Choose the vinyl or linoleum flooring design that suits your home and needs.
In bathrooms, your pro will remove toilet and sink basins that are attached to the floor as well as baseboards, carpet and carpet strips along with threshold molding.
Your contractor will check concrete floors for moisture by placing a small portion of flooring down on the concrete. If it pulls up easily, the room has too much moisture.
Make a paper template of the area to be covered with vinyl or linoleum. Your contractor will tape the paper against the base of each wall mark the areas where pipes or connections will be cut.
The contractor will install a quarter inch of plywood as an underlayment over the existing concrete floor. This makes an even surface for flooring installation.
As a rule, flooring is installed to follow the light source direction. A narrow room requires the flooring to run along the length of the room rather than cross the room.
A glued installation works best for longevity. A pro will use a water-based spray adhesive to attach the vinyl or linoleum flooring to the underlayment.
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Cover old flooring with plywood before adding a new surface.
Ensure that flooring joints do not overlay areas with room transitions.