Luxury Vinyl Tools and Supplies

What you need to install a luxury vinyl floor

With the numerous styles of luxury vinyl on the market, installation has become a beginner level DIY project.  One of the beauties of this new flooring is that you don’t need many specialty tools. Here is the recommended gear:PFCandKIT

  • Tape Measure and Pencils
  • Vinyl Flooring (How Much do You Need?)
  • Flooring Cutter – such as a PFC
  • Utility Knife
  • Sturdy Straight Edge
  • Level
  • Transition strips
  • Trim and Moldings (if you are not reusing old trim)
  • Spacers
  • Undercut Saw

While preparing, consider whether you’ll need any special tools.  Are there door jambs or odd corners that will require special cuts?  Do the manufacturer’s instructions advise the use of a tapping block?  Is the subfloor uneven? If you answered yes to any of these, you may need additional tools:

Once you have gathered all the essential tools and supplies, its time to prepare for installation.