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beechers 01-27-2013 06:40 PM

Advice on Installing Interlocking Vinyl Tile
 
We have read the instructions and watched the video and are not finding to easy to actually lock the Mannington Adura LockSolid tiles together. Our builder did manage to get the floor in our new entry mostly done and it looks great. He struggled with it, however. My husband and I would like to do some other floors ourselves. Any tips for us? Really appreciate any help.

joecaption 01-27-2013 07:04 PM

What's he having so much trouble with?
What's he using for tools to install it?

beechers 01-27-2013 08:01 PM

Tools?
 
You aren't supposed to use any tools (except to cut edges), right? I guess mainly the issue is once you get the side of the tile attached to the adjacent one, it is kind of hard to get it attached to the adjoining tile in the previous row. Not impossible, just hard. I was just wondering if there are any tricks. The video says to hold the tile at an angle. Thanks for your advice.

joecaption 01-27-2013 08:06 PM

I see no way your going to pull them together without one of these.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=7

One person should be able to do a 12' X 12' room in about 1/2 a day.

beechers 01-27-2013 08:17 PM

Mannington Says No Tools
 
Mannington doesn't show the use of any tools in its video for the Adura Locksolid vinyl tiles. It just shows the guy hooking the tiles together. I'm confused.

joecaption 01-27-2013 10:47 PM

My mistake I was thinking it was click lock flooring. My bad

zakany 01-28-2013 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beechers (Post 1103643)
Mannington doesn't show the use of any tools in its video for the Adura Locksolid vinyl tiles. It just shows the guy hooking the tiles together. I'm confused.

Those products never go together as easily as the videos show. :no:

beechers 01-28-2013 12:02 PM

Not as easy!
 
You are so right!! Just like HGTV, I guess, everything looks so easy!


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