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How To Install Vinyl Flooring Quickly And Easily



Almost anyone can install vinyl flooring. No, there’s no need to be an expert in this. The fact is, with some little hints and tips, you will be able to complete the job yourself. So go ahead and get your remodeling job done, and stop burning that hole in your pocket. You will see that you can save a lot of money when you are doing it yourself.

Step-By-Step Guidelines To Help You Install The Vinyl Floor Covering On Your Own

Step 1: Select your flooring that you must install

Step 2: Create the sketch of your room where you must install the residential or commercial flooring. Do remember that you must measure the dimension of your room accurately, and having done so, you must take it to the showroom and determine how much flooring material you need. It is essential to get a few inches more because you will need to trim or cut the edges. Do also get some adhesive because you will need it later on.

Step 3: You will also need to ensure that the sub flooring is smooth and flat. If there are low-lying areas or holes, you should fill them up. Once done, you should leave it for an hour for drying.

Step 4: At this stage, you will have to put the vinyl floor covering on the floor, and mark those areas that need to be cut. Remember, you had got a few inches more to ensure that the entire floor is precisely covered. You can cut off using heavy-duty shears or a utility knife – these are the tools you will need. You need not throw away any excess material that you have – keep them safely in the closet.

Step 5: Having ensured that you have lots of excess close to the walls, you are now ready to lay your flooring in the final position. Cut around obstructions and for the inside corner, you must cut half circles till the tiles are flat on the ground.

Step 6: Roll back your flooring close to your walls and expose the sub floor. Roll it along the wall’s length because this will help you cur precisely.

Step 7: To install vinyl flooring, you must line up the edges against your wall and tape it down lightly. You can use a masking tape for this. Apply the tape every 2 feet and take out the backing from the tape that you will find on the top.

Step 8: You must roll your flooring material on the template and press it down firmly. Now lift your vinyl gently and the template that is stuck on the backing of the vinyl will be revealed. The vinyl needs to be cut from the paper’s outer edge.

Step 9: At this stage you will have to cut the vinyl and you should do so along the edge of the template. Every room surely has many walls and you should thus repeat the process from step 6 to 8 for each of the walls. Remember to keep the vinyl firmly in the right position and trim it accurately along the wall.

Step 10: Here’s where you need the adhesive. Use a fine-notched trowel and spread the adhesive along your walls – the band must be about six inches wide.

Step 11: The flooring material must be attached to the adhesive here. Once you have spread your adhesive material on the floor entirely, you must lay your vinyl in position, and it would be good to use a hard roller to press the vinyl and the adhesive. Or if you want to save money, you could use wood too for this. But do ensure that you have the wood covered with some clean cloth. Apply good pressure because the vinyl and the adhesive must stick properly. Once done, you have to leave it for drying for about 2 to 4 hours. You can even laminate the floor covering to protect it from any damages.

Step 12: Replace the shoe molding and the trim along your walls.

Step 13: Once your adhesion is dry, move the furniture back into the room.

Step 14: Your effort to install vinyl flooring is now almost done. All you have to do is clean the flooring and you can stand back and appreciate your efforts.