Vinyl floors make for economic solutions to the need for flooring in homes and commercial areas. Vinyl flooring installation is a project that can be undertaken for home improvement.
The vinyl floor material is available in many different shapes, sizes, and colors and you need to make the right choice in line with the other decor in your home before you attempt any installation work. The vinyl floor material that you buy must be stored in a warm place before you begin the installation. It will ensure that material is pliable and easy to handle during the laying process. If the vinyl is in rolls, you need to spread out the material you have procured and check whether it is accommodated in the room. If you have bought tiles, make sure that you have enough material to cover the entire area, with some allowance for trimming and cutting at the edges.
Clean the floor on which the flooring is to be laid out and remove all dirt and debris. If the floor is uneven or pitted you need to repair it and allow it to dry out before starting any vinyl flooring installation. Lay down the vinyl flooring along the longest wall in the room and leave a gap of one eight of an inch for possible expansion. Most vinyl material will have its own adhesive, but it is a good idea to put special adhesives under the sheet or tiles that you are using for your installation. This can prevent the vinyl from peeling off at a later date.
Press down the vinyl flooring so that it adheres completely to the concrete substrate below. Ensure there are no air bubbles or gaps. Get a floor roller which you can hire out from any shop that rents out such equipment. If you are laying tiles, you need to be careful to ensure that adjacent tiles are carefully placed so that there are no visible joints. You will not have this problem for rolls but will have a joint where your room has a size of more than 12 feet which is the standard width of these rolls. Installing wooden or even vinyl holding strips at the wall can help to keep down the flooring so that it does not have any place to move.
Leave a vinyl floor for at least a full day before you allow people to walk on it.