How do you seal new vinyl flooring?
vinyl is impervious to liquid and does not need any sealing.
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waxing kentile . I have old (20 plus probably) Kentile flooring in my home that I would like to wax. They are very dull and only stay shiny for a short period of time when …I wax them with just a generic floor wax such as Johnsons or Armstrong.. Does anyone know the proper procedure for cleaning, sealing, waxing this type of floor?. Vinyl flooring is the easiest flooring to maintain. It cleans up easily with a myriad of products. I prefer "Armstrong" vinyl floor cleaner. It is available at most supermarkets. Follow the instructions on the label. For deeper cleaning- particularly on textured vinyl- get on your hands and knees and use a scrub brush. I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results.
turpentine if its water based, if its not water based your out of luck.
As long as the existing flooring is in good shape meaning not cracking or peeling then that's the best, easiest and most cost effective installation.
My man installs floors. He said Mineral Spirits will remove any residue without damaging your new finish.
Industry standards allow for vinyl to be laid directly over existing vinyl as long as the existing is the only layer.. To do so the existing vinyl needs to be free of crackin…g or curling. Because vinyl is very plyable any defects in the floor will telegraph into the new sheet.. To prep the floor you must strip it of any remaining residue. Armstrong makes a good product called "New Beginnings" and can be found in most home improvement stores. Once the floor is stripped, you need to emboss it. Any pattern in the old floor will ultimately show through onto the new pattern. Embossing leveler is put on with the flat side of a trowel. You don't need to put a thick layer. You drag the trowel along the floor leaving only enough to fill in the old pattern. This will dry very quickly, usually within an hour but up to 2.. If the old floor is cracking or curling but is the only layer and not over concrete, you can lay a new 1/4" sub floor. In the past people used luann for sub floor. Most luann today you can buy in Home Depot or Lowes don't meet the quality standards required for a sub floor. Instead you need to buy 1/4" smooth on one side BC pine ply. It is usually close in price to luann.. The plywood needs to be nailed down with a galvanized flat head spiral nail. The seams of the boards and tops of nail heads need to be patched and smoothed over with a high quality wood filler. Once that had dried you will need to lightly sand the areas to make sure the entire floor is very smooth. Any area you have even a minor defect will show through to the new floor.. Assuming you are using a full spreed sheet vinyl, you will want to cut the vinyl before you move it to the room. If this is a bathroom or small kitchen, you can make a pattern using rosin paper. Be careful, cut wrong and it cannot be repaired.. I would always buy the vinyl manufacturer's recommended adhesive. The container will tell you the size trowel you need. This is very important to follow. Trowels ensure you put the right amount of adhesive down. Too much or too little can cause the floor to fail.. Starting and the back of the room, trowel adhesive making semi circles. Work your way out of the room. You need to let the adhesive dries. It will go from a paste like substance to a chewing gum feel. ****Very important to allow this to dry****. Starting at the front of the room you take the vinyl which has now been rolled in reverse. Roll this out into the room. Hopefully you have cut this out in advance.. Make sure once the floor is laid you roll the entire floor with a 100 lb roller to ensure all air bubbles are out. The edges of the floor at the wall and door need trim to make sure they do not curl with time. If you already have wall base 3/4" is shoe or quarter round will do fine. Otherwise you can use new wall base.
Almost all vinyl today is "no wax" vinyl. You never want to apply wax to this type of floor. Check with the manufacture or retailer you purchased it from.. In the rare and st…range event you have a floor requiring wax, you would use a stripper to remove any residue on the surface.
what can you use to seal acrylic paint that has been painted ontovinyl which is applied to wood. This will be used outdoors?Thanks..
You are installing it onto the correct subfloor. 1/4" BC pine plywood is the best if you are not on concrete. . The subfloor is clean and dry. . Any imperfections on the flo…or are sanded and leveled. If you fail to do this, those imperfections will telegraph into the new vinyl. . After completion, the floor MUST be rolled with a 100 lb roller.
Yes you can, however, ensure that this is the best option beforeexecuting. I do this to reinforce the self-stick vinyl tile andlaminate flooring in my basement and it works gr…eat. I got tired ofdropping a knife or something creating a huge gash requiringreplacement. The polyurethane layer has protected my floors foryears. Occasional reapplication of polyurethane in spots whereneeded making it look new brand new again versus cutting out andre-sticking a piece of the laminate floor that will never look asgood as new...I use the former. There are a lot of nay-sayers outthere about polyurethane on vinyl tiles and laminate floors, butI've always had great success.
Obtain a tube of seam sealer from a flooring supply company. Thereafter, whenever you slice the floor, gently clean and dry the area. Use a small amount of the seam sealer to …glue down the slice, or to fill in the gap. It will become invisible since no dirt can get into the spot. Don't walk over it for a good 24 hours and it should be good for a long time.
Rub it with a rough rag and Goof Off, it will soften enough to be peeled off.
Is it Vinyl or Linoleum? Go to an edge or a closet, cut a small sample out of the corner, look at the cross section. IF the pattern/color is printed only on the top, it's v…inyl. if it looks like the surface layer goes about half the thickness of the piece, it's Linoleum...
Most vinyl flooring comes with finishes from matte to high gloss and do not need any additional treatment. There are products like "no wax waxes" that can add luster to a viny…l floor, but are not impenetrable. I think that because vinyl is a soft flooring material that is easily dented and cut, any substance used to create a hard glossy finish might crack and peel.
Cheap vinyl floors will not give a new home the classy look like some other options for kitchens and baths. Cheap vinyl flooring also will not wear as well as other options, s…uch as laminate or tile.
Vinyl flooring or tile is a pretty cheap flooring option. However painted concrete flooring is also inexpensive and can be very attractive if done nicely.
It depends on the type of floor that you are putting down the vinyl flooring on top of. If it is concrete, then make sure it is clean, dry and repair any cracks or holes. If t…he old vinyl flooring is in good repair then just put the new vinyl flooring over it or use an embossing leveler for slightly worn vinyl flooring. If the old vinyl flooring is in very poor shape remove it completely. Plywood underlayment can be used for other types of flooring that you will put new vinyl flooring down on top of.
yes but only up to 3 layers