How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring as a Beginner | Home Renovation

  • Published on Mar 24, 2019
  • How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring as a Beginner!
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    Installing vinyl plank flooring is an easy home renovation project that can totally change the look of a room. Avoid beginner mistakes with some tips and tricks I share along the way. This vinyl flooring can even be installed over other floors like linoleum vinyl sheet, wood laminate and tile. And best of all it can be done with basic tools. #flooring #vinylplankflooring #homerenovation
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  • Fix This Build That
    Fix This Build That  6 months ago +44

    See more of my home renovation projects here:

    • Brandi Nicole
      Brandi Nicole 9 days ago

      philip irwin It’s Luxury Flooring - check it out online. Underlay is on the flooring. It’s not noisy.
      Also, until you’ve done this - in the nicest of ways to say this - shut up. Lol!
      He was brutally honest and gave great tips. This flooring is such a pain in the A$$ to put in but he took his time & walked through the “if this happens - try this”
      I’m doing a main floor bath about the same size with this flooring you are going to want those smaller cuts bc it pops up! He made it nice and tight. (Hence why I told you to zip it)
      Also - don’t be rude!
      He’s not teaching a tech class in college he’s teaching home owners looking to DIY flooring themselves.
      Since you are on such a high horse I tried finding your videos. Looks like you don’t have any...hmmm. 💩👎😆😂

    • RobRob VvV
      RobRob VvV Month ago

      can you post this about vinyl? or do you have to break out the vinyl that is glued what can I do I have very bad floor, I can do nothing but have this installed

    • Turtle Head
      Turtle Head 2 months ago

      @philip irwin yeah!

    • philip irwin
      philip irwin 2 months ago

      What about the underlay. The floor will slide and be noisy
      You should only have one cut each length. Not a professional
      Job. I would look at another example. As this way will increase
      Your work load

    • Turtle Head
      Turtle Head 3 months ago +1

      A bar of soap can really help you click a tricky piece. Simply slide the soap along the pieces and it will be quite easy. Then it's easily cleaned up

  • Francisco Parada
    Francisco Parada 5 hours ago

    Great Video!

  • Calvin McHoward
    Calvin McHoward 7 hours ago

    This was amazing! I am looking to purchase my first home, and this puts my mind at ease on how I can upgrade a dated look. Thanks!

  • Moises Oseguera Rodriguez

    and what happens if there is moisture

  • Edgar Kaufmann
    Edgar Kaufmann 20 hours ago

    Its not waterproof! Water between and under the tiles will bring mold. Isn't it?

  • arlen Strauch
    arlen Strauch Day ago

    Can't paint the wall behind the toilet tank it is to close the the wall

  • Ian Harwin
    Ian Harwin Day ago

    What was the software you used to lay it out?

  • Vadim Jelezoglo
    Vadim Jelezoglo Day ago

    This guy makes it so muck Harder on him self and so much extra work

  • Carla Leibee Brown
    Carla Leibee Brown 2 days ago

    Can you do this over tile floor?

  • BabyAngel
    BabyAngel 2 days ago

    Where did u get the vinyl?

  • ala ska
    ala ska 2 days ago

    This is one of those projects that simply isn't worth your time.
    Pros do this so fast and so inexpensively that the only reasons to do it yourself is if you enjoy it or live very remotely.

  • Marie Mallet
    Marie Mallet 2 days ago

    I love mopping floors so I’m just watching this video to see what builders go through

  • Deborah Under Grace
    Deborah Under Grace 2 days ago


    Isaiah 53 King James Version (KJV)
    53 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
    2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
    3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
    4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
    5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
    6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
    8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
    9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
    10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
    11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
    12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

  • brian knowles
    brian knowles 2 days ago

    is Sterling Oak Vinyl Plank Flooring is easy to clean up

  • Steve Emery
    Steve Emery 3 days ago +2

    this video gave me that little boost on confidence I needed Between my endless supply of tools and this video friend will have a new floor.

  • jbarres80
    jbarres80 3 days ago

    Any problems with grout lines I was going to go over my tiles but didn’t know if it would be wonky

  • The Fanriot
    The Fanriot 3 days ago +1

    Unpainted walls? behind the radiators

  • John
    John 4 days ago +1

    My unpainted wall is behind the TV lol. Question, have you had any issues with the tile shapes showing through the floor? I've read that when installing over tile that this can happen. I'm about to do the same thing and wondering if I should smooth out the tile first.

  • nyo29
    nyo29 4 days ago +2

    I recommend to use some kind of under floor, underlayment 12mm, chipboard 12mm, 8mm green isolation plates anything but don't lay your floor plain on those stones

  • daniel largey
    daniel largey 4 days ago +1

    Thank for your effort, nice video. when you installed the offset, wedge to keep space around the outside edges, is that a tempory piece to be removed?

  • hawaii137
    hawaii137 5 days ago

    what program are you using?

  • elenakurus2010
    elenakurus2010 5 days ago +1

    Amazing Thank you

  • onespeed
    onespeed 5 days ago +1

    Are those waterproof...they don't swell when wet? I'm seeing more and more waterproof ones.

  • Drumcat Fano
    Drumcat Fano 6 days ago

    Nice Job

  • swingstylez
    swingstylez 6 days ago +2

    It's great to see how you handle problems, rather than just being perfect.

  • Isidoro Del Rio
    Isidoro Del Rio 6 days ago

    De vuelta al barrio

  • Alfonso Tapia
    Alfonso Tapia 6 days ago

    I use siding scissors to cut them ☝🏼👌🏼

  • Anonymous Phucker
    Anonymous Phucker 6 days ago +1

    always install thin foam between the old and new floor

  • The Tinker
    The Tinker 7 days ago

    personaly I will never install vinyl flooring. Will install wood, bamboo or anything except vinyl

  • Gonzalo Murillo
    Gonzalo Murillo 7 days ago


  • Quinty E
    Quinty E 7 days ago

    Thanks for your video. Love it... 3 thumbs up.. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • wheretonow?
    wheretonow? 7 days ago +1

    No. My O.C.D. Would not let me sleep at night knowing something wasn't completed.

    TRUNG NGUYEN 7 days ago +1

    This is how to make floors in the living room, dining room, staircase, and hallways in my home.

  • Pam Leach
    Pam Leach 7 days ago

    Do you have a list of tools did you used?

  • Murti Wood Floors Pvt. Ltd.

    Good video

  • Sjrick
    Sjrick 8 days ago

    im laying pergo floors and the very first issue i found is that when i click them together, a V- pops up and both pieces sorta weeble wobble and dont lay flat. Any idea how to fix this ?

  • Fernando C G
    Fernando C G 8 days ago +1

    Beautiful job. Today I've installed this vinyl on a bus, very, very difficult task. The circular saw makes the difference.

  • Abdessamad Chibi
    Abdessamad Chibi 8 days ago

    1:34 please name of this software ! Thanks in advance

    • jujue1101
      jujue1101 4 days ago

      Abdessamad Chibi sketchup

  • Nelson Paula
    Nelson Paula 9 days ago

    Behind the stove

  • Bunny !
    Bunny ! 9 days ago

    Can this be installed over ceramic tile?

  • Brandi Nicole
    Brandi Nicole 9 days ago

    6:40 great idea!!

  • Patrick Meus
    Patrick Meus 9 days ago

    Man under 11 minutes you teach me some great thecnics,the VID is cearly informative.Thanks!

  • john collins
    john collins 10 days ago

    I'm out you lost me bro

  • mai cas
    mai cas 10 days ago

    did u glue it? i havent seen u use one.

    • Kirstin Wolter
      Kirstin Wolter 8 days ago

      It's floating floor, it doesn't have to be glued down.

  • sue duckett
    sue duckett 11 days ago

    I have used this product and I found the quality and the finished product looks great, however the problem is as it is vinyl direct sunlight causes it to expand causing the joints to pop even with the required gap around the edges. The result was I scraped the entire batch, I would not recommend anyone to purchase it
    The location should not make any difference to the product but I live in the UK

  • AJ
    AJ 12 days ago

    so clean

  • Chackers
    Chackers 12 days ago

    Thanks for the video! Why no padding underneath?

  • Suzanne Hubball
    Suzanne Hubball 12 days ago

    Hi, Can you use click flooring as glue down flooring and if so, does it need any different preparation? We have a click floor that is warping at the joints or where the sun heats it up and we are thinking of converting it to glue down. Your advice will be very much appreciated. Thanks

  • Braxtly Tools
    Braxtly Tools 13 days ago

    Another GREAT video!

  • D D
    D D 13 days ago +1

    great video! About to do this myself in our basement. Can't help but notice the perfectly good tile you're going over in your project though. it's bad, but it's not THAT bad for a laundry room, imo :)

  • Roxanne Brown
    Roxanne Brown 14 days ago

    Behind the fridge!

  • James McClaren
    James McClaren 14 days ago

    I knew those dumbbells I bought but have never used would come in handy !

  • Eric Hood
    Eric Hood 14 days ago

    A small circular saw is great for this

  • Tommy Robinson
    Tommy Robinson 14 days ago

    I've got it behind stove and fridge

  • sheri williams
    sheri williams 15 days ago

    best learning vid I have ever learned from. thank you!

  • Tile Tips
    Tile Tips 16 days ago


  • Eco Orbits
    Eco Orbits 16 days ago

    Really? Your advice for layout is to do it on the computer?

  • Arjel Gonzaga
    Arjel Gonzaga 16 days ago

    What can I do to level the vinyl laminate if my tile floor is not leveled?

  • yagami87
    yagami87 17 days ago

    Installing vinyl plank floor for beginners? Lol I'll make sure I get all the tools shown in this video to include a table saw. Educational, but not for beginners.

  • Adam Khan
    Adam Khan 17 days ago

    Thank you bro good job