Who can install?
Installing our flooring is a very simple, and the process is the same as installing a standard vinyl flooring, and can be installed by any local flooring installer. We keep a small database of reccomended installers that previous customers have used in various parts of the country, so if you would like a reccomendation then we may be able to help. Please note that these installers are independent installers and as such we can't take responsibility for any arrangements you have with them or their work.
Installation of our flooring can also be attempted by somebody with competant DIY skills, or previous experience of installing vinyl flooring by following the simple guidlines below.
- Remove flooring from packaging and check for any visible defects. If in the unlikely event that you do find any problems, simply contact us and we will find a solution.
- Remove any existing floor coverings and ensure floor surface that you will be laying the vinyl on is a smooth, flat and rigid surface, and that there are no cracks. If your floor is uneven then you can use a smoothing compound.
- Clean your floor so that it is free of dust, grease, paint or any other dirt or contaminants.
- If laying onto wood, secure all loose boards, hammer down any protruding nails and cover floor area with 4mm or 6mm plywood.
- If laying onto concrete, moisture levels should not exceed 75%RH when tested with a hygrometer. If levels exceed this then a damp proof membrane should be applied.
- Turn off any underfloor heating before installing.
Cutting and Laying Your Flooring
- Your flooring will arrive in pre-cut strips that are sized slightly larger than your room size to allow for trimming.
- Roll out the first length and with 2-3cm of the excess flooring lapped up the walls, trim around any corners or alcoves to releive tension and allow the vinyl to lie flat on the floor.
- Ensuring the sheet is lying flat on the sub floor, press vinyl hard against skirting boards or fitments and using a sharp knife cut the vinyl flooring flush to the wall. You can use a steel ruler for accuracy, and you should ensure a small 1mm gap is left between vinyl and skirting board to allow for any buckling which can occur due to normal room contraction and expansion.
- When joining multiple sections of murafloor, overlap lengths and visually match the flooring so it lines up correctly, as shown in the diagram below. Adjust position if neccesary to achieve optimum pattern match.
- Double cut through both sheets of vinyl as shown in the diagram above and in the video below, removing the excess cut vinyl.
- Seal your seams by using Werner Muller PVC Cold Welding Liquid Type A - full step by step guidlines of how to seal your seams can be seen in the video at the bottom of the page.
- Complete this process with subsequent strips until your flooring fills the room.