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Next Up How to Install Vinyl Flooring That Looks Like Slate Installing vinyl flooring is a great way to give a kitchen a more modern look. Learn how to install vinyl flooring with these easy steps. How to Install Vinyl Tile Flooring Host Paul Ryan shows how to install vinyl tile flooring in a kitchen. How to Patch Vinyl Flooring Repair vinyl flooring with these steps on how to patch it. How to Remove and Add Vinyl Flooring Learn how to replace old vinyl flooring with these easy step-by-step directions. How to Patch and Repair Vinyl Flooring Learn how to remove and replace a damaged section of vinyl flooring. How to Fix Curling Vinyl Floor Tile If the edges of vinyl floor tile are starting to curl up, any DIYer can easily fix the tiles with adhesive and some household items. How to Install Polyvinyl Floor Find out how to transform your cluttered garage into another room for your house using polyvinyl flooring. How to Install Vinyl Siding Vinyl siding is one of the most durable types of home exterior cladding. Installation is a fairly straightforward and easy process. How to Install Linoleum Flooring Linoleum provides a chance to add color to a room, and many manufacturers make it from recycled materials, making it a stylish, ecologically-sound flooring choice. How to Install Cork Flooring Cork flooring is a renewable resource and comes in a variety of colors.


How to Install Vinyl Flooring That Looks Like Slate Installing vinyl flooring is a great way to give a kitchen a more modern look. Learn how to install vinyl flooring with these easy steps. How to Install Vinyl Tile Flooring Host Paul Ryan shows how to install vinyl tile flooring in a kitchen. How to Patch Vinyl Flooring Repair vinyl flooring with these steps on how to patch it. How to Remove and Add Vinyl Flooring Learn how to replace old vinyl flooring with these easy step-by-step directions. How to Patch and Repair Vinyl Flooring Learn how to remove and replace a damaged section of vinyl flooring. How to Fix Curling Vinyl Floor Tile If the edges of vinyl floor tile are starting to curl up, any DIYer can easily fix the tiles with adhesive and some household items. How to Install Polyvinyl Floor Find out how to transform your cluttered garage into another room for your house using polyvinyl flooring. How to Install Vinyl Siding Vinyl siding is one of the most durable types of home exterior cladding. Installation is a fairly straightforward and easy process. How to Install Linoleum Flooring Linoleum provides a chance to add color to a room, and many manufacturers make it from recycled materials, making it a stylish, ecologically-sound flooring choice. How to Install Cork Flooring Cork flooring is a renewable resource and comes in a variety of colors.


How to Buy Vinyl Flooring Vinyl flooring is available in either rotovinyl or inlay. Inlay vinyl is made by scattering a pattern of vinyl chips on a backing and melting them together. It's somewhat brittle and tough to cut and seam, and is therefore not recommended for do-it-yourselfers. The other type, rotovinyl, is made by laminating a vinyl pattern between a backing sheet and a clear wear layer, and is much easier to install. Rotovinyl is available with either a felt or a vinyl backing. The felt-backed version that we're using requires you to spread glue over the entire floor, whereas the vinyl-backed flooring requires only a narrow band of adhesive around the perimeter and along the seams. We've chosen to demonstrate installation of felt-backed rotovinyl over a new layer of special 1/4-in. underlayment plywood. Installation procedures and adhesives differ for each type of vinyl flooring, and vary from one manufacturer to another, so be sure to get instructions for the type of flooring you choose. Vinyl flooring is available in 6- and 12-ft. widths. You'll save half the cost or more by installing the vinyl yourself. Higher-priced flooring has a thicker wear layer and may have richer patterns, but even less-expensive flooring will last a decade. Compare the flexibility of different floors by bending a corner of the sample. If the backing breaks easily or the vinyl seems stiff, you'll have a hard time installing the flooring without tearing it. Home centers and flooring retailers keep a few rolls of sheet vinyl flooring in stock. You'll also find samples of flooring that you can order. Take a dimensioned sketch of your room along and ask the salesperson for help figuring the quantity. Check the installation requirements and purchase the correct adhesive, seam sealer (if your installation requires a seam), trowel, floor filler and matching caulk.


In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva lays down a vinyl sheet floor. Steps: 1. Make a template of the floor using felt paper. 2. Use utility knife to cut the template roughly around the room. Tape together the felt paper pieces to form a single, room-size template. 3. Cut several triangular-shaped holes into the template with a utility knife, then tape the template down to the floor. 4. Hold the 2-inch-wide leg of a framing square against the wall, and mark the inside edge of the square onto the felt template. Slide the square down the wall and repeat until you've marked the entire room perimeter onto the template. 5. In another room, tape together several 4x4-foot sheets of ¼-inch plywood underlayment. 6. Lay the felt-paper template on top of underlayment, and use a framing square to transfer the template's shape onto the underlayment. Be sure to mark along the outside edge of the framing square. 7. Fill all voids, cracks and holes in existing kitchen floor with use underlayment filler. Smooth out the filler with a 6-inch-wide putty knife. 8. Use a circular saw to cut the underlayment along the template lines. 9. Nail down underlayment using 1¼-inch-long ring-shanked nails; space the nails 4 inches apart. 10. Lay the template onto the vinyl sheet floor and use the framing square to trace its outline onto the vinyl floor. Again, be sure to mark along the outside edge of the framing square. 11. Carefully cut the vinyl floor along the template lines using a sharp utility knife fitted with a hook blade. 12. Spread vinyl-flooring adhesive around the perimeter of the room with a 1/16-inch V-notch trowel. 13. Set the vinyl flooring down onto the underlayment, making sure you firmly press it down into the adhesive. 14. Install flexible vinyl cove baseboard to the walls around the room perimeter using vinyl flooring adhesive or vinyl cove mastic. 15. Fasten metal transition molding across the threshold where the new vinyl floor meets the existing floor in the adjacent room.


Steps: 1. Make a template of the floor using felt paper. 2. Use utility knife to cut the template roughly around the room. Tape together the felt paper pieces to form a single, room-size template. 3. Cut several triangular-shaped holes into the template with a utility knife, then tape the template down to the floor. 4. Hold the 2-inch-wide leg of a framing square against the wall, and mark the inside edge of the square onto the felt template. Slide the square down the wall and repeat until you've marked the entire room perimeter onto the template. 5. In another room, tape together several 4x4-foot sheets of ¼-inch plywood underlayment. 6. Lay the felt-paper template on top of underlayment, and use a framing square to transfer the template's shape onto the underlayment. Be sure to mark along the outside edge of the framing square. 7. Fill all voids, cracks and holes in existing kitchen floor with use underlayment filler. Smooth out the filler with a 6-inch-wide putty knife. 8. Use a circular saw to cut the underlayment along the template lines. 9. Nail down underlayment using 1¼-inch-long ring-shanked nails; space the nails 4 inches apart. 10. Lay the template onto the vinyl sheet floor and use the framing square to trace its outline onto the vinyl floor. Again, be sure to mark along the outside edge of the framing square. 11. Carefully cut the vinyl floor along the template lines using a sharp utility knife fitted with a hook blade. 12. Spread vinyl-flooring adhesive around the perimeter of the room with a 1/16-inch V-notch trowel. 13. Set the vinyl flooring down onto the underlayment, making sure you firmly press it down into the adhesive. 14. Install flexible vinyl cove baseboard to the walls around the room perimeter using vinyl flooring adhesive or vinyl cove mastic. 15. Fasten metal transition molding across the threshold where the new vinyl floor meets the existing floor in the adjacent room.


Fitting Sheet Vinyl by Trimming in Place Instructions Step 1 Using your floor plan sketch, transfer it to the vinyl sheet with a washable marker. Step 2 Before cutting your vinyl, place a scrap piece of plywood underneath to keep the subfloor from being damaged. A clean garage floor is a good place to cut vinyl flooring to size. Step 3 Position your cut vinyl in the room, allowing the edges to curl up against the wall. Remember to allow 3 inches on each side for trimming. Step 4 Trim around outside corners or other protruding objects by making a vertical slice down the sheet. Cut the vinyl from the top down to where it touches the floor. Step 5 To fit inside corners, cut the vinyl in V-shaped cuts where it overlaps. Work your way down carefully making several V-cuts until the vinyl rests flat. Step 6 Along the walls, press a 2 by 4 against the bottom to crease the vinyl where the wall meets the floor. After making the crease, use a straightedge to cut the flooring. The floor will expand, so leave 1/8 of an inch space between the wall and the new flooring. Step 7 Use the same principle for the shoe moulding and baseboard. When you reattach them, leave them slightly off the floor for expansion. Nail the moulding to the wall, not the floor. Changes in humidity will cause the floor to bind against a tight moulding. Step 8 If your new floor requires a seam and if you're applying over an old floor, offset the new seam at least 6 inches from the old one.

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