Gale Reese Flooring November 07th, 2018 - 08:24:32
Sheet Vinyl flooring is quite easy to lay and for most rooms. You'll only need one piece of sheet vinyl for the whole floor for this task. We're going to wear knee pads because we'll be spending quite a bit of time on our knees. You'll need to use the utility knife to make sure it has a sharp blade, keep the blade, covered or retracted when it's not in use when you're making your cuts. If your existing floor has been treated with a wood preservative, it's unlikely to be suitable for covering with sheet vinyl check the manufacturer's instructions.
Make sure the surface is free from any protruding objects, such as nails or screw heads or dust and debris. This is particularly important because even the smallest pieces of debris or protrusion will show through use a hammer and a nail punch to punch any nail head below the surface of the floor. Any oil grease bituminous compounds or solvent based material should be removed using a suitable cleaning or removal agent. Concrete floors must also be free from damp.
There is a simple method to test for this and here's how you do it place a piece of polythene, approximately one square meter in size onto the floor and seal around the edge using a decent tape. Leave it overnight any trace of moisture underneath the polythene indicates. Dampness, which must be rectified before the floor, is tiled. If your existing floor is damaged or uneven, you will achieve a much better finish if you level the floor.
First, see our films, how to level a wooden floor and how to level a concrete floor for guidance on how to do this. Now you need to measure the room first measure and record the length and the width of the room, make sure you're accurate about this and include any alcoves measure right up to the center of any doorways as well. Now add 75 millimeters to each edge to allow for final trimming and cutting. You now have the measurements that you need to be able to buy the sheet vinyl before laying your vinyl, unroll it in the room you're going to fit it in and leave for 24 hours to acclimatize.
If you have underfloor heating also turn that off 24 hours before you lay your vinyl now ruff lay the vinyl and adjust it so that it fits as closely as possible allowing for the 75 millimeter excess with obstacles like a toilet or sink pedestal. You'll need to cut around them. We'll show you the process of doing this. With this sink, pedestal cut a series of slits in the vinyl around the pedestal with a utility knife. The first cut should be where the vinyl meets the pedestal.