How to Install a Sheet Vinyl Floor

Use this professional pattern method to guarantee a perfect fit for your new vinyl floor.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Circular saw
  • Handsaw
  • Jigsaw
  • Notched trowel
  • Scribing tool
  • Straightedge
  • Rubber mallet
  • Underlayment (rental)
  • Utility knife
  • Caulk gun

You will also need a seam roller and a rolling pin.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 1/4-in. underlayment
  • Floor leveler
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Vinyl adhesive
  • Rosin paper
  • Tape
  • 7/8-in. staples