How do you lay vinyl flooring on old vinyl flooring?
Industry standards allow for vinyl to be laid directly over existing vinyl as long as the existing is the only layer. To do so the existing vinyl needs to be free of cracking or curling. Because vinyl is very plyable any defects in the floor will telegraph into the new sheet. To prep the floor you must strip it of any remaining residue. Armstrong makes a good product called "New Beginnings" and can be found in most home improvement stores. Once the floor is stripped, you need to emboss it. Any pattern in the old floor will ultimately show through onto the new pattern. Embossing leveler is put on with the flat side of a trowel. You don't need to put a thick layer. You drag the trowel along the floor leaving only enough to fill in the old pattern. This will dry very quickly, usually within an hour but up to 2. If the old floor is cracking or curling but is the only layer and not over concrete, you can lay a new 1/4" sub floor. In the past people used luann for sub floor. Most luann today you can buy in Home Depot or Lowes don't meet the quality standards required for a sub floor. Instead you need to buy 1/4" smooth on one side BC pine ply. It is usually close in price to luann. The plywood needs to be nailed down with a galvanized flat head spiral nail. The seams of the boards and tops of nail heads need to be patched and smoothed over with a high quality wood filler. Once that had dried you will need to lightly sand the areas to make sure the entire floor is very smooth. Any area you have even a minor defect will show through to the new floor. Assuming you are using a full spreed sheet vinyl, you will want to cut the vinyl before you move it to the room. If this is a bathroom or small kitchen, you can make a pattern using rosin paper. Be careful, cut wrong and it cannot be repaired. I would always buy the vinyl manufacturer's recommended adhesive. The container will tell you the size trowel you need. This is very important to follow. Trowels ensure you put the right amount of adhesive down. Too much or too little can cause the floor to fail. Starting and the back of the room, trowel adhesive making semi circles. Work your way out of the room. You need to let the adhesive dries. It will go from a paste like substance to a chewing gum feel. ****Very important to allow this to dry**** Starting at the front of the room you take the vinyl which has now been rolled in reverse. Roll this out into the room. Hopefully you have cut this out in advance. Make sure once the floor is laid you roll the entire floor with a 100 lb roller to ensure all air bubbles are out. The edges of the floor at the wall and door need trim to make sure they do not curl with time. If you already have wall base 3/4" is shoe or quarter round will do fine. Otherwise you can use new wall base.
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waxing kentile . I have old (20 plus probably) Kentile flooring in my home that I would like to wax. They are very dull and only stay shiny for a short period of time when …I wax them with just a generic floor wax such as Johnsons or Armstrong.. Does anyone know the proper procedure for cleaning, sealing, waxing this type of floor?. Vinyl flooring is the easiest flooring to maintain. It cleans up easily with a myriad of products. I prefer "Armstrong" vinyl floor cleaner. It is available at most supermarkets. Follow the instructions on the label. For deeper cleaning- particularly on textured vinyl- get on your hands and knees and use a scrub brush. I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results.
turpentine if its water based, if its not water based your out of luck.
The Bongo is a particular brand of van well-known for its size anduse in rugged travelling. Flooring fitting is best doneprofessionally, though general expertise in carpeting …techniquescan help.
Obtain a tube of seam sealer from a flooring supply company. Thereafter, whenever you slice the floor, gently clean and dry the area. Use a small amount of the seam sealer to …glue down the slice, or to fill in the gap. It will become invisible since no dirt can get into the spot. Don't walk over it for a good 24 hours and it should be good for a long time.
Rub it with a rough rag and Goof Off, it will soften enough to be peeled off.
Is it Vinyl or Linoleum? Go to an edge or a closet, cut a small sample out of the corner, look at the cross section. IF the pattern/color is printed only on the top, it's v…inyl. if it looks like the surface layer goes about half the thickness of the piece, it's Linoleum...
The vinyl itself is the finish. I've never heard of anyone painting a vinyl floor. The paint just would not last and would look like garbage in no time at all. Easier to lay m…ore vinyl or lino on top .
Vinyl flooring can last up to 10 or 15 years if it is installed on a smooth solid surface in a low to medium traffic area.
If your terms are righ the answer is a clear NO, Sheet Vinyl cannot go over Laminate, but laminate is very easy to remove! However some suspect that Laminate flooring is a us…ually misused term for either sheet vinyl flooring or a compressed wood product with a thin veneer of a colored layer of paper covered by a "wear layer" of either aluminum oxide or other tough layer that is what you are walking on. Laminate in it's true form is a floating floor made of the compressed wood product and is not an acceptable substrate for a new vinyl floor as it is prone to more expansion and contraction than the sheet vinyl. if you are referring to a sheet Vinyl product that has been glued to an acceptable substrate, the general rule of thumb is that you can cover one layer, but if you already have two layers of sheet vinyl or other vinyl product on the floor you need to rip it all out to the subfloor & lets start again. a fresh substrate. you can usually learn a lot about your floor by pulling a heating vent out of the floor and looking at the edges of the hole (kind of like a core sample) if you already have two layers you can install a new layer of thin plywood (usually 1/4 inch and made of a hardwood like Russian birch) and stapled through the other layers to the original floor. The most important part of installing a new sheet vinyl floor is having a clean smooth surface so that none of the old patern "ghost" up through the new floor.
Cover floor in hot water..sprinkle salt on it, put a pair of crocs on or boots with ridged soles, turn on the music and start dancing. Old polish will turn white so you can se…e where to dance. Mop with hot water and allow to dry thoroughly LOL true!!
Yes but the finish is pretty poor. The laminate will need to expand and contract. This happens at a significantly different rate to vinyl. - Its always better to get the lamin…ate up and ply or use self leveler and lay the vinyl as new.
Vinyl flooring or tile is a pretty cheap flooring option. However painted concrete flooring is also inexpensive and can be very attractive if done nicely.
Hammer and chisel to scrape it off, an assortment of putty knives.
If you cant get the existing flooring up, or if lifting it would cause more damage to the substrate then its worth, then yes i would suggest doing this and it is common practi…ce.
yes but only up to 3 layers
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they are new vinyl strips with wood textured surface and adhesivebacking for easy installation. please advice if it is applicable tothe mosaic floors and will not bubble up du…e to moist underneathwhen the room temperature is low.
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You can possibly use adhesive vinyl strips with wood texture on topof old mosaic floor tiles. However, this will cause the new floorto be uneven. You need to remove the old fl…oor tiles before layingnew ones.