Sheet Vinyl Installation

While sheet vinyl installation is straightforward and easier than other types of flooring, it helps to be prepared!

Sheet Vinyl Installation Experts

While sheet vinyl flooring is easy enough for many DIYers to install themselves, we still recommend trusting the pros at Great Floors. Having professionals install your flooring ensures lasting results and will make sure your flooring remains covered under any manufacturer's warranties. Read on to learn more about what to expect and how to prepare.

Sheet Vinyl Installation | Great Floors
Installing Sheet Vinyl | Great Floors

Before Sheet Vinyl Installation

Before your sheet vinyl flooring arrives, there are a few steps you'll need to take to prepare.


  • Sheet vinyl and its adhesive must be kept within a temperature range of 65°F to 100°F for at least 48 hours before and 48 hours after installation. In certain cases where epoxy adhesive is used, the temperature should not exceed 85°F.


  • Remove all furniture. We can do it for you, with an additional charge.
  • Empty the contents of china cabinets and closets.

Pre-existing flooring

  • If you remove your old flooring, do it at least one day before for cleanup and floor preparation.
  • Leave tack strips in place.
  • Pull the staples out of the floor from the original pad.
  • Retouch any painted baseboards, woodwork, and paint.


  • This may need preparation for new sheet vinyl. Leave this to the pros!


  • A professional can remove doors and re-hang, if possible.
  • Doors may not clear the new floor. If this is the case, a professional can shave or cut down to insure clearance at an additional cost.


  • Installing new flooring will produce waste, which is usually collected by your installer and left at your trash collection site.
  • Hauling away is usually an additional cost.

During Sheet Vinyl Installation

During installation, there are a few things to be aware of.

Installation day

  • Be prepared to be at home the day of installation and be available in case the installation crew has questions.
  • Some installers may not be able to give you an exact time of arrival. Be flexible and keep in touch.


  • Make sure that children and pets are kept out of the work area.

The walk-through

  • Prior to the completion of the installation, go through the job with the chief installer. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions about final details.

The process

  • We'll accurately measure the room to determine the center line, adjust this established line to accommodate a balanced layout, and then transpose this line to a comfortable width away from the starting wall.
  • We'll then start applying adhesive.

After installation

  • When the installation is complete, we'll roll the flooring in both directions to firmly seat your vinyl.
  • Establish good ventilation.
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