This article explains how to install vinyl plank flooring around toilet on a new bathroom floor. It is quite easy and if followed correctly, you will get the best results. The first thing that must be done is to remove the old flooring. The first step is to remove the old flooring by taking out all the tiles and then carefully cutting each one to fit in the jigsaw.
Some of the cut tiles may break off but this will just ruin the installation. After ensuring that all the tiles are perfectly in place then you have to apply the base coating. For this you have to apply the silicone caulk and let it set for an hour before removing it. The reason that the silicone caulk needs to set for an hour is because it helps the flooring adhere to the base board. After the silicone caulk has set you can now put the flooring at the position that you desire.
For those who have purchased an already installed floor then it is simple to install on your own. The first step is to remove the old flooring. You can use a scraper to cut the floor as well as dust the spots that you have scraped. Once you have finished the scrape you should have a nice clean row.
The next step is to spread the vinyl flooring over the entire floor. Use the jigsaw to cut the tile into the desired shapes. It is essential that you allow room for the jigsaw to dig into the tile and give you smooth edges when cutting. It is important that you use the same pattern of the previous flooring so that it will look like a continuation of the previous flooring. Once you have the file in place, you can then install the underlayment. Be sure to follow the directions on the package or if you are unsure then you can simply call in a professional.
To install vinyl plank flooring around the toilet flange, you will need to prepare the flooring and jigsaw the excess tile away. Next, you will want to spread the underlayment over the floor. Make sure to compact it very well because this will help it stay in place.
The next step is to install the vinyl plank flooring and then secure it with the underlayment. To do this you will want to use either the nails or screws. If using the screws, be sure that they are long enough to penetrate the underlayment. After installing the vinyl, you will want to pour the silicone caulk into the joints. Make sure to press down on the caulk to make sure that it is properly caulked.
When the first row of tiles are installed, you will then want to put down the second row. Follow the directions for the installation of the second row of tiles. Once the first row is installed, you will then want to put the second row under the first row of tiles. Continue to install the second row of tiles until you reach the last piece of flooring.
Installing a bathtub in your bathroom can take some time but not putting in the necessary preparation and caulk to finish the job properly. If you have a bathtub that is more than 10 feet long, you may need to employ more than one person to complete the job. Using a level and measuring tape, it can be easy to put in the correct distances for the first row of vinyl plank flooring around the toilet flange. If you are using a ceramic tile flooring, it can be easier because there is no need for you to worry about the width.