Any advice on installing peel and stick vinyl?

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  1. WinHac

    WinHac New Member

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    Getting ready to install some peel and stick vinyl floorboards but don't know where to start I'm not pulling the cabinets. I just don't want things to look crooked or not square. There is no wall with nothing on the floor to get a first complete straight corse to work off of. Do I just line up my first course along a wall and cabinet and go to it? Anyone got any tips for a clean looking install?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    This might be easier then explaining. https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.wikihow.com/Use-the-3-4-5-Rule-to-Build-Square-Corners?amp=1

    Just remember it's hard for everything to be perfect, so make sure it looks good to the eye as well. Start in the corners you see the most first and end where it's not as visible. You might need corner round on the outside to hide the ends of the tiles. Prep it first, they used to sell a precoat simpler to wallpaper precoat to help the tiles stick better. Good luck , I haven't done them in quite some time.
     
  3. Kiddingaround

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    1460"]Getting ready to install some peel and stick vinyl floorboards but don't know where to start I'm not pulling the cabinets. I just don't want things to look crooked or not square. There is no wall with nothing on the floor to get a first complete straight corse to work off of. Do I just line up my first course along a wall and cabinet and go to it? Anyone got any tips for a clean looking install?

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    I would suggest get something that don't look square ... floor boards
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Achim-T...Vinyl-Tile-45-sq-ft-case-FTVWD22345/303036881
     
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  4. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I would never use peel and stick again. They seem to move as the camper flex’s down the street
     
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  5. theseus

    theseus Centerville, OH

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    There have been lots of unhappy stories about peel and stick on the boards here. It is typically not a positive outcome. The best outcomes have involved priming the floor well or using construction adhesive on the tiles..
     
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  6. WinHac

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    The ones i have are plank style I bought some cleaner / stripper for vinyl floors am hoppIng that will get me good adhesion.
     
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  7. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    I would still use sizing. It will definitely help.
     
  8. WinHac

    WinHac New Member

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    Sizing?
     
  9. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    The stuff I mentioned before, the wallpaper primer. It's old school, but when I did painted apartments it was all they used before the peel and stick tiles went down. Seals the floor and is tacky for better adhesion.
     
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    Another option, might be the hard vinal tiles, that you have to trowl on the glue?
     
  11. JustRelax

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    I don’t start in a corner. Square it up with the door and measure so your cuts will be close to symmetrical on both sides. Run the full pieces squared up in the middle. Then you can cut the dead ends to size and actually have it look square.
     
  12. Overland

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    I'm in middle of installing vinyl plank flooring now, just primed the new plywood yesterday. Hope to lay the peel and stick vinyl plank tomorrow.

    I did some research prior, some say that most adhesion issues can be contributed to poor surface prep. I'll find out soon enough..

    This is what I used, as suggested in a few threads here. https://www.lowes.com/pd/TEC-Indoor...MIg7rzyIWW3AIVAovICh1shwRlEAQYASABEgJ4hPD_BwE
     
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  13. Overland

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    We did this job this morning, thought you might want to see how it turned out. Thus far.. i'm happy.

    http://www.popupportal.com/threads/overlands-88-coleman-colorado.118947/page-2#post-1216764
     
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  14. roybraddy

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    OVERLAND - Love the wood grain....
     
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  15. Mamie

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    Sizing is better than the vinyl adhesive? I use to hang wallpaper in apartments and I would get the powered glue and mix it with water in a 5 gallon bucket and roll it on with a paint roller. I don't even notice wallpaper at Lowes anymore.
     

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