Gena Guthrie Flooring November 13th, 2018 - 03:54:11
The first thing that I did to start my floor was to remove the doors that were in the way just taking off all the hinges. Next, I took a sanding block and just sanded down all the floor, just because I wanted to get any residue or anything else that was going to be kind of in the way of the new adhesive. So I just sanded all that down. I think everything down. I went in with this brace dropper and let it sit on the surface for about 10 minutes before wiping it down just to make sure that I get all the time and stuff off.
So I needed 25 square feet of flooring, and this I got at a dollar 28 per piece at Lowe's I needed 25. It's a vinyl flooring. That already has the adhesive in the back. So all you have to do is just peel the sticker off and just set it down. What I'm doing right now is just playing around with a layout and try to see how I want to start putting down my first piece and kind of go to a pattern from there. I decided to put the very first piece right as you walk into the bathroom there's, this little metal thing that's holding down the carpet and I wanted to make sure that the tile went underneath that way. You know when we step in, we don't kick it up.
I did use a level just to make sure that the tile went down straight and I don't know why. I keep calling it tile because it's vinyl. So it's just easier for me to say that so after I set each piece down, I make sure that it's completely flushed to the other piece. Just so that there are no gaps between the floor and then I go over it with a dry rag and just press. It down and smooth it out what I like about this flooring is that it's so easy to cut. You just take something with a straight edge, just measure where you want to cut it score it with a box knife and just snap it and it's cut.
You got to make sure that you cut from the top, though, because if you cut from the back, when you get piece of, is that it's going to be really messy, it's not going to be straight, and it's just going to look really ugly, so always make sure to cut from the top, if you do this as I started working on my pattern, I used my measuring tape to just as a straight edge to help me perfectly align my vinyl, where I wanted it.
So it's kind of scattered, as you can see, and I had to have something that was straight. That would help me get it perfectly straight in there putting this floor down did take some time and effort just because my walls are not perfectly aligned. So there was some different cutting that I had to do, but I absolutely love this floor so that looked super easy and simple, which it was, but just remember that with many projects.