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Sticking vinyl tiles to floorboards

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Spindelina Fri 16-Nov-12 11:19:49

I'm planning to lay some cheap ish vinyl wood effect plank things on top of tongue and groove, which is in pretty poor condition. This is a temporary solution, to stop imminently crawling dd getting splinters - we plan to get a nice floor at some point. Although round here temporary solutions have a habit of lasting longer than we had planned.

My question: do I really need to seal the floorboards with PVA? Or can I just lightly sand, damp dust, and leave to dry?

confusedperson Sat 17-Nov-12 17:23:53

Spindelina, your floorboards look like mine - mine flex too, but I barely notice this now as they covered by the vinyl. I did not lay any plywood or anything under the vinyl. It is just floorboards and thick felt-backed vinyl. My kitchen/diner is also big, about 4.5m x 4m. I fitted it myself (I am a women) within about 4-5 hours, while my family was asleep. It was heavy roll and not easy but I did it. I will try to find the link on ebay for you.

confusedperson Sat 17-Nov-12 17:27:51

Here it is: [[ this] It say sit can be laid on uneven surfaces. Just make sure there are no nails sticking out.

confusedperson Sat 17-Nov-12 17:28:16


Spindelina Sat 17-Nov-12 19:17:56

Confused that's exactly what I'd do (and have done before) if I could get the furniture and boxes out. These boards aren't even particularly lumpy, so it might even look good!

I've got a couple of small ish bits of hardboard and a pack of tiles, so once dd is in bed (feeding atm), we'll see how well it goes.

FergusSingsTheBlues Sun 25-Nov-12 23:02:09

Hi, so pleased to find this thread....did you ave any joins, confused? Thx

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