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How to Install LifeProof Flooring?

LifeProof flooring is a type of vinyl flooring that is waterproof, durable, and easy to install. Here are the general steps to install LifeProof flooring:

Materials:

  • LifeProof flooring

  • Measuring tape

  • Utility knife or vinyl cutter

  • Straight edge or T-square

  • Flooring spacers

  • Rubber mallet

  • Floor roller

  • Adhesive (if necessary)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the subfloor: Ensure that the subfloor is clean, dry, and level. Remove any debris, nails, and staples from the subfloor.

  2. Measure the room: Measure the length and width of the room to determine the amount of flooring you will need. Be sure to add 10% to the total square footage to account for waste.

  3. Acclimate the flooring: Unpack the flooring and leave it in the room where it will be installed for at least 48 hours to acclimate to the temperature and humidity of the space.

  4. Begin laying the flooring: Start in a corner of the room, laying the first plank with the tongue facing the wall. Use spacers to maintain an expansion gap of 1/4 inch along the perimeter of the room.

  5. Cut the planks: Measure the length needed for the last plank in each row, and cut it to size using a utility knife or vinyl cutter and a straight edge.

  6. Install the next rows: Continue installing the planks in the first row, connecting the tongue and groove until the row is complete. Then, start the second row with the remaining piece from the first row.

  7. Use a rubber mallet to tap the planks together: Use a rubber mallet to gently tap the planks together until they click into place.

  8. Install the final row: Install the final row of planks, leaving a 1/4 inch expansion gap between the last row and the wall.

  9. Use a floor roller: Use a floor roller to ensure that the planks are firmly in place and to help the adhesive bond to the subfloor (if using adhesive).

  10. Install trim pieces: Install any necessary trim pieces to cover gaps along the walls or transitions between rooms.

Overall, installing LifeProof flooring is a relatively straightforward process, but it does require some time and attention to detail. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully and take the necessary precautions to ensure a successful installation.

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