Installing your bathroom vinyl flooring can seem like a challenging task. With our tips, you can lay your vinyl in as little as half a day.
BEFORE YOU START:
- Clear your bathroom.
- Remove your toilet and sink pedestal.
- Put your vinyl flooring in the bathroom 24/48 hours before installation so that it acclimatises to the temperature and humidity.
If you’re installing the vinyl onto a wooden floor, cover it with hardboard to form a smooth surface.
FITTING VINYL FLOORING
The cleaner and smoother your bathroom floor is, the better your vinyl flooring will look, which is why your bathroom floor should be flat, smooth and free of debris before you start laying your vinyl.
STEP 1: SURFACE PREPARATION
Take off your shoes to prevent grit getting inside the vinyl underside. Unroll the vinyl face up, making sure there is excess flooring material on every side. That way, you can trim it to fit exactly once the vinyl is fully in place.
STEP 2: FITTING A VINYL FLOOR
Mark the excess vinyl from the floor, then cut away the edges using the marks as a guide. Press the vinyl sheet against the base of skirting boards using a small block of wood. Use a paint scraper to hold the vinyl to the skirting board, then, cut the vinyl flooring with a sharp knife.
Make sure you leave a gap of about 1mm between the edge of the floor and the skirting board to allow the vinyl to adjust to room temperatures, which can cause it to expand and contract.
Cut around the toilet: To cut around odd-shaped objects such as pedestal sink or toilet make a paper template of the shape. Place your template on your vinyl flooring and draw round the line. Using a sharp knife, cut the vinyl along the guideline, making sure you get a perfect fit. Once the floor lies smooth and flat, you are ready to glue.
STEP 3: TRIMMING AND GLUING
Once the vinyl is fitted, roll it back over half the room and glue to the floor.
Top Tip: use only a workable amount of adhesive at one time and use a rolling motion to reduce the risk of air bubbles.
STEP 4: AFTER INSTALLATION
After installing your vinyl floor, clean it to remove any loose dirt or debris that may result from the installation process.
Try not to walk on your floor for around 24 hours after installation.
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