How to lay linoleum on your own?
The repair is almost finished. New wallpaper, stretch or suspended ceilings, metal-plastic windows ... There is still a little bit - lay linoleum, arrange furniture and you can celebrate the end of the process. But how to do it correctly, so that you do not later have to regret the hasty decision to do this work yourself? What do you need to remember in what order to act?
How to lay linoleum on the floor: the preparatory stage
In order for the linoleum to be properly laid,was not going to "accordion", did not stretch and did not rise near the threshold, it is necessary to observe simple rules. The quality of the coating plays an important role. Cheap (without the base) will not only be problematic in styling, but also very inconvenient to operate. However, before you close the floor with any kind of linoleum, you should prepare the surface. All cracks and irregularities need to be leveled. For this, it is better to use a self-leveling screed, which in a few minutes will make the floor smooth and smooth. The only requirement is a carefully prepared solution without lumps and a cleaned surface. After the screed has dried, it must be carefully brushed to remove the slightest debris. Otherwise it will be visible through the cover.
How to lay linoleum without wrinkles and folds?
In order that the laying of the coating does not turn into aa real torture, it is necessary before fixing it under the plinth, pre-roll it in an empty room. Within a few days, he will gradually straighten up. After all the irregularities have disappeared, you can start laying. If you do not know how to lay linoleum, do not worry! In this there is nothing complicated. You will need a sharp knife to cut the coating. It can be purchased in any construction hypermarket or wherever you bought linoleum. Perhaps you need the help of someone from family or friends. It is necessary to distribute the linoleum evenly, starting from the middle and gradually moving to the walls. Take care not to have waves or wrinkles. Secure the cover and cut the knife 2-3 cm above the floor level near the wall with a knife. Do it better with a ruler, then the likelihood of spoiling the linoleum will be much lower. After the coating is evenly distributed around the floor and cut off, it can be fastened with a plinth. That's it. Your linoleum is bed!
How to lay linoleum on a wooden floor?
Before you spread the coating overwooden floor, you must carefully prepare its surface. All irregularities should be treated with a planer and sanded. Cracks fill or, if there are too many, cover the floor with plywood or wood fiber board. After that, if the seams are imperceptible to the touch, and the linoleum on a foamed or felt basis, it can be laid on the floor. If it is without a base, then in this case you can use the lining under the laminate. It will create an additional layer, and also hide minor irregularities. Now you know how to lay linoleum, and you can do it yourself.