Vinyl Floor Adhesive

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  1. nheather

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    Hi,

    Redecorating a small bathroom. When the vinyl was original installed it was left floating rather than being glued down. This would be fine if it were a perfect fit, but there are 1-2mm gaps all round so over time the vinyl will move slightly causing it to bunch up on one edge and create a bigger gap on the other edge.

    I want to position it properly and glue it down but just at the edges.

    Do I need to use proper vinyl adhesive or would a bead of silicone sealant do the job well enough. Once it is down I'm going to run a silicone bead around the vinyl<>skirting edge to hid the poor fit.

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    Nigel
     
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    Silicone sealant isn't strong enough, get some proper adhesive or use double sided tape.

    It'd be better still ( though obviously harder to remove) if you glued the whole area.
     
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    adhesive spray
     
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    On a similar topic,

    I'm looking to put down a vinyl floor too in my bathroom just to freshen it up in preparation for possibly putting the house on the market. Currently the new build developer fitted carpet, so underneath is a mdf/chipboard floor boards.

    Do I need to lay a thin 5mm ply over the top?
     
  5. McVicar

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    Why?
     
  6. baker

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    God knows, but it's been on my list of things to replace for years!
     
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    But you said new build developer which made me think this is a new build. When was the house built?
     
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    2006, I was just implying that it was the developer who fitted the carpet rather than myself... as I don't get why anyone would want to put Carpet in the bathroom.
     
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    Agreed, never seen it anywhere in the world until I moved to the U.K. I really don’t get why anyone knowingly would do that.
     

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