How to Install

LVT Fitting Guide

One of the main positives of LVT is that it is suitable for DIY fitting, especially when using a click based system. Whilst we do recommend a professional floor fitter to ensure a smooth and consistent finish, if you are looking to fit your LVT yourself follow these useful tips below!

Measure the Room Accurately

Using a simple pen and paper, draw the shape of the room, making sure to include any doorframes. For doors, you will need to measure halfway into the doorway. For non-rectangular rooms, it is easiest to take a measure of the longest length and width, however this may lead to wastage. To allow for cutting and wastage, industry standard is to get 10% more than is measured.

LVT can be installed over any subfloor, just ensure the subfloor is clean, hard, smooth, dry and level.

If you run the LVT planks parallel to the longest wall, this will help to make the room appear longer. Another key consideration is that laying the planks in the line of light is good when facing a window.

Tools you will need

How to fit Click LVT

1) Using your utility knife, click the click system from one side of each plank in the first row. This is to ensure that the planks fit against the wall.

2) Not forgetting to use your spacers, start laying your planks, starting next to the wall. For LVT, it is vital to have a spacer between the plank and the wall so that there is an extension gap.

3) Once the first plank is down, fit the next plank in the row by putting the tongue side of the next plank into the groove of the previous plank. Ensure a proper fit by rolling over the seams. Continue this process for the entire row. The last plank will need to be cut to fit. When measuring between the previous plank and the wall, remember the spacer. When cutting, use the straight edge and the utility knife to score the surface of the plank / tile, then simply snap the plank / tile in a clean smooth motion.

4) If the offcut a decent length, use this as the first plank in the new row. To fit the second plank in this new row, place the long side of the plank with the tongue overlapping the groove of the plank already laid. Then you will need to pivot the plank down and fit the short side tongue and groove together.

5) Continue this process the whole way across the room. For the final row, you might need to cut it to size, remembering to factor in the spacers.

6) Once you have rollered over every plank to ensure a tight fit, you can safely remove the spacers from the perimeter of the room.

Confused? Don’t worry, we can arrange expert fitting for you, and provide a fitting guarantee for peace of mind.