Laminate flooring looks great on the floor, but not everyone wants to mess with it. In addition, some of its options will be expensive. Try replacing it with a more versatile and incredibly resistant to damage material - flexible tile.
Before laying it out, it is important to prepare the surface. Prime it with a deep penetration primer. It should be dry, free from dust or grease. It is important that the floor is flat, because the tile will repeat all its flaws.Youtube | Apartment repair do it yourself (Remontkv.pro)
Lay the tile out of the package, let it rest at a temperature above 15 degrees a day.
To lay the tile, you will need:
- roll rollers of varying degrees of rigidity
- fine tooth spatula
- joiner's knives
- drywall or plywood for cutting
Before laying the tile, divide the room into four equal parts, for this you need two axes, which intersect in the center of the room. The best is to use a laser level. Draw a room with a pencil. It is advisable to make a preliminary layout of the tile, so that there is an understanding of what details will have to be cut.Youtube | Apartment repair do it yourself (Remontkv.pro)
To do this, cut the top layer with a knife, bend the tile with the inner side towards each other, cut it to the end.
When gluing it is important to close the windows and doors; there should be no drafts in the room.Youtube | Apartment repair do it yourself (Remontkv.pro)
Stir the glue thoroughly in a can. Apply a thin layer of glue, spread it with a notched trowel so that it is even.
The glue dries within 15 minutes, it is important to have time to glue the tiles. Check the direction of laying on the back surface. Always follow it. The tile is not glued entirely, but from one edge.Youtube | Apartment repair do it yourself (Remontkv.pro)
Gently attach the tile, lightly pat it. Press the material onto the floor with a hard spreading roller.Youtube | Apartment repair do it yourself (Remontkv.pro)
When laying the next tile, check that the edges are tightly aligned. Excess glue can go out, they are removed with a damp cloth.
It takes at least one day to dry. After this time, check the joints, wash the floor. The room is ready for use.
Detailed instructions in the video below.