Home Repair

Step-by-Step Guide for Laying a Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Tools and Materials to Use:

  • Trowel
  • Putty knife
  • Manual screwdriver
  • Oscillating multi-tool
  • Drill and driver items
  • Tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • Vinyl sheet flooring
  • Level compound and pre-mixed flooring patch
  • Double-sided tape for flooring

Step 1: Remove obstructions

Start by removing moldings and baseboards and any other obstruction in the flooring area.

Step 2: Ready the subfloor

The subfloor should be free from seams, gouges, or gaps that could potentially get into the soft vinyl’s surface.

Step 3: Cut under-door trim

Use a wood blade to cut under-door trim of 1/8 inch. You can also get rid of the door trim and re-apply it after the flooring has been laid.

Step 4: Cut the vinyl sheet flooring

Cut the vinyl sheet flooring to the same size as the room with about an added four inches to each side.

Step 5: Do relief cuts

To relieve any tension in the flooring, do relief cuts around the corners.

Step 6: Add the adhesive tape

Add adhesive tapes to areas where traffic is prevalent such as the front door, in front of the cabinets, and in front of the comfort room’s door.

Step 7: Start laying the vinyl flooring

You can now lay the vinyl flooring sheets in the installation areas.

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