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What is the cheapest way to install vinyl flooring?

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A cheap way to install vinyl flooring is to use floating vinyl sheet flooring. This type of flooring does not need to be adhered to the subfloor.

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The first step to installing floating vinyl sheet flooring is to carefully remove the shoe molding in the room where the flooring is installed. Next, make a template of the room on paper placing it on top of the flooring and marking the perimeter. Using a utility knife, cut the flooring to the correct size and carefully place the vinyl flooring on top of the subfloor before finally restoring the shoe molding.

This type of flooring does not require staples or glue, cutting down the cost of installation. It is relatively easy to install, eliminating the need to pay a contractor. Some high-quality vinyl sheets can be used in the same way as area rugs and installed in the middle of a room.

Floating vinyl sheets are more durable than standard vinyl. They also provide a soft and cushioned finish. Other versions of vinyl flooring include first generation vinyl which needs to be adhered to the subfloor. Perimeter-bonded sheet flooring requires only to be adhered along the ages.

Vinyl flooring is affordable compared to other flooring options such as hardwood and is popular with people doing renovations or building new homes.

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