1. Vinyl Click Flooring
Vinyl click flooring, also known as LVT and luxury vinyl tile, is one of the easiest floor types to install available and is designed with DIY projects in mind.
Manageable packaging: The flooring comes in manageable packs which are vastly easier to handle than big heavy rolls of carpet or rolls of sheet vinyl.
Built In Underlay: Most of these floors have underlay built into the planks, which creates the massive benefit of not having to buy and lay underlay separately before you can lay the flooring.
Floating Floor: The fact that vinyl click flooring is a floating floor means no glue is needed to secure the planks in place. The planks are simply laid over the subfloor with their built in underlay.
Click Together Planks: The click joining mechanism of this floor type is another example of how suitable the flooring is for DIY projects. Unlike other floor types no glue is needed to secure the planks together. You simply click them together and leave them.
100% Waterproof: The benefit of this floor type being completely waterproof is you don’t have to consider which rooms the flooring is suitable for like you have to with real wood flooring and laminate flooring.
2. Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is another floor type that is relatively easy to install.
Manageable packaging: This flooring also comes in manageable packs that are significantly easier to handle than big heavy rolls of carpet or rolls of sheet vinyl.
Floating Floor: Laminate is also a floating floor that doesn’t need to be secured in place. This again means no glue is needed for the installation. You will however need to buy and lay separate underlay as it is not built into the planks like vinyl click flooring. The laminate planks simply lay on top of the underlay.
Click Together Planks: Laminate flooring also has a click joining mechanism for the planks, so no glue is needed here either. Simply click the planks together and they are secured.
3. Engineered Wood Flooring
Traditionally real wood flooring always had to be fully adhered to the subfloor and the tongue and groove planks also had to be glued together.
Today however we have engineered wood flooring which is available with click together planks and it can be floated over underlay.
Manageable packaging: Engineered wood flooring is packaged into easy to handle packs like the other two floor types above. Considering how large and heavy rolls of carpet and sheet vinyl can be this is a tremendous benefit.
Floating Floor: Unlike solid wood flooring, engineered wood flooring can be installed as a floating floor and be laid on top of underlay. Not having to glue the floor to the subfloor saves a lot of time and effort and further opens installing engineered wood flooring up to DIY projects.
Click Together Planks: Having a real wood floor with click together planks removes the need to glue the planks together which saves on time, money and required installation skill.
When you consider how easy the floor is to install, the built in underlay, the fact that it is 100% waterproof, and the price, it is easy to argue that Vinyl Click Flooring is the easiest floor type to install and the best suited for DIY projects.