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How to Install Vinyl Flooring in Your Kitchen

Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2019-04-17      Origin: Site


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How to Install Vinyl Flooring in Your Kitchen

Vinyl flooring adds a fascinating touch to the kitchen, but if you don't know how to install it, it can be confusing to install. You don't need to hire a professional to help you because the installation process is very simple when you have the right materials and understand the proper steps. Compared to ceramic tiles, vinyl is a cheap kitchen material that is easier to manage.

Unlike tile, a vinyl floor may be directly applied to a subfloor thats plywood with no need for a concrete backer. Before installing vinyl in a kitchen, make sure the heads of screws and nails are below the subfloor surface, take off any adhesive thats old, and address other imperfections. Otherwise, youll be able to feel and see these areas below your vinyl flooring and they could damage the vinyl.

Choose the Perfect Vinyl Flooring


Vinyl flooring is 6 feet wide and 12 feet wide. When you install vinyl yourself, you can save at least half the cost. The more expensive floor has a richer pattern and a thicker wear layer, but even an affordable floor can be used for at least 10 years.

Feel the flexibility of different floors by looking at the samples between samples. If you find that the vinyl is hard or breaks easily, you will not choose to install it to avoid the risk. You can also order a better floor sample to take home and see which option matches your kitchen more.

It doesn’t hurt to have a sketch of the room with you along with dimensions so that a flooring representative can help you figure out how much flooring you need. Determine the installation requirements and make sure you buy a trowel, seam sealer if your flooring installation requires a seam, floor filler, matching caulk, and the proper adhesive.

Prepare the Kitchen for Installation

First of all, in addition to other furniture or appliances in the kitchen, take out the refrigerator. When working on the back of the substrate, use a flat mast and a hammer. Carefully pull the trim away from the wall, being careful not to damage it while you are away. Take kraft paper and roll it 1 inch from the bottom of the wall and walk along the edge of the kitchen.

Use a 4-inch piece of masking tape to tack the kraft paper to the floor by placing the tape along the edge every 3 feet. Use scissors to cut the paper along the edge of the floor and attach the paper 1 inch away from the wall’s edge. Roll out another piece of paper and have it overlap the first one by about 3 inches. Attach the first and second strips with tape, and keep attaching strips until your paper is covering the floor and all edges are 1 inch away from the wall.

Mark the Spots

Take a square and place it on the floor so that it is flat and against the wall. Use paper to mark the position of the other side of the leg with a pencil. Let this mark circle the perimeter of the floor and mark the width of the box on the edge of the edge of the floor. Roll the vinyl floor out of the larger room or out and make sure the top surface is facing up.

Take away the paper template, keeping it in one piece, and put it over the sheet vinyl. Hold the template in place by taping it to the floor. Place the framing square on the line found on the template in the identical way that you drew a line on your paper in the kitchen. Use the framing square’s outside edge as your guide and draw a cut line in your sheet vinyl flooring with a marker that’s washable. Use this template to work with until you finish the cut line.

Cut the Floor


Place a piece of thick cardboard or a portion of plywood below the flooring. Use a sharp utility knife to pierce the flooring that coordinates with the cut line. Continue to move your plywood as you cut to preserve the floor underneath. Take your cut piece of flooring, roll it up, and bring it into your kitchen. Without using any adhesive yet, roll out the flooring to determine how it fits. Now is the time to make any necessary adjustments so that you’ll have a snug fit. Use a utility knife to make any precision cuts as necessary.

Next, you will peel off the floor, revealing half of the bottom and the floor below. A uniform layer of adhesive was placed on the bottom of the vinyl floor according to the manufacturer's instructions and the adhesive was then placed on the partially exposed floor. Work with a notched shovel, you will mark the adhesive and press the floor under the floor. Make sure to use the roller on the entire floor to eliminate any imperfections you find and to get the adhesive to stick to the floor.

Place any quarter-round trim or baseboards back where they belong along the bottom of the walls. If your kitchen doesn’t have any baseboards or other trim, you can put a thin bead of tile and tub caulk around the room’s perimeter between the walls and floor for a more finished look.

You will like the look of your vinyl floor and you will be proud to install it yourself. The first step is to write down everything you need and visit a hardware or home improvement store to buy your supplies. Once you have all your supplies, you can go home and start installing your vinyl floor. Once your kitchen is ready, you can start laying the floor and see the effect of the beautiful new floor you installed.


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