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How to fit self adhesive floor tiles

Laying down self adhesive tiles is a simple enough job for you to do yourself. The homeowner can take up the task and tile the entire house and stand back and admire it. Vinyl tiles are much easier to lay down as compared to carpets and vinyl sheets. Although it is easy to install, there are still steps that need to be taken when it comes to this kind of DIY flooring.

You will begin in the center of the room.

You have to start in the center of the room. You can do this by measuring the width and breadth of the room and finding the center. Snap a chalk line to mark these points. To make this simple enough, you can go ahead and mark other points along the walls to get straight lines. Getting down to it Self-adhesive tiles have a paper on the backside of it that you need to peel off in order to get to the adhesive. This will be the part you will stick on to the floor. Make sure that the floor is dust free before you lay down your first tile in the corner of the room. Use a rubber mallet and tap the tile so that the adhesive bonds with the floor. It is very important that all dirt is removed from the floor prior to the task. As you move along, it is also good to clean the surface before laying the next tile.

So easy, anyone can do it

There is simply nothing to it. You will notice overlapping when sticking down tiles in thresholds. Don’t let this concern you. Use a utility knife and trim the tiles to size. Hold on to large piece that you cut off. You can use these when filling in cuttings later on. Finishing off Once the area has been covered with tiles, it is time for the cuttings. Measure the size of cutting needed and then cut the tile accordingly. You will go around the room doing this and you will find that filling in cuttings takes you a little longer. Stand back and admire the finished piece. Fitting tiles is something that you can do on your own as long as you have the right materials and a positive attitude.

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