Storage of new sheet vinyl is as important to a successful installation as the technique used to install it. Improper storage can affect the outcome of the installation. Climate control of temperature and humidity are essential. All sheet goods should be tightly rolled face (decorative side) out and not unrolled until just prior to installation to avoid distortion of the size and pattern.
Subfloor preparation is also critical to the success of resilient floor. Make sure it is structurally sound, flat, rigid, free of any debris and oily or waxy substances. The absence of moisture and mold or mildew is also a requirement. Special care must be taken when installing over an existing floor covering surface. Consult your sales associate or manufacturer specifications for additional information.
Periodically, you may discover concealed damaged once your old floor covering has been removed. It is at this time that a qualified installer will be able to determine any repairs necessary to bring the floor into compliance with manufacturer specifications and allow it to properly accept the new flooring.
It is important to determine what furniture and/or appliances can and will be moved by the installer. Typically, there are select items, such as antiques, pianos, and aquariums, for which moving services may not be available. Most flooring installers are not licensed to disconnect or reconnect water or gas. It is recommended that a licensed professional be retained to take care of plumbing, electrical and electronic needs. If you are doing the furniture and appliance removal yourself, be sure to have the work areas cleared before the installer arrives. Please consult your sales associate for more specific information.