When you install vinyl flooring into your home, you might consider installing it on your stairs as well. A popular flooring material, Vinyl is affordable along with providing ease of installation, making it ideal for DIYs. Vinyl flooring helps in updating your interior, providing freshness and style. Creating a matching style for your stairs helps in achieving a cohesive design scheme for your interior. Read on to know about things to consider while installing vinyl flooring on your stairs and how you can install vinyl flooring on your stairs.

TYPES OF VINYL

• Sheet: Often used as an alternative to natural stone, ceramic tile, or even hardwood, the Vinyl sheet is especially used in rooms like kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms which are more prone to moisture. The layered construction of vinyl sheets helps in providing stability, cushioning, and a protective finish for durability. Sheet flooring is laid down in sheets that are 6 or 12 feet wide—is water-resistant and easy to install.

• Plank: An affordable, water-proof, and wood alike option, Luxury Vinyl Planks offer warmth and great texture underfoot and can be installed with a peel and stick or glue-down method.

• Tile: Vinyl Tile Flooring offers a durable, affordable, and low-maintenance option that is easy to install, be it anywhere in your home.

LAYOUT :

The foremost thing to consider while installing vinyl is the layout, regardless of what kind of vinyl is being used. If you don’t consider the proper layout, you might end up with ugly silver cuts on the sides or you may run out of squares during vinyl installation. One of the most common methods is centering the stairs so that you have the same size cuts on each side of the stairs.

TOOLS :

The type of vinyl you have chosen determines how you cut vinyl flooring. Vinyl Planks require to be cut using an electrical compound miter saw while Tiles Vinyl are cut using a special cutting tool that can snap the tiles along a blade. For a Sheet Vinyl, a sharp utility knife is required to make cuts although you will need a straightedge to guide your blade so that everything is kept straight when making cuts.

INSTALLATION :

The foremost step while installing vinyl is making sure to prepare your space. The subfloor or the underlayment should be perfectly leveled or else the vinyl product will have bumps. You may use caulking to seal joints or cover screws that should sit beneath the surface of the underlayment. Before beginning with the installation, clean the floor so that no debris or dust gets caught under the vinyl flooring. There is two methods of installing vinyl on stairs:

1.Peel and Stick Vinyl Method :

Many Vinyl flooring products have adhesive on the back, so all you have to do is peel off the protective sheet and lay down your vinyl flooring as per your planned design. Peel and Stick Method is quite easy hence preferred by many DIY enthusiasts as it is a quick, easy, and clean method.

2.Glue-Down Vinyl Method :

The Glue down vinyl floorings do not have an adhesive at the back, so it's advised to put glue on the substrate first to continue with the installation. In this method, first, some glue is spread down and with a trowel, the glue is evenly coated on the ground. Now the surface is ready for vinyl installation.