I also run a double row of staples on all plywood just for security. My son chose a rustic pine plank-style flooring, ideal for areas that get wet. Consider the look you want for your stairs and the installation process that will be easiest for you when deciding on a type of vinyl flooring. Factor treads into your layout by starting with those and centering them on your stairs. Any expert advice would be greatly appreciated! Everyone is so helpful and positive. We more than likely have a pro near you that can help you make the right choices. To cut the planks, we only had to measure and then score the flooring the back side with a utility knife.
The only major rule for installing vinyl plank floors is that the surface needs to be flat. However, sheet flooring may be ideal if you need to wrap the vinyl around the edge of the stairs. But not many know how to do that properly in my experience. Furthermore, you can purchase stair treads, or the pieces that go over the edge, made of vinyl. Please let us know if you have any other questions! I can write up an instructional, but it is much better with pictures of each step. Related: The planks were designed to join together at half-lap joints with contact adhesive pre-applied to the mating surfaces.
Another option is to get either solid wood or engineered wood nosing. The best finish results for any type of flooring is where the cuts of a floor slide underneath the door jambs, casing and baseboard trim running around the room. Here's a link to a supplier I have never bought from Here's a picture of it's profile. Last, and my very least, very least choice would be a scribe to metal nosing, not an overlap metal like posted above. We hosted at least a dozen large parties a year at my house for the holidays, birthdays etc. As long as the adhesive states it can be used with luxury vinyl plank then it will work just fine.
In all cases, glued installations must be given sufficient drying time according to the brand of glue used before foot traffic is allowed. Instead of cutting tiles to cover the front of your stairs, just use the treads. For smaller projects, a handheld jamb saw works just fine, but for larger, commercial projects or for areas with many doorways, a power jamb saw is the best option. Installation No matter where you install vinyl flooring, you should always prepare your space. Each break was quite clean. Where the stair covering and vinyl meet will require a transition.
I like the can-do spirit here! Planks, on the other hand, can be glued down or nailed in place, depending on the manufacturer's instructions. And, if I do need to leave space, what should I use to make the stairs still look finished? The most common is a reducer trim piece, sized to the height variance between the two flooring materials. Afterward, you might need to cut more pieces for the rest of the stairs. Just be sure that fastener heads are set below the underlayment surface; otherwise they will telegraph through to the finished floor. Sheet vinyl can be cut with a sharp utility knife, although you need to use a straightedge to help guide your blade when making cuts so you can keep everything straight. My first choice would be to do a wrap of the same flooring material. I am beginning to see how complex this is.
Hello, I am new to the community. So we took a trip to the local home center to pick up materials and supplies. Updating your landing can give your home some more freshness, and matching the stairs to the room they are in keeps your design cohesive. Also, do you recommend underlayment? Some vinyl has tongues and groves while others do not. Comes in brass, silver, brushed, etc.
Installation Sheet vinyl and tiles are glued down with a mastic adhesive that is troweled onto the surface of the stairs before application of the vinyl. Ring shank nails or staples work well, too. When preparing to install a floor for the first time, the installation surface needs to be flat and free of debris. Choose a transition trim piece style according to the height difference you recorded. All you have to do is peel the protective sheet away and lay down your flooring, per your planned design. Even so, there are still a few tricks and tips you can use to help speed up the installation and give you the best results.
Currently the landing consists of plywood subfloor see photos. With peel and stick and glue-down vinyl flooring options, you want to press the product to the ground and work out any air bubbles. . From there, sweep or vacuum the floor to ensure there is no dirt and debris left behind. You can also use a laminate stair nosing if you can find a matching color.