Selection & Pricing
Sub Floor Preparation: Check the
sub-floor to be sure that it’s clean, flat and dry. In case of a potential
moisture problem in the future, install a 6 mil. polyethylene under-layment.
Be sure to overlap this moisture barrier six inches and fold up against
all of the walls three to four inches. This excess will be covered
when the baseboard and trim are installed.
Lay out the PlankLoc®: Next, roll
out the PlankLoc®. It comes in rolls that are 39.4 inches wide and
164 feet long (1). Be sure to lay side by side with
a small gap between rows. Plankloc should be laid perpendicular to
the direction the flooring will be laid. (2). At
the start of each row of PlankLoc®, or when you come to the end of
the roll in the middle of a row, you will need to create a starting
Prepare a Starter Strip: (3)
To create the starter strip, simply peel back the vinyl covering the
width of 2½ planks and cut off the Plankloc®. Fold the vinyl back
to the edge of the PlankLoc®. This is the starter strip. Position
this edge against the wall where you intend to start laying flooring.
Installing the Flooring: Lay the
flooring perpendicular to the PlankLoc® with the tongue facing out
from the starting edge.
Begin by assembling two rows of flooring, wall to
wall, on top of the starting strip. Hold the flooring together with
2” blue painters tape (4). Square these two rows
to the room and establish an expansion space from the wall using shims.
When the first two rows are in position, simply
pull the vinyl out from under the flooring, to the edge of the flooring,
being careful not to expose the adhesive face. Apply pressure to the
flooring to secure it to the PlankLoc®.
Continue laying the flooring wall to wall. Tap each
piece tightly into place (5) and use the 2” painters
tape (be certain to overlap the tape with the section that was previously
secured to the PlankLoc®) (6) to hold securely in
place until you pull the vinyl out from under the flooring and secure
it to the PlankLoc®. Leave the tape on until the entire floor is laid.
You can save time by laying up multiple rows of flooring before removing
the vinyl and sticking the flooring to the PlankLoc®. At the end of
each row, measure and cut the last board to fit.
As you proceed across the room, roll the vinyl up
or cut off the excess. Save a portion of this vinyl for future starting
Transition Areas: If the hardwood
flooring is running lengthwise at a transition to other floor covering,
in addition to securing the flooring and the transition piece to the
PlankLoc®, edge glue the last two rows of flooring and the transition
piece. If the hardwood flooring transitions on end to other floor
covering, glue the transition piece to the hardwood flooring, as well
as the securing the transition piece to PlankLoc®.
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