During the repair of an apartment, an important part is the replacement of flooring. Very popular in the modern world is such a coating as linoleum. Its main advantages are:
1. Low cost;
2. Water resistant;
3. Wear resistance.
In addition to all this, it is worth adding a huge number of different colors, due to which, this flooring will fit perfectly into any kitchen interior. With the independent laying of linoleum, you can save on workers, especially since, for this type of repair work, you will not need special knowledge and skills. For laying linoleum, you will need the following tools:
1. Construction glue;
4. Special scissors;
6. Self-tapping screws.
We start with the fact that we remove from the premises all objects standing on the floor. If the room has a baseboard, then you need to remove it. Next, you need to remove the old flooring, clean the floor from dust and debris with a vacuum cleaner or a broom. It is worth worrying about measurements in advance, to the length and width, you need to add 5 centimeters, since the walls can be uneven and linoleum may not be enough.
When starting laying linoleum, it is worth remembering that the temperature in the room should be at least 15 degrees. After purchase, linoleum needs to "rest" in order to avoid bends and creases. The day before you start work, spread this floor covering on a clean floor, in the order in which you plan to lay it.
An ideal option would be if the linoleum is solid. If you have to lay it in several pieces, then make sure that the seams are in the middle. When applying linoleum to the walls, do not forget about the fact that there should not be a big overlap, then you cut off the excess. Trimming linoleum is recommended with special scissors, having previously noted the points of contact with the wall.
In a small room, linoleum can be fixed with a plinth. If the room is large, then you need building glue. Also, this applies to those rooms where there is a large power load on the floor. After laying this floor covering, it is necessary to fix it with the help of a plinth. In order to avoid bending of linoleum in the doorway, it is recommended to fix it with self-tapping screws.