Now that you know what vinyl flooring is and why it is probably one of
the most suitable flooring for the basement, let us take a look at how
you can install this type of flooring in your basement. The process of
installing vinyl flooring is not that difficult.
All you need is the flooring, the adhesive that you will use to
install the same, and a cutting blade to cut the vinyl flooring
according to the measurements of the basement. Once you have all the
materials that you require, follow the simple steps given here.
Before you start installing the vinyl flooring, you need to prepare
the basement. For this, you first need to clean the basement properly.
Sweep it well using a broom to remove any dust and dirt in the room.
Ensure that any cracks on the basement flooring are also free of any
dust. Also try and clean any stains that are caused by spillage of oil
or any other substance.
Next, you need to take proper measurements of the area of the
basement. Ensure that you take into account any appliance or any
counters that you are about to place in the basement. This is important
to ensure that every square inch is accounted for.
Another important thing that needs to be taken into account is to
ensure that if the existing flooring is uneven in any way, then you need
to level it by using an underlay layer.
You will also need to seal any cracks or holes that exist on the
flooring by using a concrete sealer. These concrete sealants are
available at most hardware or home improvement stores.
Now you need to start cutting out the vinyl flooring that you have
using the measurements that you have taken before. It may be prudent to
use a special vinyl cutter to cut the flooring so that the cuts are
precise and do not cause an uneven flooring later.
Next, you need to start applying the adhesive that you have to the
basement floor. Use a trowel to do this and to ensure that adhesive is
spread evenly and covers the entire area of the basement. There are also
types of vinyl flooring available in which you can place it directly
on the basement flooring without using any form of adhesive.
Once you have placed the vinyl flooring completely, allow it to dry
for at least four to eight hours. Do not allow any movement in the
basement during this time. Once the flooring has set, you can set all
your appliances again and start using the basement.
Vinyl flooring for basements can be one of the best flooring options
as it is durable and resistant to most spillage. It can be one of the
best flooring to choose for basements that are being used as playrooms
or entertainment rooms
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