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Flooring 101: Installation

Determine your DIY skill level, view installation tips, and decide on the best flooring installation option for you.

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Installation

This video will help you to decide which flooring installation method is right for you. Whether you are planning to install your new floor yourself or hire professionals Armstrong can help. If you decide you want to complete your own flooring installation, be sure to visit our DIY Flooring Installation center to learn about the skills and tools needed to complete any type of flooring installation.

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 Hardwood

A hardwood floor installation takes time, precision and know-how to get it right. A factory-finished hardwood floor staple down can be installed in 1-2 days. A site finished floor will require 4-6 days, on average.

Installing Hardwood Floors

Prime Harvest Hickory Solid

 Laminate

If you’re considering installing laminate flooring in your home, our Lock&Fold® laminate is one of the fastest installations, and it can be installed on every level of your home.

Installing Laminate Floors

Premier Classics Brindle Oak Laminate

 Vinyl Sheet

Vinyl sheet floors can be installed three different ways: modified loose lay, glue-down with releasable adhesive or glue-down with permanent adhesive. Consider hiring a professional installer for your vinyl sheet installation.

Installing Vinyl Sheet Floors

Lumex Plus Bolivan Walnut Vinyl Sheet

 Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tile is a popular DIY installation that comes in a variety of patterns and colors which can be mixed to create different visual effects.

Installing Vinyl Tile Floors

Caliber Carlsbad III Vinyl Tile

 Alterna™ Tile

Alterna vinyl tiles are available in large 16” x 16” tiles for ease of installation. Alterna can also be grouted immediately after installation, so there’s no need to wait.

Installing Alterna Floors

Alterna Reserve Allegheny Slate

 Vivero™ Luxury Flooring

This new luxury flooring line from Armstrong can be installed in one of three ways, depending on the performance level you choose.

Vivero Better and Best products can be installed with either the traditional glue-down method or with the new IntegriLock™ System*. With this system, the first of its kind in luxury flooring, planks or tiles simply snap together for a quick and secure installation.

Vivero Good products can be glued-down or installed with standard angle locking technology.

*Produced under license from Välinge Innovation.

Installing Vivero Luxury Flooring

Vivero - Century Barnwood

 Luxe Plank™

Luxe Plank is easy to install – just peel the release paper from the back of the plank and press it into place. You can also easily reposition the planks if you want to move them.

Installing Luxe Plank Floors

Luxe Plank Best Exotic Fruitwood

Not Sure What Flooring Type Is Best For Your Home?

Use our Floor Finder tool to filter your flooring choices. Based on your selections, the Floor Finder will find the flooring category that meets your lifestyle and budget needs.

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