How do you strip and seal vinyl floors?
waxing kentile I have old (20 plus probably) Kentile flooring in my home that I would like to wax. They are very dull and only stay shiny for a short period of time when I wax them with just a generic floor wax such as Johnsons or Armstrong. Does anyone know the proper procedure for cleaning, sealing, waxing this type of floor? Vinyl flooring is the easiest flooring to maintain. It cleans up easily with a myriad of products. I prefer "Armstrong" vinyl floor cleaner. It is available at most supermarkets. Follow the instructions on the label. For deeper cleaning- particularly on textured vinyl- get on your hands and knees and use a scrub brush. I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results.
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The vinyl liner should bond together with PVC glue from lowes or home depot. There is even a PVC liner that can be used with the glue to patch tears rips and holes.
Answer If it's water soluable, wipe if with a wet cloth, if not, try paint thinner. If the paint is dry...(which by now, I'm sure it is!!!), try using a utility knife blade CAREFULLY! MAMAMAY SAYS: for water based paint if it is already dry then paint thinner will only smudge it around. Boil a pot… of water on the stove, and pour over area. While that sets in boil another pot. Buy mr clean extra strength magic erasers and dip it into the boiling water and quickly scub vigorously in one small area while its hot. Redip and repeat.Where a glove to avoid being burned. A fingernail scaping on little tough spots works better then a knife blade. This is very time consuming but it is working for me slowly but surely. Nothing else has helped in my experience. (MORE)
Most of the vinyl floors that are sold currently are called "No WaxVinyl Floors" this means that the top coating is manufactured sothat when you use the floor cleaner suggested it will look as itdid when installed- the flooring industry..(like computers) areconstantly changing and becoming more user… friendly/easy care-Vinyl floors that are not called No wax- need to be stripped andcleaned- then liquid wax applied to give it that wet look-shiny-then normal household traffic will dull the floor- once againhaving to clean/strip and re-apply wax- to give it shine and slightprotection- The manufactures suggestions- The no wax floors nowjust require a simple mop and no rinse solution- (like mop andglo)- but you should always follow the manufacturers suggestionsfor care and cleaning of your vinyl flooring- house hold cleanersthat are bought at the grocery store like pine sol etc- will ruinthe floor and yellow over time- Always use vinyl cleaning productsfrom the manufacturers like Armstrong-Mannington andCongoleum-these types of cleaners will make the floor look greatand will look good for a long time- vinly floors need to becleaned/stripped and polish reapplied for beauty- (MORE)
Answer . If the stain is not too old, vinegar will lift most of it out.
Best be careful -- up till 1986, Kentile tiles were full of asbestos. The company filed for Chapter 11 in the 90s because of all the lawsuits. Better have them checked by a professional.
No, you can't. It would peel off like sunburned skin, if it ever even set up. And why in the world would you want to do that anyway? Yes you can; http://www.nauticexpo.com/prod/polyflor-voyager-flooring/vinyl-floor-coverings-for-ship-31432-193520.html
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Glued down vinyl is put on an underlayment. Coming in sheets likeplywood, this is put down first to give a smooth and level surfaceto glue to. All seams between the boards need to be filled with acompound and sanded level. Make sure that all nails or screws arein solid and the heads don't protrude. …They can cut through thevinyl in a matter of days if not level or below the surface, if thehead is below then the hole needs to be filled level. Glue down thevinyl, starting at the center of the room for squares and workoutward. (MORE)
contact the manufacturer is your best bet as every product is made differently, usually you can clean them with your usual floor cleaners but avoid anything really harsh. also if you do use soap and water make sure yu rinse it off after otherwise you will end up with a gross build up as the soap wil…l have nowhere to go. (MORE)
The Bissell steam mop can be used to clean a vinyl floor. In fact it can also be used on marble, ceramic, stone, laminate, linoleum and sealed hardwood floors.
Now why do people add questions about things that are impossible to explain in text? I could as well ask: "What does Barack Obama look like?". Well anyways, i think you should go to a place that sells vinyl floors, and ask them.
Depends what glue. If vinyl glue used to lay that flooring, see the container for cleaning instructions.
Industry standards allow for vinyl to be laid directly over existing vinyl as long as the existing is the only layer.. To do so the existing vinyl needs to be free of cracking or curling. Because vinyl is very plyable any defects in the floor will telegraph into the new sheet.. To prep the floor y…ou must strip it of any remaining residue. Armstrong makes a good product called "New Beginnings" and can be found in most home improvement stores. Once the floor is stripped, you need to emboss it. Any pattern in the old floor will ultimately show through onto the new pattern. Embossing leveler is put on with the flat side of a trowel. You don't need to put a thick layer. You drag the trowel along the floor leaving only enough to fill in the old pattern. This will dry very quickly, usually within an hour but up to 2.. If the old floor is cracking or curling but is the only layer and not over concrete, you can lay a new 1/4" sub floor. In the past people used luann for sub floor. Most luann today you can buy in Home Depot or Lowes don't meet the quality standards required for a sub floor. Instead you need to buy 1/4" smooth on one side BC pine ply. It is usually close in price to luann.. The plywood needs to be nailed down with a galvanized flat head spiral nail. The seams of the boards and tops of nail heads need to be patched and smoothed over with a high quality wood filler. Once that had dried you will need to lightly sand the areas to make sure the entire floor is very smooth. Any area you have even a minor defect will show through to the new floor.. Assuming you are using a full spreed sheet vinyl, you will want to cut the vinyl before you move it to the room. If this is a bathroom or small kitchen, you can make a pattern using rosin paper. Be careful, cut wrong and it cannot be repaired.. I would always buy the vinyl manufacturer's recommended adhesive. The container will tell you the size trowel you need. This is very important to follow. Trowels ensure you put the right amount of adhesive down. Too much or too little can cause the floor to fail.. Starting and the back of the room, trowel adhesive making semi circles. Work your way out of the room. You need to let the adhesive dries. It will go from a paste like substance to a chewing gum feel. ****Very important to allow this to dry****. Starting at the front of the room you take the vinyl which has now been rolled in reverse. Roll this out into the room. Hopefully you have cut this out in advance.. Make sure once the floor is laid you roll the entire floor with a 100 lb roller to ensure all air bubbles are out. The edges of the floor at the wall and door need trim to make sure they do not curl with time. If you already have wall base 3/4" is shoe or quarter round will do fine. Otherwise you can use new wall base. (MORE)
Depending on the contractor doing it anywhere from .08 - .50 per sqft. 8 cents is a quick and dirty strip and wax and at 50 cents I would expect to be able to read a newspaper from the reflection. Either way make sure that the contractor you choose is experienced and walk the floor between the end …of the strip and before the wax is laid. Any imperfections that you see will show through on the final finish. Also have the floor burnished within a week of finishing to fully harden the wax and maximize the shine. (MORE)
at your local flooring store or hardware store they sell vinyl flooring stripper...if you mean stripping the finish to clean the floor.
what can you use to seal acrylic paint that has been painted ontovinyl which is applied to wood. This will be used outdoors?Thanks..
Three basic types of "Vinyl" flooring . 1960's True Vinyl, which is paper with pattern & urethane coating . 1800s Linoleum which is cork dust & linseed oil, rare but not impossible to find (good green attributes!) . 1990's Fiberglass flooring. New generation & is quickly replacing the older stuff…. . The True vinyl flooring is pretty much waterproof as it comes from the factory. The Vinyl flooring process is pretty much a matter of making a thick & absorbent high tech paper, Then: . coating it with a chemical process to make it take printing ink . Running it through a high speed printing press almost like a color news press . Then coating it with a coat of Urethane . flash setting the urethane with UV light, heat & air . rolling it up & sending it to you So back to your question, the paper substrate, absorbs water from the top or the bottom, if exposed to water. The urethane coating protects the paper and is waterproof, until it is installed in your home. Then any crack, scratch, pinhole breaches the wear layer & lets moisture into the paper & damages the pattern & paper from below. The newer Fiberglass products are waterproof & water on or below them doesn't harm the products. Linoleum Is another story. Basically impervious to water, but the adhesive holding it down may be water soluble, so water is not linoleum's friend. (MORE)
Yes you can, however, ensure that this is the best option beforeexecuting. I do this to reinforce the self-stick vinyl tile andlaminate flooring in my basement and it works great. I got tired ofdropping a knife or something creating a huge gash requiringreplacement. The polyurethane layer has protec…ted my floors foryears. Occasional reapplication of polyurethane in spots whereneeded making it look new brand new again versus cutting out andre-sticking a piece of the laminate floor that will never look asgood as new...I use the former. There are a lot of nay-sayers outthere about polyurethane on vinyl tiles and laminate floors, butI've always had great success. (MORE)
A smooth surface is needed since vinyl reflects imperfections in a surface. Grinding to get rid of high spots and concrete slobbers and a leveling material should leave you with a smooth flat substrate to work with. The MOST important preparatory event is to seal the concrete. Be sure to choose a …sealer that doesn't interfere with your mastic/glue. Some sealers are not compatible and cause a loos of bond. I recommend a sealer thaT migrates into the pore structure [capillaries] of the concrete and forms a solid Inside the concrete. Not only do you have a Waterproof concrete after application, this type of product stops concrete chemistry and moisture from migrating out to a surface destroying the bond. In air conditioned space a low interior humidity will suck moisture from a slab to the interior space where it is trapped. Water collects under sheet goods, destroys the glue bond and it will cause a bubble to appear. Waterproof the concrete and you won't have these problems! Use a product that is low VOC as well so you'll have no problems with odors or chemicals. Material needs 48 hours to cure, then your ready. Rolling to get entrapped air out and get good contact is essential (MORE)
Generally you only need a utility knife. They also sell a vinyl tile cutter, but they can be expensive. Take the utility knife with a straight edge and using pressure cut the tile. Sometimes you will need to cut more than once.
If you mean the glue that hold the vinyl to the floor there is an alternative ask your local vinyl supplier about vinyl designed to be "loose layed".
Most Vinyl Asbestos Tile (VAT) was out of the system by 1979 however in an effort to make sure the wholesale & retail pipeline was all clear & without creating a financial burden on the companies with inventory they were given until 1984 to clear inventory & certify that it was all gone. One other… change was implemented to assure that the consumer & regulators could verify compliance. Before 1979 most VAT tiles were 9"x9" after 1979 no one was allowed to make new tile with asbestos and no 9X9's were ever produced after that date. So if you see 12X 12 or bigger tiles you can be pretty sure they are Vinyl Composite Tiles (VCT) asbestos free. (MORE)
Obtain a tube of seam sealer from a flooring supply company. Thereafter, whenever you slice the floor, gently clean and dry the area. Use a small amount of the seam sealer to glue down the slice, or to fill in the gap. It will become invisible since no dirt can get into the spot. Don't walk over it …for a good 24 hours and it should be good for a long time. (MORE)
Rub it with a rough rag and Goof Off, it will soften enough to be peeled off.
Is it Vinyl or Linoleum? Go to an edge or a closet, cut a small sample out of the corner, look at the cross section. IF the pattern/color is printed only on the top, it's vinyl. if it looks like the surface layer goes about half the thickness of the piece, it's Linoleum...
Most vinyl flooring comes with finishes from matte to high gloss and do not need any additional treatment. There are products like "no wax waxes" that can add luster to a vinyl floor, but are not impenetrable. I think that because vinyl is a soft flooring material that is easily dented and cut, any …substance used to create a hard glossy finish might crack and peel. (MORE)
The vinyl itself is the finish. I've never heard of anyone painting a vinyl floor. The paint just would not last and would look like garbage in no time at all. Easier to lay more vinyl or lino on top .
Vinyl flooring can last up to 10 or 15 years if it is installed on a smooth solid surface in a low to medium traffic area.
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It depends on many things as different vinyls are not made equal, aFULL roll of vinyl can weigh anywhere between 400kg-600kg. Yourquestion is rather vauge.
I think they discolor the vinyl floor, sometimes emitting a weird and foul odor so bad that it is time to replace your floor. This is to the best of my knowledge so really don't depend on this and think it is right. I only know this much.
Vinyl was first invented in 1920 by scientists who wanted todevelop a material that would help to manufacture everyday productsthat were easier to make, more durable, and cheaper than what wasavailable. Today, Vinyl has become the second largest manufacturedand sold plastic resin in the entire world…. (MORE)
Sight is a good indicator, if it is curling around the edges orlooks like anything in the links take it to a professional to betested better safe then sorry. also if the backing of the vinyl is paper.
The benefits of vinyl floor tiles is that they are easy to clean and they are very durable. If you spill anything on the floor, you can easily wipe it up or mop it up.
Vinyl is one of the cheaper types of floor tile you can use. It is a little cheaper quality but looks just as good as ceramic tile. It is easy to clean and easy to install yourself.
Lowes and Home Depot have an excellent selection of vinyl flooring for a reasonable price. You could also check out discount stores like Big Lots for discontinued colors and patterns.
Vinyl flooring or tile is a pretty cheap flooring option. However painted concrete flooring is also inexpensive and can be very attractive if done nicely.
Companies such as home improvement stores, such as Lowes will offer installation services. You could also ask a friend or neighbor who is knowledgeable to assist you.
As someone who had vinyl flooring in the past, this is my answer. When you have children, it is so much easier to clean up red Kool-Aid off of vinyl than carpet or hardwood or some other type of flooring.It is easier to clean, and cheaper than other options.
Vinyl flooring installation is not expensive compared to other flooring options. Vinyle flooring is far less expensive than hardwood flooring but may not last as long and will be of lesser quality, in all its a very good "bang for your buck".
yellowing in vinyl usually means the plasticizes in the product have reacted to something ie. water or solvent. this yellowing can not be removed sorry.
Answer from Choices (http://www.choicesflooring.com.au/vinyl/) Generally, cushion vinyl is laid loosely so any imperfections in the floor don't show through over time. It can also be glued down, but the flooring needs to be completely level. Vinyl tiles or planks are glued down so the surface nee…ds to be completely level, which is done by applying a self- leveler to the floor if required. (MORE)
If the original vinyl floor is still down solid you are supposed to be able to lay another vinyl floor on top. This requires some specific prep work but it can be done. It is a better idea to just remove the vinyl and start with a clean solid surface to apply the new floor. The more layers, the more… potential for problems with the layers lifting (MORE)
If it is a deep scratch you cannot usually remove it. Sometimes if a scratch is somewhat on the surface then a floor stripper might remove its appearance.
Vinyl floors were very popular from time to time, especially in the 50s and 60s. After this time, it lost its charm for most people, but can still be seen in some households.
they are new vinyl strips with wood textured surface and adhesivebacking for easy installation. please advice if it is applicable tothe mosaic floors and will not bubble up due to moist underneathwhen the room temperature is low.
You can possibly use adhesive vinyl strips with wood texture on topof old mosaic floor tiles. However, this will cause the new floorto be uneven. You need to remove the old floor tiles before layingnew ones.
Installing vinyl flooring is hard if does not get tips andstep-by-step instructions to help with installing vinyl sheetflooring.
For heavy traffic and regular cleaning linoleum holds up betterbecause it is thicker, but tends to peel up at edges. It is alsohard to intall-like carpet. The other is less durable but muchcheaper and an easy self install, but will require occasionalrepair. It is thinner and IMO looks better, but ge…tting hard tofind nowadays (MORE)
It depends on if the varnish is water based or oil based. Waterbased can be removed by gently rubbing with a nail brush and soap(it depends how long the varnish has been on the surface as thevarnish will harden ). It its oil based then the job is really verydifficult as the only way is to use very c…areful and small amountsof thinners which WILL an effect on the vinyl. Normally when thishappens in the latter case the floor is damaged (MORE)