Vinyl is known as one of the most convenient flooring options to be used nowadays. The reasons why it is used so much is the material’s durability, style and its long lasting performance. Vinyl is known to be resistant to dents, scratches and stains. Secondly a wide range of variety of design is available for vinyl flooring. Some of the vinyl sheets provide with a marble look, some provide with a wooden look and some even provide with a metal or a checkerboard look since vinyl sheet come in different patterns and colors. In short there is a wide selection of vinyl sheets to choose from. Third reason to go for vinyl flooring installation is its affordability and low maintenance. The floors covered with vinyl sheets can easily be kept clean and any stains can easily be removed.
TIPS FOR VINYL FLOORING INSTALLATION
To install vinyl flooring is not a difficult job, since it is a manageable and an easy task. First of all an individual needs to measure the area of the room in yards including the lengths and the widths. Then all of the furniture should be removed even the doors. The one most important tip is to remove the floor trim molding with a pry bar and inserting a small piece of wood behind the bar, this will protect the wall from any damage.
HOW TO PREPARE THE FLOORS FOR VINYL FLOORING INSTALLATION
Vinyl sheets can be used on any of the floors whether it is a concrete floor or a hardwood floor. Vinyl flooring installation can take place on concrete if the concrete surface is clean, smooth and of course dry. Also before installing vinyl sheets it is highly advisable to repair any holes and cracks. If the floors are made up of hardwood then before installing vinyl sheets, one needs to give texture to rough areas of the floor, also to level off any uneven floors or bumps.
USING ADHESIVES FOR THE VINYL FLOORING INSTALLATION
These days the vinyl sheets require adhesives for the installation process. An adhesive is applied to the entire surface area even at the edges of the room. It is recommended to use a notched trowel when applying adhesive to the floor. After applying the adhesive one needs to clean the excessive glue from the vinyl sheet and then to roll the entire floor so that it becomes even.