Armstrong Vinyl Plank Flooring is one of the easiest DIY projects for a homeowner to attempt. This flooring comes in several widths, mimics actual wood and features beveled edges and ends. The planks are bonded together with an overlapping edge of adhesive and not affixed directly to the floor. A 1/8-inch expansion gap at the edges of the walls is covered over with molding nailed to the wall. It is water-resistant and easy to maintain once installed, making it a logical choice for any room in the home.
Vinyl plank flooring comes in a variety of types that look like real wood. You can choose from a finish in birch, fruitwood, maple, pine, oak, walnut, hickory or bamboo.
Low gloss is the most popular, but there are several varieties that offer a high-gloss finish.
All varieties of Armstrong plank flooring are 48 inches in length. The width varies depending on the type of wood pattern chosen. Widths range from 3 inches up to 6 inches.
Dry-fit the area first. Lay the planks parallel to the longest wall in the room, and work in a left-to-right fashion. The planks are bonded together by an adhesive strip that overlaps the plank beside it. It is a "floating" floor, meaning it is not bonded to the subfloor below it. Rows should be staggered.
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