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The first step in considering how to redo a laundry room is to determine how you use the space. How often are you in the laundry room? Do you sort, treat, wash, dry and fold in the same space? If not, think about what tasks you do where. If you are less likely to sort and fold in the laundry room itself, you may not need a folding table. You may want to use that space for cabinets instead.
No matter how you design the room, there are a few key things to keep in mind:
Before moving the washer and dryer, make sure the water is turned off. Carefully disconnect all hoses and cords.
Use an appliance dolly to help move the washer.
Linoleum tile squares are available at most home improvement stores and online. They typically come in 12"x12" squares with a peel-off adhesive back.
Peel-and-stick linoleum floor tiles can be installed directly on top of old flooring as long as the flooring is clean and without imperfection (Image 1). If you have a flaw in your old floor, sand it down or remove it before installing the new tiles.
Install peel-and-stick tiles using the same principles as ceramic tiles. Start in the middle and work toward the edges of the room. Peel back the backing and follow the arrows located on the backing of the tiles to make a good pattern.
When reaching a corner, fit the tile in the space. Mark the edges with a pencil. The excess tile then simply snaps off. To cut, use a straight edge and a utility knife (Image 2). Peel the backing off and place it down.
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