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How To Install Sheet Vinyl Flooring | DIY

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Undercut door mouldings and casings. Sweep or Vacuum substrate to remove dirt or debris.

 

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Position flooring squarely in room. Allow approximately 3 Inches up the wall to allow for trimming.

 

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Using a sharp utility knife, make relief cuts at the outside corners

 

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Make relief cuts at the inside corners.

 

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Trim the sheet vinyl flooring along all walls, cabinets, etc.

 

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Leave a 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch gap around all vertical areas (walls, cabinets, pipes, etc.).

 

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When a seam is required, obtain pattern match and overlap factory edges.

 

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Place pieces of masking tape over seam edge to prevent movement.Using a sharp utility knife, double-cut through both pieces of flooring.

 

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Remove bottom salvage piece.

 

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Position your seam tape to be centered under the seam cut.

 

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Remove release liner from the seam tape.

 

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Position seam and roll with a hand roller.

 

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Seal the seam with a recommended seam sealer.Protect the seam from traffic for a minimum of 3 hours.

 

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Install base board, quarter round or cove base to cover gap around the perimeter.*Remember to nail into wall, not into the floor.

 

 

Care and Maintenance

Check furniture to be sure the legs are equipped with proper rests and are of sufficient size to prevent permanent indentations.


Sweep and/or vacuum any dirt or debris that can scratch the floor. Use a soft brush, dust mop or vacuum.


Light daily sweeping or vacuuming will help maintain the floors original gloss by removing any grit particles, which can affect the normal gloss.


Wipe up spills promptly and thoroughly with a clean, damp cloth. Spills are easier to remove if wiped up immediately.


When necessary, wash the floor with a neutral floor cleaner.


Use non-staining walk-off mats at outside entrances to prevent dirt and debris from being tracked onto floor.