A Vinyl tile installation is not only the easiest of floor tile installations, But it's also both water resistant and durable. And this makes Vinyl floor tiles an excellent choice for both kitchen floor tiles and bathroom floor tile.
Unlike Ceramic floor tiles or Natural Stone Flooring, Vinyl bathroom floor tile and kitchen floor tiles are spongy and flexible making for a much more comfortable surface to walk on.
The full sheet version of a vinyl tile installation offers the advantage of having little to no seams. So there's no way for moisture to penetrate the surface, But when Vinyl floor tiles are installed correctly, you get a durable, water resistant surface along with a much easier floor tile installation.
* After purchasing your Vinyl Tiles allow them to sit in the room, you'll be tiling for at least a day. It allows the Vinyl floor tiles to adjust to the temperature and humidity in the room.
* Vinyl floor tiles not only make for the perfect Kitchen floor tiles and bathroom floor tile But also an excellent choice for the laundry, foyer, or hallway.
* Vinyl tile requires a plywood tile underlayment. And the tile underlayment must be smooth and free of any debris.
* This is crucial for a vinyl tile installation because the tiniest of imperfections to the subfloor show through Vinyl floor tiles as lumps and bumps underneath the tiles.
* You'll also need to measure your floor to determine the middle of the floor, And snap chalk reference lines, so your floor is divided into four equal sections.
* The usual size trowel notch, for spreading your vinyl floor tile adhesive is 5/32 by 1/16, but depending on the directions listed on your vinyl tile adhesive may differ.
Pour a line of tile adhesive a few feet down the center, of one of the sections of your floor.
Use the flat side of the trowel, to spread the tile adhesive between the chalk lines from the center point outward. Try to spread it for an even coverage and without blobs. And immediately remove any excess.
Holding your trowel at a 45-degree angle with the notch side down, comb your adhesive, using long sweeping strokes, that overlap by an inch or so. Don't worry if you cover your chalk lines slightly with adhesive. Once the adhesive gets tacky, you will be able to see them again
Let your adhesive cure for about 10 minutes. And once it's tacky to the touch, position your first vinyl floor tile with a tip at the center point of the chalk lines, and two sides riding the chalk lines.
Then lay the second tile, so that one side is lined up and flush with the first tile, and the other up against a chalk line.
Don't slide the tile into position as this can cause the tile adhesive to push up between the tiles, which should always be touching. Place your tiles directly where you want them with no sliding. Add another tile against your other chalk line, and continue laying vinyl floor tiles over this section.
Sometimes tile adhesive will seep up between your tiles, when this happens, immediately use a rag, soaked in adhesive remover, paint thinner or even soap and water to wipe the excess away.
Once you've finished laying your tiles in your first section, either use a flooring roller or simply walk while pressing down over the surface of the tiles to firmly embed each tile into the adhesive. Continue laying the rest of your tiles in this same manner.