10 Best Bathroom Tile Design Ideas

10 Best Bathroom Tile Design Ideas

Fitting the vinyl

Cut the sheet of vinyl to size allowing 5c (2in) extra on all edges. This can be done a room larger than the one it will be fir; in; if there is not a sufficiently large roo available cut the vinyl outside, making su that it is kept clean. For vinyl that has to 1 fitted as two strips, unroll it and trim the en only. It may be necessary to cut more off oi end than the other in order to ensure that ai pattern matches from one strip to the nex Choose the longest and straightest wall work from. Bring the sheet into the roo and unroll it diagonally. Then shuffle t material around so it is square to the loi wall with a 3cm (1 !4in) gap between tl edge of the vinyl and the long wall. Tl material should curve up the skirting bot or walls on the other edges of the roc Check the vinyl is square to the wall by me suring from the wall to the pattern at bo ends of the room and adjust if required. then push a soft broom over the vinyl ensure that it is flat on the floor and th there are no air bubbles trapped undernei

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Scribing a line

To cut the vinyl to fit the long wall precise use a small block of wood pressed against ri wall and overlapping the vinyl to first scr a line. Slide the block along the wall fro one end to the other, at the same tin holding a marker pen against it with the pressing on the vinyl. The line should exac follow the contours of the wall. Cut the vir along the marked line using a sharp trimnr knife. If you are feeling confident, you c. simply run the knife along with the block wood (instead of the pen) to cut the vin directly. Push the cut edge against the wa it should fit perfectly.

Cutting corners

To enable the vinyl to lie flat, make relief ci at the corners. At external corners simp press the vinyl against the base of the skirti

1 Using a block, scribe a line along the edge of the vinyl with a marker pen, following the contours of the wall.

2 Cut the first edge of the vinyl to fit exactly by cutting along this marked line with a sharp craft knife.

3 At external corners, press the vinyl into the base of the skirting board, and make a series of relief cuts.

4 At internal comers, cut the comer off the vinyl as described at the measured point to let the vinyl lie flat.

5 Using a paint scraper, push the vinyl right into the base of the wall; create a series of flaps to aid neat trimming.

6 Alternatively, if you are confident, push the vinyl with a metal ruler and cut along its edge in one stroke.

7 Cut through two overlapping pieces of vinyl to create an invisible seam, preferably along the line of a pattern.

8 Secure the trimmed vinyl sheet at strategic points using special vinyl-to-floor double-sided tape.

Board and cut up from that point to the edge of the vinyl so that the material lies flat. At internal corners cut off a triangle from the corner of the vinyl so that when the vinyl is folded up, the two flaps of excess material do not overlap. Do this by folding the vinyl back towards the centre of the room by about 5cm (2in) and measure from the corner to the fold. Measure from the fold towards the corner point of the vinyl by the same amount as the first measurement. Cut the corner off the vinyl at the measured point; the vinyl should now lie flat against the wall with neat flaps of excess material along the walls. Trim these by first pressing the vinyl into the base of the skirting board at intervals of 15cm (6in). Use a stiff paint scraper to push the material right into the angle between the skirting board and the wall. Cut along the fold and remove the piece. Repeat this process until you are left with a series of flaps. Pull the material away from the wall and place a straight edge along the base of the flaps, then trim them off so the vinyl fits neatly against the wall. If you are confident with the knife, cut along the edge of the vinyl in one stroke; use a metal edge when you would otherwise use a paint scraper, and cut.

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