You are about to lay vinyl, but you can still use some extra information or tips? Read on and hopefully we will help you with the placement of your beautiful new vinyl floor.
A number of things must be taken into account when installing a vinyl floor. For example, the subfloor must be flat, dry, clean and free of cracks. Does the substrate not meet these requirements? Then it is better not to lay the floor yet, but to take the necessary actions such as leveling or insulating the subfloor. With labor cost to install vinyl flooring this is important.
It is generally not recommended to lay a vinyl floor on top of old vinyl, laminate, parquet or ceramic tile. The chance of a ‘push through’ is, after all, relatively high.
The placement itself is not that difficult. The only thing you should be able to use is a carpet cutter smoothly. However, a professional guarantees a perfect finish. In the meantime, it is also possible to purchase vinyl floors that work with a unique click system, as is the case with laminate. The additional advantage of this is that no more glue is needed.
Before we get started, you must be sure that you have all the essentials at hand:
The substrate is very important because irregularities will be visible in the vinyl quickly. You must therefore ensure that the subfloor is smooth, clean and dry. The smoother the subfloor, the nicer the vinyl will be.
Wooden subfloor? First check for loose parts
You can hit excellent nails in the wood with hammer and punch. Note that if you use planks with grooves as a base, you will soon be visible in your vinyl flooring; The smoother the surface, the better.
Concrete subfloor? Check for holes or cracks and fill them with a suitable filler
Very uneven floor? You can cover this with MDF plates. Keep in mind that the floor increases and you may have to shorten the doors a bit.
Placing the vinyl
You have to roll out the vinyl roll in such a way that the excess vinyl comes up against the walls. If the room is too wide for the role, then you have to create different lanes. Lay these over each other so that any motifs connect with each other. Then cut away the excess part with a knife so that they can lie perfectly next to each other.
When cutting the edges, make sure that there are approximately 5 centimeters left over. You can cut diagonally in the corners so that it fits seamlessly. Also, make sure that doorposts and heating pipes are cut out if necessary you can use a profiled mold for this was everything is done? Then you can now cut the vinyl.
Do you work in a small space (max. 12 to 20 square meters)? Then in principle, you should not stick the vinyl, except at the edges, doors, sills and seams. You can use double-sided tape for this. Is the vinyl printing used? Then you do well to fully glue it. For larger space, the vinyl must be glued with glue. Beat it in half and spread the glue over the surface with a glue comb. You have to press the vinyl firmly against this. You then do the other half in the same way.