The adhesive vinyl floors, or rubber, as they are generally known, is back in fashion. This type of flooring began to be seen almost five years ago, in the 60s and 70s. In many Spanish homes this type of flooring was used because it was much cheaper and easier to install than to make ceramic tiles.
Nowadays, either because of how cheap and easy it is to assemble, or because of the wide variety of finishes available, the fact is that this floor has been reborn with many very successful imitations. We can find vinyl floors from wood effect, marble, normal tiles, mosaic tiles and more infinite varieties.
What is needed to lay a sticky vinyl floor?
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Meter for measuring and making the necessary cuts.
Cutter or blade for cutting strips of vinyl flooring.
Before you start gluing vinyl floors.
The floor on which we will glue vinyl floors must be perfectly clean. We have to sweep and then wipe. When it dries, we can start gluing the floor.
If the floor on which we are going to lay the floor has cracks, we must repair them first. Otherwise, these same cracks will be marked on the vinyl floors.
If we paste vinyl floors On top of a floor with normal tiles we must first apply a thin layer of mortar to align all the joints between the tiles and the tiles. Otherwise, after the vinyl floor has been laid for some time, all the joints of the lower tiles will start to be marked.
Where to start gluing vinyl floors?
Usually the floor starts to stick to the side of the longest wall of the living room, the room or the place where we will place it. But depending on the design and size of the floor, its position can vary. To be sure, ask the seller or look at the instructions on the floor to see instructions.
It must be remembered that, although this floor is blooming again thanks to its price and easy installation, it is still an imitation. This means that it is weaker and more sensitive than wood or ceramic, it is chipped and can be broken much more easily, and the finish, although very successful, is still imitation. These are some “buts” that adhesive vinyl floors.
But otherwise, it must be admitted that it is very practical, easy to install and inexpensive. Three highly valued properties today.
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