Without spending a lot of money to install new flooring in your home, you can use vinyl flooring. By covering the surface, the sheets work like wallpaper for the floor. Besides giving aesthetic appeal to your home, it helps keep the task of cleaning and maintaining it easy.
Installing the Flooring
Pull out the old flooring, and remove any trim which is at the base of the walls. This way, when you are installing the new flooring, you can do so easily and without stopping to take care of it later on. Clear the area, and remove any old glue which may have been left from the previous flooring.
Use the marker, and get your measurements out. You will trim the sheet according to your measurements, so make sure you haven't made any errors. Take the straightedge knife, and cut the sheet. Trim the sides properly so that while laying them, there are no rough edges.
Roll the sheet back up and take it inside. At the area, open the sheet again and roll it out on the floor. We are not installing the sheet yet, just doing a trial. If there are any more trimmings to be done, do so now because once we install the flooring, we won't be able to do so.
When the sheet is rolled out on the floor, we are ready to glue it to the floor. From outside the sheet, roll it up,coming all the way to the center; keep the other side down. Wear clean socks, and walk on the sheet to smooth out the sheet, and remove any air bubbles. Open the epoxy tub, and get ready to glue the sheet.
Wear hand gloves, take the trowel in one hand. Spread the epoxy on the center of the floor. Spread in a small, 1 foot wide area near the rolled flooring. You will work 1 foot of space from the center of the floor, moving towards outer edge. As you glue little sections, press on it. You can use a rolling pin to keep an even surface, free of bubbles.
Once you are done with one side of the room, follow the same directions for the other half. Make sure that you work from the center of the room, going outside. Let the glue dry completely before walking on the new flooring. (To find out how long will the glue take to dry properly, read the instructions given on the tub itself).
Now it is possible that during the installation, some glue may have been spilled on the sheet itself. In that case, clean the sheet with hot, soapy water immediately. This way, the glue won't dry on the sheet.