast include:
Vinyl floor tiles are produced using coloured PVC chips, making them durable against temperature changes and humidity. This is also applicable to the wide array of eco-friendly vinyl flooring options.
Whether you’re doing it yourself or via a trusted contractor, you may shop for cost-effective vinyl flooring with reliable companies in Singapore. Even on a tight budget, you can find exactly what you need.
Vinyl flooring looks great and gives your home a feel of elegance!
Above all, vinyl floor tiles are extremely simple to install, especially with the click-lock system. Especially if you are looking to change your existing floor, keep scrolling to learn how to upgrade your flooring on your own!
STEP 1: Ensure that your subfloors are both flat and smooth. Do note your preparation is dependent on your subfloor material, so it’s best to consult a professional as a precaution.
STEP 2: Measure the room to calculate how many planks you’ll need, also to decide which direction you’d like the flooring to be facing.
STEP 3: Fit your tiles from left to right, starting from the top left-hand corner. Do leave a small space between the flooring and walls to allow for natural expansion and contraction.
STEP 4: Angle the tongue (the small flat edge of the panel), and gently click it into the groove of the neighbouring panel.
STEP 5: Use a utility knife to remove any excess left on the tiles to ensure a perfect fit.
This can cause your vinyl floor tiles to “flex” up and down, and possibly damage your locking system. Be sure to assess your sub-floor condition prior to the installation of your vinyl floor to ensure it is ready to receive the vinyl flooring.
Before installing your tiles, make sure to acclimatise them to the temperature and humidity of your surroundings to prevent buckling. A period of 24 – 48 hours before your installation is recommended.
As with all-natural materials, all floors will have natural movement due to the expansion and contraction of materials when they react to the temperature of the surroundings. Therefore make sure there’s sufficient space between the walls and fixtures and your flooring. Not doing so may result in your new vinyl flooring buckling under the pressure.
Mistakes like these are frequent and can have a long-term impact on both your flooring and your wallet. It is, therefore, best to hire a professional contractor to get the best results.
DIY vinyl flooring is an easy process that can elevate the elegance of your home. Should you need assistance, our team at The Floor Gallery is equipped to aid you with your vinyl floor installation, as well as any other renovation projects in Singapore!