Gena Guthrie Flooring November 09th, 2018 - 04:19:45
A wood floor, try vinyl plank flooring. It's durable and great for high moisture areas like basements and bathrooms. Vinyl can be installed over concrete wood and existing vinyl. As long as it's only one layer thick, your sub floor should be clean, dry and relatively level. No more than 3/16 inch change for 10 feet, use a self-level or on low spots and sand or grind high spots on wood and concrete. Do not sand an existing vinyl floor it may contain asbestos. Removing the baseboard can make the installation easier.
Let the vinyl flooring planks acclimate to the room for about 48 hours and use planks from different boxes to mix up colors and patterns. When installing maintain a 5/16 inch expansion gap at the perimeter and stagger the joints at least 6 inches you'll need a starting line. Square to the room, however, many walls are bowed or out of square. So here's what you do mark the center of each wall and snap lines between then measure from the center to the starting wall, subtract the expansion gap and Mark this distance at the ends.
Snap, a line between to get a straight line against the wall also calculate the width of the last row. If it'll be less than one-third of a plank cut about one-third of the plank off the first row begin the install by scoring and cutting the tongue off. The first row then set the first plank in place on the starting line. The cut side toward the wall hold the next piece at a slight angle and fold down to cut the last piece to fit score with the utility knife and snap it.
The end piece must be at least six inches if it's not cut a little bit off the first plank and slide the row on to row to insert the tongue of the first piece into the previous row and rotate down for the next piece. Connect the short end, then, the long end you should feel it lock to continue the installation staggering the joints at least six inches and maintaining the expansion gap to get under door jams. You can slightly bend the planks into place and use a pull bar or tapping block to lock the joint if necessary, and that's how simple it is to install floating vinyl plank flooring.
Another vinyl plank option is peel and sticks flooring. It's as easy as it sounds. Just peel and stick on to the sub floor, to finish your installation, add transitions and trim nail to the wall. Not the flooring, vinyl plank flooring gives you the great look of a wood floor with the durability and low maintenance of traditional vinyl, want more great ideas and how-sot go to Lowes.