How to Install Vinyl Flooring

September 19, 2016  //  Posted by: Chip  //  Category: Flooring
contractor installing Vinyl Flooring

Proces of installing Vinyl Flooring

Want to have a classy look of your home in just few weeks? Vinyl flooring is your options that can help you in making your wish come true. Vinyl floors are amongst the most popular forms of flooring options at home. In kitchen area, bathroom areas and in living room, it works best. There are way more benefits that can be availed by installing vinyl flooring at your home. It is water resistant, stain resistant and easily maintainable. Not only that, it is counted to be having versatile styles and patterns of vinyl tiles or sheets that you can go for. It is best at providing longevity and more durability in nature. In present time, vinyl floor is the widely seen to be installed in homes. One of the most attractive and efficient type of flooring option to go for is vinyl flooring.

Vinyl comes in many different types such as tiles and sheets. But installing vinyl sheets are more preferred than tiles. Both provide with efficient benefits but installing vinyl sheets are more comfortable and simple for the home owners. It is a great flooring option that fits in any home décor and stipulated budget. Not only that, it is extremely efficient of dents, stains and scratches. If you are planning of having new floor installed at your home, it is suggested of having vinyl flooring in your home. Well, there are many reasons that can lead you in taking the decision of installing it.

Process of installing vinyl flooring

 

  • Making a decision

 

It is important to be firm over your decision that you take. Trust me; having vinyl floors at your home will assist you in getting luxurious look. Varied reasons are provided for taking the decision. Many patterns and designs, choices of colors and vibrant beauty of vinyl make it all possible of having it at your home. Even texturing is other option that can enhance the look of your floors. Making decisions on the terms of its benefits is the best criteria to exercise by the home owners.

 

  • Clear the room

 

Before going for the process, make sure that all the stuffs in your room have been set aside. As you are going to install the whole new floor, it is advisable of clearing the area. Empty the selected room at the time of installing it. Clearing the room will assist you in taking the process in simple way without any complexity. Do not forget to observe any damp surface and accumulated debris on the surface. If observed remove it for better installation of vinyl floors at your home.

If you are thinking of mounting the new floor on the older one, you are thinking in wrong way. It is not going to benefit you in any way. In fact in later stage, more chances of spoiling and torn surface of your floors may observe. Prepare your area for sub flooring.

 

  • Preparing the subfloor

 

Subflooring needs proper focus because it will lead you to have perfect installation of your final flooring. For ensuring smooth installation of vinyl floors, it is important to prepare a subfloor on which you can lay your actual flooring. Not only vinyl, but installing any floor subflooring is considered to be mandate. Most important thing to note is the subfloor must be even, dry and properly cleaned. No cracks or uneven surface should be present because it may lead to improper installation of vinyl floors at your home. With the help of making the use of textile backing, leveling it becomes easy and elimination of irregularities is possible.

 

  • Measuring of space available

 

The area that is available for installing vinyl floors, must be measured accurately for knowing of how much material is going to need, how will you install the flooring, requirement of vinyl sheets and tiles whichever you are going to install and its execution too. Measuring the surface will provide you the basic information of how much vinyl you will have to buy. Certain things like vinyl flooring are available in different thickness and sizes, so make sure of measuring it accurately. Basic measurement will add up more ideas about fitting the shit, eliminating the errors and accuracy that is needed for it.

 

  • Start fitting the vinyl

 

After complying with all above stated steps, now it is the time to fit the vinyl sheets or tiles that you have brought to notice. Necessary tips are required to fit it accurately on its place. Take the vinyl sheets and start fitting it parallel to the longest wall in your room. But keep certain amount of space between the walls and the edges of the vinyl floors for proper finishing and cutting of corners of vinyl floors. Cut those edges with the help of scissors and knife for better finish. Surplus to that keep an eye on gapping between the vinyl sheets and the walls for not colliding with each other.

 

  • Tackling of corners

 

Those corners which are left unpacked must be packed by making small triangular shaped packing. This packing can be made out of the left-over of vinyl sheets that you are not going to use. Press it properly, pushing it towards the walls for ceasing the sides properly. Metal straight edger is considered to be the right choice for going with this process. And for external corners, chisel is used for pressing the sides and skirting it in to proper shape.

 

  • Fixing it on place

 

Last stage of installing vinyl flooring is to see and ensure that all the process of flooring is right on its place or not. See for the areas under the doors, center of room is fixed proper, nailing and gluing is accurate and smooth surfaces available or not. Lastly ensure that no debris and damp area is observed in your new installing vinyl flooring at your home.

 

 

 

Mosaic vs. Natural Stone Which is a Better Pick

August 17, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

Mosaic  flooring, flooring optionsOur basements are one of the most vulnerable places of our homes. They tend to get more damp and prone to bacterial growth as well. More dust accumulation occurs in the basement. Weakening of the basement means that the house’s foundation is in danger. Water damage is the main reason why this happens in most cases. That’s why it’s important for us to look out for the warning signs of water damage in basements.

Dark or discoloured spots on the ceiling and walls mean that there is a leakage somewhere. Sometimes we might notice the paint peeling off the walls. This means the same as well. Other signs which you must look out for are corrosions in surrounding equipment. Sometimes the best way to detect this is to see if the fuse box has a lot of rust or not. Mold and mildew, efflorescence and bad odor also are sure signs of water damage.

Caring for your hardwood floors

June 18, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

Tips to maintain hardwood floors, floor maintenanceThe hardwood floors enhance the beauty of the house. It looks all the more stylish. But besides simply decorating the room you must also remain careful that the floor doesn’t get damaged. Here are few things that you must remember which will help you to increase the longevity of the hardwood floor.

You must have already heard that water destroys the wood. So make sure that you perfectly clean the water with a dry mop. You can use a vacuum to remove the moisture also. The vacuum must be properly set for usage on wood. You must remember that you move any furniture be careful as it may hamper the wood. It is always safe to put furniture pads which will reduce the damage of the wood. Dirt, sand and grit must not be allowed to accumulate over the wood. Avoid wearing shoes with high heels as it damages the wood. You can use carpets, rugs or door mats as then it will cover the wood and also save it from getting dirty easily. If you follow the above things your hardwood will retain its glow for long.

Start a home improvement project with travertine mosaic

April 02, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

travertine mosaic, home improvement If you want to give your house a natural elegant and aristocratic look and feel, then travertine marbles are the best way to go about it. The travertine mosaic tiles enhance the complete appearance of the home in a classy way. And if you are getting ready to give your house a small makeover, the getting travertine mosaic tiles is very highly recommended.

The use of travertine mosaic tiles will give your house a Roman feel and upon completion, these tiles have a glossy finish with an antique feel. Available in various colors and texture, one can choose the one perfect for their home in accordance with the color of the wall and the present décor in a particular room. These mosaic tiles perform admirably in both the wet and dry areas of the house as it is very durable thereby making it a prime choice for one and all.

Starlit quartz tile: a fantastic pick for flooring your home

March 21, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

Starlit quartz tileIf you are considering a startling chic look for your house floors, starlit quartz tiles would be some fantastic options. Quartz has always been a luxurious material and the starlit tiles are the perfect to get your floors with the much needed contemporary look.

These starlit tiles are available in a wide range of colors and sizes. For an active look it’s suggested to go for the warmer colors like yellow, red and orange while purple, blue and green are able to bring a cooler effect. If you prefer a neutral look for the floors to highlight the different amazing accessories in the room, pale colors like white, grey and beige are suggested. It’s good to mention that these starlit tiles are available with the steel accents for a unique look.

A good benefit of these tiles is that these would easily blend up with the contemporary furnishings. Moreover, you can even plan to place it on your bathroom floor as the starlit quartz tiles are specially designed to work well in the damp places.

 

Practical Considerations For Kitchen Flooring

February 28, 2010  //  Posted by: Home Makers  //  Category: Flooring, Kitchen Care

nullWhat is the most important consideration when we select kitchen flooring? Is it the design or color that goes with the current décor or should we lay emphasis on the comfort? Well if you spend a large part of day standing in kitchen then if the floor is not comfortable you will soon realize that your feet and legs will hurt. Here are some practical considerations for kitchen flooring which should be kept in mind:

Select fabric like linoleum, carpet and vinyl for floors if your spend a good part of the day in kitchen as these materials will provide sufficient cushioning for your feet thereby providing relief from pain

If you have kids and pets at home then selecting a kitchen flooring material that is easy to clean and doesn’t get spoiled due to spills and messes is a good idea. It would not be a good idea to make use of floors made of natural stones because any liquid spill will make the kids slip and could be hazardous.

And for working professionals selecting tiled flooring is an excellent option which not only looks good but is also very easy to clean.

Guide to Bamboo Flooring Care

January 10, 2010  //  Posted by: Home Makers  //  Category: Flooring, Home Improvement

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Durability, good looks and easy maintenance make people opt for bamboo flooring. If you want your floor to appear as good as new then take a leaf or two out of this simple guide to bamboo flooring care:

As a generic rule you can increase the life of your bamboo flooring by keeping it free from dirt and dust which can cause scratching. Always use a soft broom to remove all the dust particles and make use of a doormat so that dirt is not transferred from the footwear to the floor which can mar its beauty

Bamboo flooring can get damaged due to excessive pressure so when the floor is new avoid wearing any high heels on the new floor and keep a protective padding under the legs of all your furniture to prevent the denting. Also keep on changing the location of your furniture periodically to maintain the good looks of your bamboo flooring

Bamboo floors need breathing space and hence only use suitable rugs for covering these floors. Avoid using rubber rugs which will restrict the air movement thereby discoloring the bamboo floor.

Lastly never wash your bamboo floors with harsh chemicals and always wipe off any spills using a dry cloth to prevent damages.
Using this simple guide you can take good care of bamboo flooring and also save money on expensive repairs.