Vinyl floor and self-adhesive tiles

Vinyl floor and self-adhesive tiles

Even if their smooth and shiny appearance does not create a very warm decor, their ease of maintenance and their cleanliness make them precious in places where people with asthma or allergies to dust mites live.

Installation principle

The operation seems to be mistaken for laying carpet, except that the vinyl must be glued, with glue, double-sided adhesive, or on fixer. A few tips will help you.
You will sometimes need a template for a somewhat complex cut. To do this, trace the shape on a cardboard and cut it out precisely. Then place this template on the vinyl, fixing it with site adhesive. If your vinyl is patterned, be sure to check the symmetry of the designs. Cut with a cutter around the template, leaving a margin of 3 to 4 cm which will be leveled after installation.

The edges of the vinyl are often slightly curled and form unsightly joints. Do not hesitate to overlap the two strips by at least 10 cm to be able to make a double cut. To do this, first apply a double-sided adhesive or glue, then superimpose the two strips on a metal ruler and cut them together, guided by another metal ruler. Remove the scraps, without moving the two strips, then fold them down by adjusting them. Mount this joint very carefully.
To seal a joint, especially in a bathroom or a kitchen, place a thread of special glue all along it.