There are several projects we take up for improving our homes during the weekend. Installing vinyl floor is just one of them. Although the idea of laying the flooring, that too vinyl flooring might sound like an apprehensive task, it apparently is not that difficult. It is one of those home improvement projects that is going to need some time and attention for its successful accomplishment.
Enumerated below is an easy way of vinyl floor installation. Once you manage to complete installing vinyl floor in one room, soon you would gain the confidence to install it in the rest of the rooms of our house. What is important is to shed the inhibition and work against the intimidation.
Vinyl floor materials need to be kept in a warm place. Before being laid they need to be as warm as possible. Say it is cold outside, then you must choose a warm room to keep it in for at least 2 days. It is important for the vinyl to get heated up that would make it more pliable.
Having completed this heating up process, you could just spread the vinyl and check how well it accommodates on the floor. It is advisable that you start with the wall that is most visible in the room, may be the wall that is the biggest and painted with a shade different than the rest of the walls in the room. Then slowly roll it over the rest of the room and check the fittings. If the fit seems fine then you could start the process of trimming. Before you start installing vinyl floor it is important to cover all the areas of that room very particularly. After this you could start to trim out the extra vinyl in the room.
Usually an overlap of two to three inches is taken to be enough. Once the general vinyl trimming is done with, it is advisable to shift your attention to trimming the corners of the room in such a manner that it should look smoothly continuous with the walls.
Many people face a certain problem with vinyl flooring. It seems troublesome to lay the vinyl around any fixture in the room- like a sink etc. If these fixtures cannot be moved there has to be a solution by which the vinyl could be laid. It is actually simple. You first need to make a template of the room made of paper. This template needs to be laid before using the vinyl.
The template cannot be made of very soft paper which is vulnerable to wear and tear. A very hard form of paper is preferable. Supposing the template of the sink is to be made. A template of half of the foot of the sink should be made first and then the nest half of the same measurement should be laid. This would give finesse edges. Then the vinyl should be laid very meticulously.
Use of a sharp but safe knife is suggested. A blunt knife would not bring the desired result. Following these instructions of How to install vinyl flooring should be useful in laying it in your home all by yourself.