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August 12, 2017 18:08

Vinyl film - a great alternative to linoleum , ceramic granite and other coverings

vinyl tiles: types

This material is made from a mixture of vinyl and natural stone.That is why it has a greater resistance to various environmental influences than linoleum.She placed in many public buildings and homes.In residential interiors especially popular as vinyl tiles for the walls and floor.Below we will explain what are the different types of material.

  • Pressed tiles - consists of several layers and is made of resin and vinyl, as well as plasticizers and stabilizers.According to its properties, it is much stronger than linoleum and PVC coating.On the front side of the fabric has a special decorative film, which can simulate the texture of wood, stone, green grass, carpets, etc. It is produced as a rectangular or square shape.The average thickness thereof is 3 mm.
  • Quartz-vinyl tile - composed of vinyl, natural quartz (80%) and some additives.Because of this, this material has an extraordinary hardness, does not conduct electricity, it does not absorb moisture and is not affected by any acid.Tiles can withstand virtually any environmental conditions and mechanical loads.Available sizes often square.The average thickness is from 1.5 to 3.5 mm.
  • Self-adhesive vinyl tiles - the most simple in the installation, as applied quickly enough.For this purpose it is sufficient to remove the protective film.By the way, you can attach it to a completely different surface.This can be a vinyl wall tiles and floor.Plus, in some cases, her trim tables, ladders and some other details.

Vinyl Tile: stacking technology to the floor

Before proceeding with installation, you need to prepare the tools and materials.These include: glue, tile, knife, measuring tape, rope, tamping shaft protractor.While vinyl material itself kindly to pull out of the boxes.Tiles should "lie down" for about one day.Next, prepare the ground.It should be dry, perfectly smooth and clean.Any past coverage, whether ceramic, linoleum or parquet, is removed.

The next step is the center point of the room.From this point the conduct two perpendicular lines, lay angle 90 ° C.According to the scribed strip and is to carry out installation.Next glue diluted with a prescription, which is written on the packaging.Apply it to start only ¼ of the floor and let it dry a little (literally 10-30 minutes).

After this section is glued tiles, and each of them from top to rattle rubber mallet (for better fixation).Excess material of the wall is cut.The remaining adhesive on the surface clean with a damp cloth.On top of a plinth is applied to the metal.The flooring, vinyl tiles which had been laid by this technology, you're done!Do not forget that in the same style, you can decorate the walls, using the exact same material.

Terms care vinyl coated

Despite the fact that the residual material is unpretentious, there are some rules for cleaning and care for him.To the premises did not fall a lot of dirt and sand, many experts recommend that lay near the entrance to the special mats.They take away the debris and help avoid premature wear in the most traversed areas.

Wash it desirable detergents that have a neutral composition.And then be sure to wet cleaning wipe with a dry cloth.In extreme cases, when the cover is heavily soiled, you can use a special machine polished.For it is only used by those means which are suitable for vinyl flooring.

Attention! Many manufacturers are strongly recommended to use in the operation of any mastic, acetone, turpentine, and other tools, as this may damage the surface of the tiles.