Laying Vinyl Flooring Around Door Frames

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Vinyl flooring is used in many building projects for its durability, cost effectiveness and ease of installation. Laying vinyl tile does not require a great amount of cutting, except around the doors of the room. The door jamb needs to be cut to allow the vinyl to slide under. This creates a uniform look to the flooring and prevents gaps between rooms. Cutting properly prevents damage to the door jamb and the vinyl tile.

Things You'll Need

  • Underlayment
  • Vinyl tile
  • Undercut saw
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Strip the floor down to the underlayment using the technique required for your current flooring.

  • Place a piece of underlayment and a piece of your vinyl tile on top of each other. Set the underlayment and the tile next to the door jamb. Mark the height of the underlayment and tile onto the door jamb. This is where you will make your cut.

  • Saw through the door jamb and casing using an undercut saw at the mark made on top of the tile and underlayment. Remove the wood from the door jamb.

  • Attach the underlayment to the floor underneath the door jamb using the correct nails for the flooring you are attaching the underlayment to. Remove the paper from the adhesive backing on the tile, and attach the tile to the underlayment under the door.

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