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How to Install Vinyl Tile Flooring


The process of installing vinyl tiles starts by removing any existing carpet or linoleum from the area where you plan to install them. You should also make sure that there are no obstacles such as walls, doors, windows, outlets and switches before proceeding with laying out your new flooring material.

Installing Vinyl Tile Flooring

Installing vinyl tile flooring is a relatively easy process. Make sure you have all the tools you will need, or linoleum and then apply a layer of adhesive. It is important to allow the adhesive to dry before proceeding to lay out the tiles, this usually takes about two hours.

How to Prepare the Surface for Installation?

Your new floor should be prepared for installation by removing any existing carpet or linoleum, then applying a layer of adhesive, and allowing it to dry before proceeding to lay out the tiles. It is important to leave yourself plenty of room for cutting around walls, doors, windows, outlets and switches!

How to Locate the Flooring?

Finding the center of your room is where you will begin laying out your new floor. You can do this by measuring diagonally across the room, marking these two points with chalk, and drawing a straight line between them. Another method involves using string or mason’s line to create a straight edge across the room.

How to Lay Out the Tiles?

Mark your perimeter by placing one full tile at each corner of the room, ensuring that it is flush with the walls. The next step is to place another row of tiles along both walls, leaving gaps for any obstacles like doorways or windows. At this point, your pattern should resemble the checkerboard you see in dollhouses! Now it is time for your first row of tiles, which will run perpendicular to both walls. Again these should line up with the side edges of the existing tiles.

How Many Tiles you’ll need Per Room?

The number of tiles required per room depends on the size and layout. Smaller, square rooms will need fewer tiles than larger, rectangular ones because there is less space to cover. The number of tiles required also increases for rooms that have a lot of angles or curves. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the length and width of your room, then divide by nine. This number should be close to how many tiles you will need to complete your installation.


If you are looking for a new flooring, vinyl tile is an affordable option that can be installed relatively quickly. This blog post covered the process of installing vinyl tile to help make your decision easier. We are always happy to help our customers with anything they need when it comes to their home improvement projects. If you have any questions about the vinyl tile flooring installation process or would like some advice on what type of flooring might work best for your needs, don’t hesitate to contact us https://www.erniesfloors.com/.

How to Install Vinyl Tile Flooring
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