How do I Install No Bond Sheet Vinyl?

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Sheet vinyl is a sturdy, water-resilient flooring option. Traditionally, sheet vinyl is installed with a large amount of heavy adhesive. This adhesive is often messy and difficult to work with. No-bond sheet vinyl is a glue-free vinyl flooring option. This no-glue vinyl sheeting can be installed on a subfloor with special tape. No-glue vinyl sheeting is well-suited for homeowners who want a quick and easy vinyl flooring installation.

Things You'll Need

  • Wood putty
  • Putty knife
  • Sandpaper
  • Vacuum
  • Rosin paper
  • Masking tape
  • Utility knife
  • Straightedge
  • Acrylic double-face tape

Prepare the subfloor for the vinyl. Scan the floor for loose panels, large gaps, knots or nail holes. Fill large dents or holes in the subfloor with wood putty. Allow the putty to dry completely. Lightly sand the patched areas and vacuum up the dust.

Create a pattern for the sheet vinyl. Lay large sheets of rosin paper on the floor to create a pattern of the floor. Allow an expansion gap of approximately ¼ inch around all walls. Tape together the sheets of paper with masking tape.

Roll out the no-bond sheet vinyl face up in a large flat space. Set the rosin paper template on top of the vinyl. Cut the vinyl to size with a utility knife. Use a straightedge to get even cuts on the vinyl.

Apply acrylic double-face tape to the back of the vinyl sheeting. You do not need to apply the tape to the entire perimeter of the floor. Apply the tape at doorways, along seams in the flooring and beneath heavy appliances.

Roll out the cut sheet of vinyl flooring on the floor in the room. Check the flooring to ensure it is flat. Trim the flooring as needed with a utility knife.

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