Sheet vinyl flooring can be difficult to lay because it is wide and comparatively stiff, and edge cutting must be done accurately if gaps are not to be noticeable against skirting (baseboards). Read this DIY guide on how to lay sheet vinyl in your own home.
Lengths of quadrant beading (base shoe) can be pinned (tacked) around the perimeter of the room to disguise any serious mistakes.
Most rooms contain at least one long straight wall, and it is often easiest to press the vinyl into the angle between wall and floor and cut along it with the knife held at a 45-degree angle.
Then press the ends of the length neatly against the walls at right angles to the first wall, make small diagonal cuts at internal and external angles, and trim the edges to fit there.
Unless the wall is perfectly straight, make a cut at the corner and trim the adjacent edges of the sheet with a sharp knife along the angle of wall and floor
At door trims, make cuts into the edge of the sheet down to floor level so the sheet will lie flat, and trim off the tongues of excess material.
Use a similar technique for trimming the sheet around larger obstacles, such as washbasin pedestals.
To loin sheet vinyl edge to edge, overlap the two sheets so that the pattern matches and cut through both layers against a steel straightedge. Discard the waste strips
Place a strip of double-sided adhesive tape underneath the joint line, peel off the backing paper and press the two cut edges firmly down on to the tape,
To fit the vinyl sheet around pipe work, make a cut into it at the pipe position and then trim out a circle of the material to fit around the pipe.
At door openings, fit threshold (saddle) strips to anchor the edges of the sheet. Here, an existing strip has been pried up and is being hammered down again to grip the vinyl.
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