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Luxury Vinyl Installation

Installing Mohawk luxury vinyl flooring is quick and easy with Uniclic® Technology, our exclusive glueless locking system. It’s a floating floor, so there’s no adhesive required. For most customers, we recommend hiring a professional to properly install it, but you can still do a few things to prepare.

At the Store

When you buy your luxury vinyl flooring, ask your retailer if they have professional installers on staff. If not, ask them to recommend an independent installer for your area. In most cases, the retailer will handle all the details of arranging the installation.

Be sure to ask about additional fees for things like old flooring removal and disposal, and moving larger furniture pieces.

Preparing for Installation

Aside from clearing the installation areas in your home, there are a few other ways to prepare:

  • Luxury vinyl floors need to acclimate to the new environment for 48 hours, so you should have it delivered to your home at least two days before installation.

  • Always examine your new flooring for damage or defects before installation.

  • Be sure to read and follow the installation instructions.

  • Take care of any repairs to the subfloors before installing any new flooring, and make sure it’s clean, flat, and free of debris.

  • Be sure to install all base and island cabinets before installing luxury vinyl—don’t install cabinets on top of the flooring.

  • Remove all furniture and appliances from the room, as well as wall and doorway trim, and undercut any door casings.

During Installation

Your professional installation team members will bring their own tools, but you should be prepared to help them set up and provide access to electrical power outlets. We recommend orienting your planks parallel to the long dimension of the room, but the installers should be able to advise if you’re not sure.

Installing new floors, especially in several rooms at once, will likely disrupt your daily routine. Keep in mind that your furniture and belongings will get moved around, so plan ahead with your installers for the removal and disposal of old flooring.

After Installation

Keep your new vinyl floors in excellent condition with our luxury vinyl care and maintenance tips.

Additional Resources

Luxury Vinyl Care & Maintenance

Luxury Clic Vinyl Installation Instructions (PDF)

Glue Down Luxury Vinyl Installation Instructions (PDF)