How to Prepare Concrete for Glued Down Vinyl Floors | Parrys Flooring Solutions
Hi. Ian from Parrys Flooring Solutions here.
One of the products we sell at Parrys is vinyl. Vinyl can come in two forms … a sheet vinyl which is four metre wide and laid loose over the floor and the other is vinyl planks, as you can see here, which are glued directly to the ground.
These vinyl planks are very flexible, which is the same with a sheet vinyl so it is imperative that we get the subfloor right to make sure it’s a perfect smooth floor.
So the first thing we have to do is check our concrete floors for any cracks or holes. It’s a bit like painting a wall; if you paint a wall and there is a hole there, the paint is going to collapse into it. Vinyl will fall into these similar holes in the ground, so patch them up first with some sort of concrete compound.
The second thing we do is look for any humps or bumps in the floor. We need to grind them down because humps and bumps will show with a flexible product like this that hugs the floor.
Once all that’s done, make sure you wash your floors with water and detergent. Let them dry out completely, and then you have your perfect floor to start laying your vinyl.
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