One of the projects that can completely change the look of a room is the flooring. Home improvement flooring projects are not very difficult when someone wants to install vinyl flooring. With a bit of patience and attention to detail, anyone can install a beautiful new floor in their home and make any room look like new. Because a lot of people tend to look down when entering a room, they will immediately notice the difference and think that you did a complete renovation instead of only improving the floor.
The room where vinyl floors are most commonly found is the bathroom. Before beginning, it is important to prep the space by removing any obstacles such as the toilet or pedestal sink. Also, it is important to remove the trim from around the doors. This may sound like a hassle, but it is much easier than trying to cut around it.
The flooring will need to be cut to fit the room and the best way to do that is by making a paper template of the space. Start by taping heavy paper to the floor and cutting out holes where the sink, toilet and any pipes will need to go. Draw a line around the outside edge and cut it before using the paper to help cut the floor to the correct shape.
Once the floor is cut, it is time to lay it down. It is very important to make sure that the adhesive is spread evenly on the floor. Also, be conscious of the open time as it is indicated on the packaging for the adhesive. This is the amount of time that should pass between spreading the adhesive and laying down the floor and it is important because laying it down too soon could cause bubbles to form.
Once the floor has been placed down, only a few details need to be taken care of. First, reinstall anything that was removed such as the toilet. Since the floor may have been raised slightly, it might be necessary to get a longer toilet tank water supply tube. Then caulk around the bathtub and toilet, and the new floor is all set.
Home improvement flooring projects require attention to details but they are not difficult. From beginning to end, a new vinyl floor can be installed in one weekend. Just be sure to cut the template accurately and follow directions on the adhesive for a beautiful new floor.