Before you consider installation, you need to make sure you are fully prepared for the project. For beginners, this means accurately measuring the length and width of your house to find its total area. After calculating the area, now you need to figure out how many squares you need. To do this, simply take up square meters of the entire surface and divide by the square meters in the vinyl tile box. For example, if your house area is 100 square meters and each tile is equivalent to 10 square meters, you need 10 boxes of tiles. Of course, it's always a good idea to have a little extra to make sure it's enough for using. Usually, it is recommended to purchase an additional 10-15% of the waste.
An important aspect of installing Glue Down Vinyl Tile Flooring is that you can simply place it on an existing flooring surface. However, it is important to determine if your previous flooring is in a good enough condition to cover the new Vinyl Tiles. If you are unsure, contact a professional installer so that you can properly evaluate the suitability of your old flooring for new vinyl tiles. You may find a situation where your old flooring is too difficult to repair or replace, in which case you need to tear it apart and prepare the substrate before installing the Vinyl Tiles. In this case, plywood is a commonly used substrate.
A basic rule for installing Glue Down Vinyl Tile Floors is to start at the center of the room, not at one of the corners.
When you are about to start installing tiles, you will need to use a trowel to apply the adhesive to the substrate so that the vinyl squares will remain completely bonded. Make sure you gently press the tile on the floor and once you have completed the line, start the next line. Your tile row probably won't fit your space perfectly, so make sure you measure the remaining tile length needed to complete a row and then cut another tile to fit the adjacent space.
Once you have laid the tiles, the optimum environmental conditions for installation require that the temperature of the subfloor be maintained between 65°F and 85°F (18°C to 29°C) for 48 hours before installation, during installation and within 48 hours of installation. Make sure your tiles fit snugly together, and if you notice any gel starts to ooze out from the edges, wipe them quickly with a damp cloth. Remember that the floor must be installed within two hours of applying the adhesive. You also don't want to wash the new flooring for at least a week because you want the adhesive to have time to settle. Each tile was pressured to bond to the substrate by using a vinyl floor roll. Make sure you don't walk right away and give it at least a few hours to glue. Soon, you can take a step back and enjoy your new Vinyl Tile Flooring!
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