If you have made the switch to vinyl flooring, then you have a made a sound choice as the affordable purchase and installation costs, along with the high durability and ease of maintenance make vinyl flooring a natural choice for many households. If you are still looking for the most suitable deal on vinyl flooring in Scotland see what the local specialist suppliers can offer you in terms of styles and quality. I
nstalling vinyl flooring on your own is very doable and anyone with about average handyman skills should be able to get it right. If you are not too confident in your handyman skills or just dont have the time to deal with the installation, by all means get some professional assistance and cancel out the margin for error.
If you wish to tackle the installation on your own, start at the start remove the old flooring surface. The old flooring surface, whether thats carpet, parquet or something else needs to come off, completely. Take your time with cleaning loose bits and pieces of the old floor and make sure to remove all traces of glue if such was used to attach the old flooring to the subfloor of the room. Getting it right at this early stage will give you top results later on, instead of send you back to square one.
Once you have the subfloor clean and free of any glue and debris, check out its current state. If there are multiple cracks, dents and other blemishes, you may have to apply some self-levelling compound in order to get a smooth, levelled surface for the installation of vinyl. There are also other methods used to level the subfloor but this is the quickest and most inexpensive one. Once the compound has cured, you can move on to the actual vinyl floor installation. The method which you use to install the vinyl will depend on the particular type of vinyl you chose and purchased.
If you are using a vinyl sheet, then perhaps it is better to get a friend to help you as the roll of vinyl is large, heavy and awkward to move around. Once the vinyl sheet is in place and properly attached to the subfloor, you need to remove any air bubbles or air pockets left underneath, this is done using a push broom. Be careful not to push the broom too hard.