Sheet Vinyl Flooring Installing Like a Pro!
Sheet vinyl flooring is still a popular choice for many families and businesses. Despite having some very solid advantages and benefits, this floor outshines all others when it comes to ease of installation. This article will cover all you need to know about installing sheet vinyl flooring all by yourself.
- Vinyl Flooring
- Metal Straight Edge
- Caulking Gun
- Utility Knife
- Trowel with Notches
Beginning with a clean area is a very important step in sheet vinyl installation. Without it you will wind up with a very bumpy, uneven outcome. Vacuum up any dirt or particles that may be on the floor. Now wipe it down just to make sure nothing was left behind, an ammonia solution works great because it evaporates quickly. It is also great for greasy areas.
Measure the area that you are doing the sheet vinyl flooring installation in and then measure again. It is very important to get it right before the cut and as always you are better safe than sorry. Typically, your sheet vinyl roll’s width will not be wide enough to cover the room unless it is a small kitchen, bathroom, or laundry area. This will require you to match a seam at one point so make sure to pay very close attention to the pattern match that the seam will require.
Once you have your measurements down pat, cut the length of the vinyl needed off the roll and take a black marker and the straight edge and on the back side of the vinyl carefully outline your measurements. Once this is good, cut it out with the razor knife utilizing the straight edge for a clean and straight cut.
Great Job, you are halfway there!
On the exposed area, apply an even coat of adhesive to the floor, starting at the wall working your way to middle where the roll portion is. Do not glue yourself into a corner in other words. Once the even coat has been applied, with firm and even pressure unroll the sheet vinyl flooring across the prepared floor. Doing it this way will stop air bubbles from taking its toll on your new flooring. Now swap sides and repeat as necessary! Now you are ready to place the vinyl on the floor. Once the piece or pieces are in position, choose one and roll it back halfway using the middle of the room as a stopping point. Get your adhesive ready and grab the notched trowel.
Now that all the hard work is done, for a better result take a j-roller and go over the floor to assure it has no air bubbles, this is optional for all of you perfectionists out there. You can rent one from a hardware store.
Allow the adhesive to dry, caulk the edges allow that to dry and you have a beautiful new floor!