Contrary to popular belief, linoleum is not plastic: it is instead a 100% natural material. Resistant, modern and inexpensive, it has everything to please and finds its place in every room of the house. But how to easily lay your lino? Déco.fr gives you some tips.
5 steps to lay lino:
– What is lino made of?
– How to put lino?
– The material necessary for laying a linol
– The laying of the lino: instructions for use
– Your lino is laid: think about the finishes!
1. What is lino made of?
Naturally, lino is composed of resins, linseed oil, minerals, pigments and wood flour on a burlap support. Non-polluting, non-toxic and fully biodegradable, it is the ideal coating for interiors. Especially since it is very easy to maintain! His strengths? Linoleum is:
resistant to burns and wear
thermal and sound insulation.
2. How to put lino?
Very deco, the lino arises like stratified floors: one nibbles the panels into one another by clicking them.
Some brands recommend having it done by a professional, but you should do it alone. The whole thing is to do it carefully, without bending the lino otherwise it will be damaged. Avoid the lino first prize: the quality is often not at the rendez-vous!
On cement or tiles, it may be necessary to first apply a primer adhesion if the soil is too porous, scrape the protuberances and fill the gaps with a mortar of réréréage!
3. The material needed for laying a lino
Calculate the amount of lino needed to cover your room. Small advice: provide a safety margin (10 centimeters more in width and length) during measurements.Then multiply the length by the width to find the area of ??lino to buy.
For materials and tools, plan:
glue for lino
1 adapted threshold bar
1 pencil and eraser
1 bubble level
4. Laying the lino: instructions for use
Here are the steps to take to lay your lino!
Empty the room well. The floor must be flat and clean: remove residues, traces of glue, fill holes …
If there are obstacles, prepare a cardboard template to cut it in advance on the linoleum.
Remove skirting boards if you already have them in the room
Unroll the lino with a safety margin of at least 5 centimeters on each side.Start with half of the room.
Place it on your floor well flat. Hold it around the edges with double-sided tape.
Spread a layer of glue with the spatula, over the entire surface to be laid
Gradually unwind your linoleum on the glue and immediately rub to flatten, starting from the center towards the walls. Remove traces of glue.
Put the lino on the other half of the room, in the same way.
5. Your lino is laid: think about the finishes!
Your lino is laid and stuck! Now place the baseboards: place them on the surplus of lino to not see the joints and cut if necessary what exceeds.
Then place a sill bar at the entrance of your room to prevent the lino from coming off each time!
As for your furniture, let two-three days pass before repositioning: the glue will be dry and you will not mark your brand new linoleum!