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how to Install Vinyl Flooring

how to Install Vinyl Flooring

Sheet vinyl flooring of your home is a durable, practical and an attractive choice for your high-traffic places such as baths and kitchens. It’s easy to install your self if you have got patience and time. You need the following things: Brooms Vacuums Heavy Rollers Floor Scraper (if Needed) Notched Trowels Measuring Tapes Sponges Multiuse [...]

How to Lay Wood Mosaic Flooring

How to Lay Wood Mosaic Flooring

When buying mosaic panels, check to make sure that they are all the same size. Any slight variation will leave unsightly gaps in the finished floor. Before laying mosaic panels in earnest, line up a row of panels without adhesive along the length of the room to check positioning. Remembering to leave a gap of [...]

How to Finish off Timber Flooring

How to Finish off Timber Flooring

Some timber floorings already have a protective vinyl layer on top and need no further finishing (although a single coat of varnish is usually recommended). With others, and with stripped and sanded conventional floorboards, you will want to apply a finish, not only to make the flooring look good, but also to keep it looking [...]

How to lay Woodstrip Flooring

How to lay Woodstrip Flooring

Whether laying wood mosaic flooring or strip flooring, the first job is to prepare the floor.. Solid floors may need damp-proofing and the application of a self-levelling compound; suspended timber floors will need to be made good and then covered with hardboard or plywood sheets to make them flat New concrete floors should be left [...]

How to Do Up Small Spaces in your Home (Flooring)

How to Do Up Small Spaces in your Home (Flooring)

Smooth, hardwearing, washable and warm are the best qualities for the floor in a child’s room. Fitted carpet, although warm and comfortable, is not the most suitable flooring because it is difficult to stand building bricks on and not very easy to wash. If you do want to use carpet, choose one with a non-pile [...]

How to Install New Linoleum Flooring

How to Install New Linoleum Flooring

The big advantage of linoleum over die or hardwood is the reduced cost (although top-quality modern linoleum can be quite expensive). The appearance can be excellent. Modern linoleum wears well and you avoid the problem of slipping that can occur with some tile and stone floors. For a novice, however, installing large pieces of linoleum [...]

How to Renovate Kitchen Flooring

How to Renovate Kitchen Flooring

If your kitchen flooring is more than 10 years old, chances are that some sort of work needs to be done to it. If it’s tile, it may need to be cleaned and regrouted (or at least have the grout cleaned). If it’s wood, it may need to be sanded, restained, and sealed. If it’s [...]

How to Lay Flooring

How to Lay Flooring

Preparation of the sub-floor which is to receive the floor covering is vitally important. Aim for a perfectly dry, level, firm base. Wooden sub-floors Go over the surface carefully, nailing or screwing down loose boards and then smoothing the sur­face with hand tools if the boards are reasonably level; with a power floor sander if [...]