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How to Install Beadboard Paneling and Vinyl Floor Tiles

Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to add beadboard paneling to interior wall surfaces, as well as an easy-to-clean vinyl floor tile.

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constructing a mud room
  • Time

    Several Weekends

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Difficulty

    Moderate to Hard

Highlights:

Step 1: Secure the Panels

Measure the inner dimensions of each divider. Transfer the measurements to the beadboard and cut a panel for each. Apply construction adhesive directly to the wall, and press the panel in place. Tack the edges with a brad nailer to secure it. Continue the inside areas of all the dividers until they're covered.

Step 2: Install a Piece Over the Doorway

Continue for the two side walls and the long wall. Install a full piece over the doorway, and use the rotary tool to remove any excess. Make it fit flush with the door frame.

install piece of beadboard over doorway

Step 3: Cut the Threshold

Vinyl tiles provide a floor that resists water, dirt and grime. It's the perfect choice for a mud room -- hardwood or carpet could be ruined. To begin the installation, cut the 2 x 4 threshold at the door.

Step 4: Prep the Floor

Vacuum and wipe away all dirt and debris to prep the floor. Allow the floor to dry, and measure the area.

Step 5: Find the Center of the Room

Find the center of the floor (image 1). Snap a chalk line at the intersection of the two lines, which is at the center of the room. Place the first tile at the intersection (image 2).

Step 6: Place the Tiles

Place the tiles snugly together and following the directional placement on the back of each tile. Use a utility knife to cut the tile to fit around doors and openings.

place tiles snugly together

Step 7: Score a Straight Line

At the door's threshold, score a nice straight line using a utility knife and straightedge. Remove any excess material.

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