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How to Install a Vinyl Tile Floor (page 2 of 2)

Create a traditional look in a kitchen by installing checkerboard vinyl flooring.

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  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Set the Tiles

Make sure the tiles are clean and start on the mark, setting the tile on the reference line. Take the time to make sure you have perfect alignment. The tiles stick on contact but can be adjusted. Work your way into the room, kneeling carefully as you work. You can walk on tile but make sure your shoes are clean.

Cut the Tiles

Use a tile cutter for vinyl composite tile. Mark the tile and use a speed square as a guide for a straight cut. Use a utility knife and carpenter's square if you need to cut a size that won't fit into the tile cutter.

use tile cutter for vinyl composite tile

Roll the Floor

Roll the floor with a 100-lb. roller.

roll floor with 100 pound roller

Apply the Sealer

Put a sealer on the floor when finished.

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