To install linoleum, lay a plywood subfloor, remove the baseboards, measure and mark the floor, apply adhesive, and press the linoleum into the adhesive. You need a pry bar, a measuring tape, a chalk line, adhesive, a floor roller, a trowel, nails, plywood, a hammer and a rubber mallet.
- Lay a plywood subfloor
Cover the floor with sheets of 1/4-inch plywood, and nail them in place at 6-inch intervals. Using a pry bar, remove the baseboards.
- Measure and mark the subfloor
From the doorway, note which wall is most visible from your location. Measure the wall, mark its center and run a chalk line from the marking to the opposite wall. Snap the line to mark the plywood.
- Apply the adhesive
Spread adhesive over the blue chalk line.
- Install the linoleum
Starting from the wall, center a linoleum panel over the chalk line. Press down firmly. Repeat across the entire chalk line. Spread adhesive in a line parallel to the panels, and install the next row of linoleum. Continue until the floor is covered.
- Press the linoleum into the adhesive
Tamp the linoleum into the adhesive with a 100-pound roller. To even out each tile, place a sheet of plywood over it, and hit the plywood with a rubber mallet.
- Reattach the baseboards
Wait several days for the adhesive to dry, and then reattach the baseboards.