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Sisal with a vinyl backing is a sturdy floor covering. Because the flooring has been rolled up for a long time, reverse roll the flooring a few days before installation in order to allow it to lie flat. Remove any shoe molding or quarter round before starting.
Make a template of the bathroom floor with rosin paper. Lay one edge flush with the wall, but overlap it at the ends about 6" to 10". Carefully jab a utility knife into the corner and slice upward. This makes a relief cut which allows the paper to lie flush against the wall. Fold the paper back, lay it to the wall and cut along the edge.
Continue the process until the paper lies perfectly flat around the perimeter of the space. When cutting the paper with the utility knife it is a good idea to change the blade frequently so that it does not tear the paper. Work slowly so that if a tear starts it's small and can be easily patched with tape. Start again with a new blade. For wide areas overlap the paper by 6" or more and use spray adhesive to join them to each other. Work carefully around obstacles like door jambs.
Check all the edges of the paper to make sure it didn't move any. If everything looks okay, loosely roll the paper template back on itself and take it outside. Roll out the sisal and place the template down. Tape the edges of the template down every few feet so it won't shift.
Slide a piece of plywood underneath the flooring to create a safe cutting surface. Use a utility knife to cut along the edges of the template. The flooring has a thick vinyl backer, so you will have to apply good pressure. Work slowly and make sure to change the blades as soon as they start to get dull.
Roll up the cut flooring and transfer it to the room. Position the sisal onto the bathroom floor. If your bathroom is very small, you can just use double-sticky tape to put it on the floor instead of gluing it down. Reinstall the old shoe molding or install new molding for a finished look.
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