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How do you strip and seal vinyl floors?
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.
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The vinyl liner should bond together with PVC glue from lowes or home depot. There is even a PVC liner that can be used with the glue to patch tears rips and holes.
Best be careful -- up till 1986, Kentile tiles were full of asbestos. The company filed for Chapter 11 in the 90s because of all the lawsuits. Better have them checked b…y a professional.
vinyl is impervious to liquid and does not need any sealing.
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 o…f 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.
Depending on the contractor doing it anywhere from .08 - .50 per sqft. 8 cents is a quick and dirty strip and wax and at 50 cents I would expect to be able to read a newspape…r from the reflection. Either way make sure that the contractor you choose is experienced and walk the floor between the end of the strip and before the wax is laid. Any imperfections that you see will show through on the final finish. Also have the floor burnished within a week of finishing to fully harden the wax and maximize the shine.
at your local flooring store or hardware store they sell vinyl flooring stripper...if you mean stripping the finish to clean the floor.
what can you use to seal acrylic paint that has been painted onto vinyl which is applied to wood. This will be used outdoors? Thanks..
No, you should not.
Yes you can, however, ensure that this is the best option before executing. I do this to reinforce the self-stick vinyl tile and laminate flooring in my basement and it wo…rks great. I got tired of dropping a knife or something creating a huge gash requiring replacement. The polyurethane layer has protected my floors for years. Occasional reapplication of polyurethane in spots where needed making it look new brand new again versus cutting out and re-sticking a piece of the laminate floor that will never look as good as new...I use the former. There are a lot of nay-sayers out there about polyurethane on vinyl tiles and laminate floors, but I've always had great success.
Most vinyl flooring comes with finishes from matte to high gloss and do not need any additional treatment. There are products like "no wax waxes" that can add luster to a viny…l floor, but are not impenetrable. I think that because vinyl is a soft flooring material that is easily dented and cut, any substance used to create a hard glossy finish might crack and peel.
ARTCO Floor Care Business in Sarasota charges approx. 35 cent per square foot, which includes STRIPPING & REFINISHING..(& apply FOUR COATS FINISH)...of all HARD surface floors…..we also offer FREE ESTIMATES... you walk on it- we clean it !!
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.
yes but only up to 3 layers
they are new vinyl strips with wood textured surface and adhesive backing for easy installation. please advice if it is applicable to the mosaic floors and will not bubble… up due to moist underneath when the room temperature is low.
You can possibly use adhesive vinyl strips with wood texture on top of old mosaic floor tiles. However, this will cause the new floor to be uneven. You need to remove the …old floor tiles before laying new ones.
It depends on if the varnish is water based or oil based. Water based can be removed by gently rubbing with a nail brush and soap (it depends how long the varnish has been… on the surface as the varnish will harden ). It its oil based then the job is really very difficult as the only way is to use very careful and small amounts of thinners which WILL an effect on the vinyl. Normally when this happens in the latter case the floor is damaged