Vinyl flooring installation is an inexpensive, manageable, and an easy do-it-yourself (DIY) project. Flooring installation should not begin until the installer has assessed the surface conditions first. Even though it is a simple installation process, however, the proper preparation is the most important thing.
Make sure the floor is dry, clean, and even. If the floor is uneven, the bumps underneath will appear. The size and usage of the room will also determine the installation technique. Just following step by step of vinyl flooring installation, using the simple tools at homes such as a tape measure, utility knife, chalk line, sponge, and a hand roller.
Step 1. Smooth surface
Check the floor for any nails, screws or uneven surface and sweep the floor. Clean the floor and make sure it is fully dry before start floor installation. If there are any gaps between the surface, use silicone to fill it and clear the excess filler with a scraper.
Step 2. Mark and measure
Roll out the vinyl flooring, mark and measure along the edge of the skirting boards before cutting the vinyl.
Step 3. Cut and trim
Start cutting along with the sides and the back edge. Cut the vinyl at the corners using two vertical cuts upwards and trims off the excess.
Step 4. Apply the glue to the floor
Dip your trowel into the glue and hold it upside down to stop it from dripping. Then start scraping the glue onto the floor.
Step 5. Place the vinyl onto the glue
Once the glue is applied, use a damp sponge to roll the vinyl down over the glue slowly. Push the sponge from left to right to remove any air bubbles. Let it dry before stepping on it. For an elegant finishing touch, add a skirting around the room to protect the edges of the vinyl sheet and the bottom of your wall.
There are other different methods of vinyl flooring installation to consider:
1. Sheet vinyl flooring
It offers a brilliantly diverse range of looks to choose. It also create an attractive result with no joints and compatible with underfloor heating
Self-adhesive vinyl tiles are perfect if you want to unleash your creativity.
3. Vinyl planks
The vinyl planks are available in several wood effects. The selection tone colours are varieties from paler shades to the darker tones and rustic look. No glue is required, but it doesn’t work with underfloor heating.