How to Lay a Vinyl Tile Floor

You can lay a good-looking vinyl tile floor in a weekend.

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Chalk line
  • Combination square
  • Framing square
  • Glue
  • Hammer
  • Knee pads
  • Notched trowel
  • Rags
  • Safety glasses
  • Putty knife
  • Straightedge
  • Tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • Hacksaw
  • Circular saw

Heat gun, VCT cutter (rent for $13 a day), compressor and narrow crown pneumatic stapler, 100-lb. floor roller (rent for $13 a day), Fine-tooth saw

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Underlayment plywood
  • Adhesive