diy  floors


Question by  mwalker (26)

How should I prepare to start laying down linoleum?


Answer by  xazurianx (330)

Prepare by removing the old floor covering whether it be tile, linoleum, or carpet. Clean the exposed flooring of any dust, dirt, or debris. Then, measure out the exact area you plan on covering as this makes it possible to simply use one piece to cover the entire floor.


Answer by  jer (61)

The first thing you need to do is to prepare the floor. The floor most be clean of all old flooring and sub floor must be laid down. There should be no stables sticking out. Then finally a glue can be put down and linoleum laid on top. This should be all you need do.


Answer by  pedro (142)

The key is to prepare a strong, flat surface. You can lay down linoleum over existing linoleum, plywood, or other flat surfaces. If the surface is not flat, then you could spread some filler to even things out.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

To lay linoleum you need a flat, bump free surface. If you do not prepare your surface appropriately, the finished product will not be smooth and attractive. Make sure you get rid of previous glues or sand them down. If all else fails, put down new boards prior to installation.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

There is some prep work that need to be done. Clean the floor, take out any nails or tacks. Even out the floor from lumps, or put down a sub floor. Make a template of the floow and cut your linoleum per the template. Glue down.

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