When you remove a wall that once covered luxury vinyl planks, it leaves a void on the floor.
So, you’ll need to match the planks’ surrounding pattern, not just patch the hole, to repair the spot.
To do that, remove short pieces of flooring from either side of the void and fill the void with new pieces.
We heated the luxury vinyl plank floor and the glue under it with a hairdryer as we peeled it up — that seems to be the best process to remove the flooring.
Occasionally, we had to make a cut in an installed piece of flooring before removing part of it. Whether you have to do this depends on the room’s layout.
Next, we have to apply a masonry floor patch, and it needs to be flush with the rest of the slab.
Before applying any adhesive, we dry-fit the new luxury vinyl planks so we can mark and make any necessary cuts.
We can cut this particular product with a utility knife, which really speeds up the process.
The manufacturer of these planks recommends the glue we are using, and this kind of adhesive requires a small V or U notched trowel for application.
After the adhesive sets for five minutes, we begin installing the replacement flooring.
As the luxury vinyl planks go down, we apply plenty of pressure to ensure the adhesive grabs the planks.
Clean up the excess adhesive as you go to avoid tracking it around the home.