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August 12, 2017 18:06

Leveling the floor and linoleum flooring in Stalinka

We live in Stalinka - a classic five-storey building with spacious rooms, a long corridor, and high ceilings.Despite the relative purity, that is not the wallpaper hung in tatters from the walls, the floors do not rot, and the plaster does not fall on your head, it's time to renovate the interior and do a little redecorating.

Postelennuyu linoleum threshold

roofed linoleum threshold

Home - preparation and purchase

Article Contents

  • 1 Home - preparation and purchase
  • 2 The first step - dismantling the baseboards
  • 3 Stepthe second - floor preparation
  • 4 Step three - plywood flooring
  • 5 Step four - laying linoleum
  • 6 Step five - assembling connection threshold
  • 7 Step six - installation of baseboards

Initiallywe started moving the furniture in the next room, search of materials, at the same time thinking up the next plan of action.At the same time we take into account that the wait is not necessary, and use the services of teams do not want to categorically finishers from neighboring countries help

from relatives.

furniture moved, the old carpet was removed.Repair of the premises subject to the size 510h330 cm, with wooden floors and baseboards the same, reliable dyed sexual paint back in the Soviet times.

floor boards have been and are in good condition, on top of their reliably protect thick layer of paint and varnish.Large gaps between the floorboards were not, but absolutely smooth surface can be called difficult.

thus outlined the following actions:

  • dismantle baseboards;
  • sealing gaps around the perimeter of the mounting foam;
  • leveling plank floor sealer on wood;
  • flooring veneer sheets;
  • radiator staining;
  • removing old wallpaper and sticking new ones;
  • laying linoleum;
  • installation of new skirting.

From finishing and accompanying materials were acquired as follows:

  • plaster on wood "Tex" - 2 cans each weighing 0.75 kg;
  • plywood FC 4h1525h1525 mm dimensions - 7 sheets;
  • linoleum Tarkett width of 3 meters, a collection of MAGIA VIVA, design GRINGO 1, Class 31;
  • low thresholds of aluminum, width 25 mm, length 270 cm - 3 pieces;
  • alkyd paint white;
  • vinyl wallpaper;
  • wallpaper glue;
  • screws black and galvanized wood;
  • dowels;
  • sandpaper with different grain sizes.

Of the tools needed a hammer, screwdriver, drill, claw hammer, hammer, hatchet, hacksaw and jigsaw, spatulas, scissors and knife stationery, tape measure, ruler and pencil.

The first step - dismantling the baseboards

Remove the old wooden plinth is very difficult, the Soviet builders did everything conscientiously.Detach elements had to claw periodically using an ax.

If you are going to perform the same work, be sure to prepare a large garbage bags and wear gloves, becausesharp rusty nails and splinters easily get hurt.

When the last bar was dismantled and transported to the trash, vacuumed the floor, and we began to blow into the opened mounting foam between the wall and the floor boards slot.It took the entire perimeter of the cylinder 3 or 4.The foam used ordinary household, with a straw.The next day, speaking outside the foam trimmed with a knife.

Step Two - floor preparation

Armed with spatulas and opened the first jar filler, we began to gloss over the joints of the floorboards.Due to the large number of layers of paint and a decent age of the building, between many neighboring boards were formed convexity and concavity, preventing flooring plywood.

Fillers applied first narrow spatula, then leveled a broad mixture.The result is a solid foundation with a fairly smooth surface.

The next day deposited mixture has dried, could only here and there a little walk sandpaper.

way, then we took the old paper wallpaper from the walls, filled the cracks and irregularities, that is, prepared the basis for applying the primer and gluing the new vinyl wallpaper.This process does not stop in detail, because the main part of the story is still dedicated to the repair of the sexes.

Step three - plywood flooring

on the floor without cutting good fit 6 sheets of plywood, and the rest had to cut out into pieces.

small digression.All kinds of intelligent wizard and instructions on the Web is recommended to lay the plywood with extensibility, ie, avoiding joining the four corners at one point.You can see the layout of the circuit and sheets, something reminiscent of the brickwork.We stacked sheets as it was easier, and similarly roofed plywood in other areas during the operation is not deformed and do not even creak.Therefore, the method of placement of sheets is at the discretion of readers, and our step by step guide is familiarization advisory in nature and can not be regarded as a panacea.

For fastening sheets we used a lot of screws, their location is clearly seen in the photo.To the sheets at the edges are not stratified, we drilled holes for screws.At the center of the self-tapping screw-screwdriver simply trying to comply with the order of chess.Hats recessed in a sheet that did not stick.

Note!Between the wall and the plywood we were leaving a gap of about 10 mm.To make it convenient, underlay wedges.

When lay a single sheet, started cutting out the individual pieces.First we measured the distance with a tape measure, then pencil markings made on the sheets.Cutting produced a jigsaw.Since the edges are rough, just manually polished sandpaper.

Clay sheets are not smeared, hardware rather firmly hold the flooring.Use the putty is also not necessary in view of the lack of gaps, cracks, chips or holes.

We have linoleum recommendations - to lay the material on a dry flat solid foundation.And our veneer flooring is fully consistent with these requirements.

roofed plywood

roofed plywood

The photo shows how to lay plywood

The photo shows how to lay plywood

Step Four -. Styling linoleum

We ourselves have complicated his task by buying linoleum three meters wide in room 330 cm Roll a few days lyingin the corridor, such a measure is necessary for the acclimatization of the material, that is cold, just brought impossible to lay linoleum.By the way, bend it too can not be.

We spread a roll on the floor and cut off so that the fabric was wrapped on a little wall.Reza linoleum knife stationery by incised lines.Then we began to align the position of the web with respect to the walls, making the scissors cutting corners.Linoleum went well - without waves and warps.

linoleum flooring

spread out linoleum

Expand linoleum

Expand linoleum

Carefully cut out a corner

neatly clipped corner

Make pruning

Making trimming

the right side of the room to lay pieces of coverage, making measurements, fitting the pattern.When we finish the repairs, there will be furniture and the joint will not be visible.In one corner a piece of linoleum had to fix the self-tapping through, because the room is not perfectly square, inside the acts likeness half column - beam bearing wall.

Step Five - assembling connection threshold

Connecting thresholds of aluminum we have used to connect the main pieces of fabric 30 cm wide, roofed near the right wall of the room.Also, the single-level-threshold pad connect linoleum in the room and the hallway.

first threshold of 2.7 m in length are not cut, just put him, leveled and mounting holes Screw the screws.From the second strap had cut off 30 cm (measurement carried out, put a label on the threshold, cut off unnecessary piece of hacksaw).

Similarly set the threshold between the hallway and the bathroom - made measurement, cut off a piece of the desired length of 1 m 20 cm 5 mm galvanized screws fastened it to the floor.The only thing - I had to cut a small strip of linoleum 1-2 mm wide, it was convenient to twist fasteners.Nothing complicated, the main thing - to make sure that a bar did not move linoleum.

Cut the strip of linoleum

Cut the strip of linoleum

We put the tiles

Puts bar

Take a screwdriver and screws are screwed

Take a screwdriver and screws are screwed

The process of screwing threshold

process of screwing threshold

Step six - skirting installation Skirting

purchased plastic with cable-channel.This material was chosen, the main criterion was the flexibility of product and the ability to adhere perfectly to the walls are not very smooth.

to the plinth we took 2 connecting element 4 and inner corners.

Assembly began by marking - taking plinth, was applied to the wall, was measured desired length, made a mark for drilling holes for dowels.Hammer drilled holes in the concrete wall, there was inserted plugs (cleaned with a vacuum cleaner dust and incited the dowel with a hammer), then applied moldings and securely fasten it with screws.Of course, before we disconnected razmetkoy mounting plinth half - separated the mounting plate from the decorative.

Cutting conveniently performed using a miter box.But in the absence of such had just put a label on a stool to put the plinth and sawing plastic hacksaw.

Before inserting the angular elements in the cable channels, we hid all the wires leading to the TV, router, etc.Then insert the plug and snap the outer decorative elements baseboards.

The picture clearly shows how the measurements were made, cutting and mounting plinths.

cut the plinth

Cut plinth

Screwing screw

Screwing screw

Next screw is screwed into the anchor

next screw is screwed into the anchor

Measure out a piece that you want to attach

Measure out a piece that you want to attach

Insert connecting element

Insert connecting element

Fasten plinth next

Fasten next plinth

Joint baseboards

Joint baseboards

latching bar

clasp plate

Fasten trim strip

Fasten the trim

Insert the end cap

Insert end cap



following shows staining radiator.If there is time, energy and desire to make the battery ideal, it is not necessary to apply a new coat of paint on top of the previous ones.By any means available - metal brushes, solvents, spatulas (there are special spatulas for metal pipes, very strong and sharp) Clean of old paint, and only then begin to gently apply the simple alkyd enamel or, for example, anti-corrosive composition.Do not forget to put under the radiator paper or film, to avoid contamination of fresh linoleum.

Painted radiator

painted radiator

Radiator dried up, removed a newspaper

Radiator dried up, removed a newspaper

We hope that our experience will help readers to repair their own hands.

The result has been repaired

results conducted repair