Installing an Armstrong Floor in Your Home

Learn about the flooring installation method for all types of hard surface flooring. The DIY level information will help you determine the projects you can do yourself.

We all know that Armstrong offers a variety of flooring options to fit your style and needs.  What we don’t all know is how to install them.  Many Armstrong floors are designed with a do-it-yourselfer in mind.  For others, however, it is recommended to have a skilled professional installer to the job.  Here is a summary of the different flooring types with the recommended installation method for each.

Solid Hardwood Flooring

Install using nails, staples, or cleats.

Experience level:  Intermediate-advanced DIYer or a professional hardwood installer.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Install using glue, staples, or cleats.  Some engineered floors may be installed by locking.

Experience level:  Beginner or intermediate DIYer can tackle locking installations.  Skilled DIYer or professionals for should handle glue-down, staples and cleats.

Laminate Flooring

Locking installation.

Experience level:  Beginner or intermediate DIYers.

Vinyl Tile

Installation methods include, glueless, peel and stick, and spread adhesive,

Experience level:  A beginner or intermediate DIYer can handle a peel and stick or spread adhesive installation project. 

Vinyl Sheet

The most common installation method is a full spread adhesive installation.

Experience level:  Only an experienced DIYer or professional should install vinyl sheet.

Don’t forget to read all the instructions before beginning an installation to avoid problems down the road.  Check out our DIY Center section for more information.