DIY floor

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Laying a plastic laminated floor
  • The sub-floor must be clean and dry before you start.
  • Ensure that the sub-floor is smooth, filling any gaps with filler compound.
  • When the adhesive has set, start with a straight line of floorboards in the center of the room, from the side where the door is to the opposite wall.
  • Start by laying a row of floorboards on either side of the line. These must be perfectly straight, as they will act as a guide for the remaining floorboards.
  • Apply adhesive to the underside of the floorboards with a scraper.
  • Wait 5 to 10 minutes, then start laying the rest of the floorboards, ensuring there are no spaces between them.
  • Immediately wipe up any adhesive that oozes out from between the floorboards with solvent, as it will be difficult to clean once hard.
  • When you get to the last row, cut the final floorboards to size.
  • Any mistakes can be corrected within one hour, then, roll the floor flat. You can walk on the floor after 24 hours.
Maintenance tips
  • Plastic laminated floor can be vacuumed or mopped.
  • Stubborn stains can be removed with alcohol or a special cleaning solution.
  • Hot appliances like heaters should be kept away from the floor.
DIY floor