Rooms that Made Us Love Vinyl Flooring (Really!) | Apartment Therapy
Vinyl is known as one of the most comfortable flooring options used today. The reasons why it is so often used are the durability, style and longevity of the material. Vinyl is known to be resistant to dings, scratches and stains. On the other hand, there is a wide range of design options available for vinyl flooring.
Some of the vinyl panels have a marble look, others a wood look and some even a metal or checkerboard look as vinyl panels are available in a variety of patterns and colors. In short, there is a large selection of vinyl films. The third reason for laying vinyl floors is affordability and low maintenance. The vinyl-covered floors can be easily kept clean and any stains easily removed.
TIPS FOR MOUNTING VINYL FLOORS
Laying vinyl floors is not a difficult task as it is a handy and easy task. First of all, a person has to measure the area of the room in meters including the lengths and widths. Then all furniture should be removed, including the doors. The most important tip is to remove the floor panel with a lever bar and push a small piece of wood behind the bar to protect the wall from damage.
PREPARATION OF THE FLOORS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF VINYL FLOORS
Vinyl panels can be used on all floors, whether they are concrete floors or hardwood floors. The laying of vinyl floors can be done on concrete if the concrete surface is clean, smooth and naturally dry. Even before installing vinyl film, it is highly recommended to repair holes and cracks. If the floors are made of hardwood, prior to laying vinyl panels, rough areas of the floor must be textured to even out bumps or bumps.
USE OF ADHESIVES FOR THE VINYL FLOOR
Today, vinyl films require adhesives for the installation process. An adhesive is also applied to the edges of the room over the entire surface. It is recommended to use a toothed spatula when applying adhesive to the floor. After applying the adhesive, the excess adhesive must be removed from the vinyl film and the entire bottom rolled to make it even.