Linoleum is an elastic coating materialfloors, used since the XIX century, so its convenience is confirmed by time. Linoleum does not creak and does not crack like a tree, it does not stick and does not bend, it is noiseless and hygienic, undemanding in care. In addition, linoleum flooring is quite cheap, andwhile in appearance modern designs are not inferior to the floor, on which the best parquet board went.
Linoleum flooring does not require special skills,it is quite possible to lay it qualitatively on its own. First, of course, you need to buy the linoleum itself and the mastic to fix it on the floor. Also in the shops offer special knives with a set of replaceable blades for cutting linoleum, which will greatly facilitate your work. There are many samples of linoleum containing harmful impurities on the market. Therefore, choosing where to buy linoleum, give preference to serious trade enterprises and be sure to ask for a certificate. Counting the number, do not forget to consider the need to combine the pattern on the seams, which will increase the necessary area of the material.
Begin work with slicing the required clothssize and laying them for "vylezhki" on a dry, mastic-free surface. Performing a flooring of linoleum on a wooden floor, the strips are placed along the boards so that the joints fall on the middle of the board.If the length of the strips is not enough for the whole room,The lateral joints are located "uncontrolled". For 3-5 days linoleum completely straightens, repeating the floor relief. To do this, linoleum should not interfere with contact with the walls, leave a gap of 1-3 centimeters. Do not try to "catch" the exact size - the possible remaining gap will be closed by the baseboard.
After the linoleum has spent a lot of time and you have plenty ofhe stamped, you can start sticking. Linoleum will hold better if its back side and base (floor) are first primed and dried. If possible, take the pieces to another room and do this operation.
After 4-6 hours, we apply the mastic with a layer of 0.4-0.5 mmon the base and linoleum - first along the perimeter, then on the rest. After 15-20 minutes we lay linoleum on the floor, tightly pressing or rolling the hand roller from the middle to the edges. Particular attention is paid to the joints, which must be tightly pressed against each other. If youchose polyvinylchloride linoleum, then you canTo make sealing of seams by means of a special compact electric welding machine. A filler rod made of polyvinylchloride is used. After welding, the joint is rolled with a roller.
During the packing process, a number of"Excess" mastic can be squeezed out of the seams. We collect it with a rag, you can gently wipe this place with a solvent. Along the seams we lay paper, and on top of it - racks or boards, which are loaded for about 24 hours with various heavy objects: bricks, books, etc. The linoleum flooring is finished. It remains to lay on the perimeter of the room skirting. We lay them from corners. Paul is ready, go and admire your work.