People always want to try new things. The good thing is that there are instructions and videos that you can find online that could help you when doing a task that you are not familiar with like having a vinyl floor. The correct knowledge and techniques can help any do-it-yourselfer or house owner tackle a work like this with confidence.

As a homeowner, you probably possess the necessary tools knowing how common they are. If not, you may get them at your local hardware shop and reuse them over and over again. Once you have prepared the right tools, you simply have to follow the steps below.

1. First and foremost, clean the space. It is preferable to remove your refrigerator and stove to install new flooring beneath them.

2. Remove any base board moldings using a hammer and flat bar. If you are merely reusing your existing moulding, be careful not to damage any of the pieces.

3. Examine your floor and check for slack and bubbles. Cut out and eliminate these regions with a razor blade.

4. Vacuum the floor to keep dirt out of your skim coat.

5. Now skim coat the floor. Follow the directions on the skim coat's box. Fill in thicker spots with a thicker mix. Apply the skim coat using a masonry trowel to the whole floor. This will fill up the bare spots and texture in the existing vinyl. Even if you don't need to take anything out, your new vinyl will cling to the old flooring so tightly that the texture of the old floor will show through.

6. It takes 14-18 hours for a skim coat product to set and dry.

7. Dry your skim coat and examine it. Scrape off any drips or lines with your trowel. The skim coat must be as flat as possible.

8. Vacuum the whole floor. The new vinyl will show any detritus on the floor.

9. Now cut your new vinyl flooring. Take measurements and make a diagram for yourself. Another option is to lay out a roll of construction paper and cut a design.

10. Move your new flooring into place and gently spread it out. Push the remaining part into the corners and trim.

11. Now that your floor is cut out, it's time to glue. You may just paint it on the floor with the releasable pressure sensitive glue. Fold one flooring side halfway back and apply adhesive. If you want a persistent bond, don't let the releasable glue dry entirely. Once the adhesive has set, gently replace the vinyl on the floor.

12. Replace your existing thresholds and moldings now. If you decide to change your moulding, double check your dimensions and angles.

13. After some time, move furniture or appliances on top of the adhesive. Wait a couple of hours before reverting, but check with the product you're using.

Any homeowner or anyone can accomplish this task. Skim coat is the key in perfect vinyl flooring. If you don't skim coat your new vinyl, the old floor's grain will show through. For optimal results, use sheet vinyl with a releasable pressure sensitive adhesive. This is a terrific weekend project that will give you a lovely new floor and raise the value of your property.

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Examine your floor and check for slack and bubbles. Cut out and eliminate these regions with a razor blade.