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Luxury Vinyl Installation

Installing Luxury Vinyl Plank & Tile

Installing Mohawk luxury vinyl plank and tile is quick and easy with Uniclic® Technology, our exclusive glueless locking system. Mohawk luxury vinyl tile can be installed directly over most existing floor coverings, except for carpet, laminate, and cushioned vinyl flooring. With the patented Uniclic® Multifit, vinyl planks can be installed horizontally, vertically, or at an angle, so installation is easy and saves you both money and time.

Installing Sheet Vinyl

Consult your flooring retailer about the recommended method of installing your Mohawk sheet vinyl. Your vinyl installation professional will be able to assess and recommend the proper underlayment, adhesive, and seaming required for your sheet vinyl flooring project.

At the Store

Whether you select sheet vinyl, vinyl plank or tile, always ask your retailer for a professional installation guide or recommendations. In most cases, the retailer will handle all the details of arranging the installation. Be sure to ask about additional fees for things like old flooring removal and disposal, and moving larger furniture pieces.

Preparing for Vinyl Floor Installation

Aside from clearing the installation areas in your home, there are a few other ways to prepare:

  • Luxury vinyl floors need to acclimate to the new environment for 48 hours, so you should have new flooring delivered to your home at least two days before installation.

  • Always examine your new flooring for damage or defects before installation.

  • Be sure to read the approved installation instructions and warranty information.

  • Take care of any repairs to the subfloors before installing new flooring, and make sure the flooring surface is clean, flat, dry, and free of debris.

  • Be sure to install all base and island cabinets before installing luxury vinyl—don’t install cabinets on top of the flooring.

  • Remove all furniture and appliances from the room, as well as wall and doorway trim, and undercut any door casings.

During Installation

Your professional installation team members will bring their own tools, but you should be prepared to help them set up and provide access to electrical power outlets. For hardwood looks, we recommend orienting your planks parallel to the long dimension of the room, but the installers should be able to advise if you’re not sure.

Installing new floors, especially in several rooms at once, will likely disrupt your daily routine. Keep in mind that your furniture and belongings will get moved around, so plan ahead with your installers for the removal and disposal of old flooring.

After Installation

Keep your new vinyl floors in excellent condition with our luxury vinyl care and maintenance tips.

Additional Resources

Luxury Vinyl Care & Maintenance

Luxury Clic Vinyl Installation Instructions (PDF)

Glue Down Luxury Vinyl Installation Instructions (PDF)

Luxury Vinyl Stairnose Installation Instructions (PDF)