Vinyl flooring is a good choice for any room in your home. Vinyl tolerates moisture, and it comes in several attractive colors. Vinyl planks are a popular type of flooring that's a more affordable option than hardwood planks. Vinyl planks are also easier to install. Here's a look at ways you can install vinyl plank flooring.

Glue To The Floor

Some planks come with sticky backs that adhere to the floor. You just peel off the protective film and then stick the plank in place. Other planks require flooring glue you buy separately. Using glue makes the installation permanent. If you make a mistake, it's difficult to tear up a plank that's been adhered with glue. However, in certain situations, such as putting the flooring in a large room, using glue could be the right choice.

Planks that need to be glued down are often a little thinner than other planks, so it's essential to start with a level floor that's been repaired and cleaned so no imperfections show through the planks.

Lay The Planks In Place

Loose lay is one of the easiest installation methods for vinyl flooring. These planks come with a rubber back that grips the floor so the planks stay in place without the need for glue. Since they aren't glued, loose lay vinyl planks are a good option if you want to have new flooring in a rental home that you can remove later.

These planks are also the easiest to install, so you can probably put down the flooring yourself as long as you can cut the planks. Trimming vinyl planks can usually be done with a utility knife and no saw is needed.

Float The Planks

Planks that lock to each other float over the floor below. These planks are a good option if you want to cover up old flooring rather than tear it out. These planks click together or adhere to each other with a glue strip. These are also easy to install, so the work goes fast.

Locking the planks together keeps them held in place without the need for glue. If you're concerned about using floor glue due to the mess or fumes, then floating vinyl plank flooring would be a good choice. Once you've chosen the installation method for your floors, be sure to buy the right type of planks. If you buy planks that need to be glued down, they may not stay in place if you loose lay them, and planks won't click together unless they're specifically made to do so.

You may want vinyl flooring for your home because it is attractive, and easy installation is just a bonus. You can hire a flooring contractor to install the planks or you might want to install them yourself. Either way, look for vinyl flooring for a new look for your home.