No matter what your budget
may be, self-stick vinyl is a great flooring option. It’s affordable, durable, and
comes in a variety of styles. They’re also highly resistant
to dents, stains, and scuffs. So today, we’re going to go over how
you can install self-stick vinyl tiles. Most vinyl tiles sold today
has a peel-and-stick backing. It’s a good product that makes the job
of installation a little easier, which is why homeowners love it. It’s important to point out
that vinyl flooring must be used in a
temperature-controlled environment before, during, and after installation. In fact, not acclimating the
products for 48 to 72 hours in the room of installation may
result in the failure of the adhesive. Installation requires that you
first properly prepare the subfloors before laying the tiles. The adhesive is already
on the back of the tile. All ready to go? Let’s do this. All right, the first step
is surface preparation. Self-stick vinyl tiles can be installed
over a variety of subfloors, including concrete, plywood, or sheet vinyl. No matter what the surface, it must
be free of old adhesive, moisture, and dust. It must be smooth before
any tile installation. For porous floors like concrete or
wood, you’ll need a latex floor primer. The primer must dry completely
before any installation occurs. Step two is where we’ll
plan out the installation. With backing still on the tile,
begin mapping out your tiles. Start by identifying
the center of the room. Measure out the length
and width of the room and draw guidelines from the center
of each wall using a chalk line. Use the intersection of your lines
to find the center of the room. This is a crucial step
and will make sure you have enough tiles to finish the room. Make sure all tiles are
from the same lot and batch. Mixing tiles and planks can
cause visual inconsistencies. Step three, place the tiles. From the center out,
start to place your tiles. Avoid space at the edges of the room by
adjusting the arrangement of the tiles. You don’t want less than 6 inches. Step four, peel the backings
and apply the tiles. Remove the backing from the first
placed tile in the center of the room. Press it down firmly. To keep the work area clean, have
a trash bag or small can handy while you work to collect the
release papers as they’re removed. The next tile should
be installed tightly against the edge of the initial tile. Install the remaining tiles in a step
pattern, working one section at a time. Step five, fix any end tiles. It’s possible that the last tile
in a row may need to be cut to fit. Trim the tile by placing
it over the last full tile. Then place another full
tile against the wall. Use this method to mark a cutting
line where the tiles overlap. For irregular cuts, make a
pattern and transfer it to a tile. Score the top of the tile gently. Test the template to ensure it fits. Then if it’s set, you can remove
the backing and place the tile. Be sure to place the
cut against the wall. Step six, roll your floor. To assure your tiles
are set firmly, it’s important to use a roller
on the finished tiles. Roll back and forth in both directions
to bond the tiles to the floor. Install the wall base and
moldings to complete the project. Once finished, we suggest waiting
five days before washing the floor. Self-stick vinyl tiles are
not only easy to install, they’re a beautiful
addition to your home. Plus, they’re extremely
durable and maintenance-free. Before you go ahead and get
your floor started, make sure you have all the right resources. Tool wise, you’ll need a tape measure,
a chalk line, a utility knife, a carpenter’s square, and a roller. Your subfloor will determine
what you’ll need to prepare it. Got any questions? Head over to your local
Home Depot and ask the folks in the flooring department. They’ve got you covered.

How to Install Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring | The Home Depot

8 thoughts on “How to Install Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring | The Home Depot

  • December 28, 2018 at 7:39 pm
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    Mark is doing this for me today. Thank you Mark.

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  • January 17, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    Is there a trick/tip to cutting these to fit around a toilet?

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  • February 19, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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    I saw it mentioned putting down a latex flooring for concrete/basement. Could I use flex seal? I sometimes get water seaped up from the floor and want to know if the tiles will stick to the flex seal?

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  • February 26, 2019 at 12:19 am
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    Thank you ! Lmao really helped me at work 🖖🏽😂

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  • March 2, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    I put these tiles down when i first moved into my home 20 years ago ….can these be painted if so with what.thanks

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  • March 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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    In order to make sure there is more than 6 inches at the walls, you cannot just start in the "center" of the room. You may end up with 1 inch short of a wall and that would be undesirable.

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  • April 6, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    Are these removable

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  • July 17, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    Latex on a wood floor, what is the difference in that subfloor, it was also made of wood?

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