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Old 05-17-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Vinyl flooring onto concrete


Hi folks. Found your site through Google. Need some advice.
Am attempting to vinyl a roll of wood effect in my hallway- by the front door.
Am intermediate when it comes to DIY. The concrete floors were not finished so well- courtesy of the dodgey developers... its a bit like the house that Jack built.

I had a quote off a firm who said i would need to stick wood down before laying the vinyl and fixing it to the wood. Which i spent all day measuring out and cutting the Ply... i haven't fixed the ply yet as i read your comments re not a good idea... waste of time cause the wood and concrete wont work together with moisture. All valid and (in my case) worthwhile advice

So- really i just need confirmation... its better for me to just cut the vinyl to size and fix with adhesive straight onto the concrete?
Do i need to do anything to the concrete first? (apart from get off all the noggins and fill the corner that's collapsed - which case would polyfiller do the trick?)

Cheers in advance folks. Your opinions and expertise is valuable to me
Thanking you in advance


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If the concrete is wavy and uneven, consider using a self leveling compound--this is a cement like powder--mixed with water or liquid latex--(old concrete must be primed if mixed with water)

The mixed product is poured on the floor--quickly and gently leveled out with a trowel--then left to float out flat---

the stuff sets up very fast,so don't waste time--

I don't know what brands you have available in the U.K.---Mike---

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