Tips For Installing LVP Flooring In Different Rooms Of Your Home
Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring is a great way to transform the look of your home. While the installation of LVP is quite simple, the installation process is not the same in every room. Here are some tips to ensure your LVP flooring is installed correctly.
The kitchen will be a very high-traffic room of the home, which is also prone to moisture and spills. That is why you will want to make sure that you have a waterproof underlayment so that spills do not go through the flooring material and into the subfloor. When you place heavy appliances on LVP flooring, you may want to put additional protection down so that the appliances do not rest directly on the material, since the weight can cause the planks to become indented.
Bathrooms are going to have the same problem with spills as the kitchen, which is why you also need that waterproof underlayment material underneath. However, water is much more common on a bathroom floor. By sealing the edges of the LVP flooring material, you will help prevent water from penetrating around the edges. In addition, using self-leveling cement as a subfloor material will prevent there from being dips in the floor that can cause water to pool.
Your basement is going to potentially have problems with water intrusion from the foundation. While LVP is a waterproof material, you still do not want to have water underneath the floorboards. Even though LVP flooring is waterproof and will somewhat protect your basement from water, you should still make sure that you take care of any additional basement waterproofing before the installation.
Your mudroom is going to be an area that sees a lot of wear and tear from everyone that enters your home. Consider installing a form of LVP flooring material that has a thicker protective wear layer so that the room can withstand all of the dirty shoes that track in water, snow, and debris from outside. It may be worth spending more on this material, just because you do not want it to get worn down before the rest of the LVP flooring in your home.
Need help making sure that your LVP flooring is installed correctly? Reach out to a flooring company, such as Floorco Flooring, in your area that can assist with the installation and handle it all for you.