Ideas for Install VCT Flooring

Nov 20th

Installing VCT flooring is a rewarding do-it-yourself project, whether you work in your home or office. VCT flooring is durable and with the right care will be good for years. Planning to take your time with this project, as a small measuring error at one end of the floor will cause the tiles to be the way out at the other end. Remember, the floor will be down this year, so take a whole weekend to do it right is worth it.

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Ideas for install VCT flooring, examine the subfloor to ensure it is robust and level. Remove floor casting, doors and other items that can prevent a tight tile placement. Sweep the floor with a broom and vacuum to remove any residue, splinters and dust. Measure the length of the room to find the center point using a tape measure. Snap and chalk stroke. Repeat with width. The two lines intersect in the middle of the room. Dry-fit your tile to see where cuts are needed. Also, check for the symmetry of the edges. Adjust the tile placement before laying glue.

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Then for install VCT flooring, spread glue over a part of the floor starting at the center point. Use a glue trowel to spread an even layer. Allow to dry for 45 minutes. Put full tiles in place, starting at chalk stick intersection. Make sure the tiles are square with each other. A slight displacement in the center of the room will make the pieces diverge from the even way, as more inches of the time you reach the wall. Target and saw tiles that will sit at the edge of the room using a tile cutter. Practice on waste tiles before attempting real reduction. Always place the cut edge against the wall or outer perimeter of the room. Roll the floor with a tile roll to help the tiles stick to the subfloor.