Linoleum and vinyl floors have been enjoying somewhat of a resurgence, and while the materials may have been able to shed their dull, tired reputation, there’s still some things homeowners should be wary of when installing these floors.
Here we take a look at some of the most common and easiest mistakes to make when installing, and how to avoid them.
1. Not reading the instructions about adhesive
Flooring instructions are given for a good reason and they are there to be followed. Nowhere is this more important than when using adhesive. Be sure to wear a ventilation mask and keep your property well ventilated if you are advised to do so in the fitting manual.
2. Sloppy glue application
The saying goes if you’re going to do, do it properly. And with DIY firmly on the rise, more and more people will be inclined to fit their vinyl themselves. So with that in mind, one of the most important things to remember is to ensure you lay a smooth layer of glue which covers all corners of the room. Top quality glues can be bought at all leading flooring companies. Once you have done the work consider getting a Property inspection app from sources including https://propertyinspect.com
3. Cutting the “open time” short
To lay smooth vinyl, floor adhesive must be left for a certain amount of time before the floor itself can be laid. Ensure you read the instructions properly to determine how long to leave your glue for.
4. Putting off glue clean up
If you leave unwanted patches of glue to dry, you’ll have to use solvent to remove them. However, if cleaned up straight away, a simple mix of warm water, a cleaning rag and elbow grease should do the trick.
5. Neglecting to roll
Vinyl and linoleum floors should be rolled out from the middle with a roller to ensure for a smooth finish.
6. Treating your vinyl badly
After carefully installing your flooring to ensure for a perfect finish, the last thing you want to do is damage it. So, make sure you remove any high heels before walking on the vinyl and invest in pads for any furniture.
By taking heed of these quick and simple tips, not only can you plan for a seamless installation, but also keep your vinyl looking pristine for years to come.