How to install Mannington Natures Path Resilient Plank vinyl?


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Old 02-22-09, 07:28 PM
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How to install Mannington Natures Path Resilient Plank vinyl?

I was able to get my hands on this Mannington Resilient Plank for what seems to be a VERY good price ($10 per box - each box covers 36 sq.ft.). Incase anyone is interested - I got it from Circuit City...they used it in their stores and now that Circuit City is bankrupt, my local store is selling it for this price in their liquidation sale. Your mileage may vary. I also got a 4 gallon tub of the Mannington glue for $10.

I'm a first time home owner, as of 3 weeks ago, and I've never put down any type of flooring before. My house has a small (14 x 11 foot) addition on the back of it that has a Hot Tub in it. The addition is a concrete slab (no crawl-space or basement underneath). Right now, the area around the Hot Tub is carpeted. I plan on removing this carpeting and putting down the Mannington Vinyl/Fake Wood planks.

When I pull the existing carpeting up, I am assuming I will only find cement under it.

Can anyone give me tips/tricks/how-to's on how to install the Vinyl planks?
Is there any preparation that needs to be done to the cement?
Do I need to lay another layer of any material down before the vinyl planks are glued to the cement?
My Hot Tub is in the center of the room (not directly center...but there is floor/carpet on all 4 sides, some being larger than others). When I lay the vinyl planks, should I be starting in a corner of the room or working from the sides of the hot tub out to the walls?
 
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Old 02-23-09, 11:09 AM
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contact mannington and have them email you the instructions if they are not in the box. read the adhesive bucket carefully and follow the directions in regards to applying it. correct trowel size, open time, etc..

you'll need a clean concrete floor to start. pull the carpet and using a 4" scraper get all the old adhesive off. Use a 4" scraper - change the blade often. Not an 8", stand up scraper with a long handle.

Tips: if you've not used to troweling adhesive, shave your arms and hands. you'll appreciate this tip more than any of the others. Keep you trowel clean the entire time. Stagger your planks so they appear random - don't line up the end joints. Start the install where it is most asthetically pleasing. Probably around the base of the jacuzzi and go towards the wall. Use a chalk line to stay straight. Acclimate the vinyl to the jacuzzi room for a least a week.
 
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Old 02-24-09, 04:54 PM
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Smile mannington vinyl planks

I too purchased Mannington Nature's Path vinyl planks at Circuit City! They do have installation instructions on their commercial website. I was not lucky enough to purchase the adhesive at Circuit City. I did read that you need a 1/16" trowel to lay down the adhesive, then you smooth it out with a paint roller. After installing the floor, you need to go over it with a 100lb roller. I am hoping to rent one locally. It will be about a month before I install mine in the bathroom. Time for a new tub/shower combo etc. too. Please keep me posted on how yours turns out!
Tina
 
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Old 02-24-09, 05:18 PM
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mannington's web site instructions

http://www.mannington.com/commercial/pdf/Mannington.pdf
This will give you step by step instructions on installing your nature's path vinyl planks.
Good luck with your project!
 
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Old 02-24-09, 07:43 PM
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It's gonna be a little while before I actually try to tackle this one. I'm just finishing up with some minor repairs and painting, and I'll be moving in this weekend. Once I move in, I want to take a break from doing work on the house and actually enjoy being a home owner for a couple weeks.

As for using a linoleum/vinyl roller...any suggestions for something that can substitute in an area that's only about 14" wide? one side of the Hot Tub is that close to the wall...
 
 

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