How to cut vinyl flooring

Before you start cutting into a Flex vinyl plank, make sure you are working safely.
Make sure you wear gloves.

How to get started?

Always cut with the decor of your plank facing upwards.

  • Use a pencil to draw a cutting line at the measured point
  • Firmly cut into the plank
  • Subsequently break the plank in two, with the decor pointing away from your body.
    If you need to break off only a small edge, a pair of pliers or a similar tool is a much more convenient alternative.

Cutting your planks into a special shape should not be a problem. Cut the shape into the flex vinyl plank – making sure that the cuts will fit snugly – and break this shape out of the plank.

If your “insert” comes loose when cutting or sawing, always restart it at the exact same place. This is essential to guarantee a solid click connection. This is explained in the video below.

For details about how to cut Alpha Vinyl, please check the vinyl installation instructions.

Learn more:

Watch the video

Please note: the information given on this page solely applies to Quick-Step flexible vinyl floors. For details about the installation of Alpha Vinyl, please check the vinyl installation instructions. 


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