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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by NicoleW, May 8, 2011.


  1. NicoleW

    NicoleW PetForums VIP

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    Now I've got some new curtains a rug, I'm saving up towards replacing the kitchen flooring which is vinyl that my old pup chewed up. Since it's a rented property that's being replaced first then I can get round to saving up for more garden stuff to finish that off.

    If I was to buy it, say online, how on earth do you fit it?

    Would it be easy enough for me to do it? Even though I may have to take things like my cooker out. Will I have to take my units out aswell?

    Or shall I just get it from a shop and ask one of them to fit it for me? :)
     
  2. Beagle Mafia

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    If I think vinyl is what I think it is :eek:

    then yeah I believe it is fairly easy to fit...are you talking about doing it or have you got mates to help?
     
  3. poohdog

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    It's not easy to make a good job without a lot of practice, and there's nothing looks worse than badly fitted vinyl...I'd let the shop do it.
     
  4. NicoleW

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    Is the hole that I've got. Yes was thinking about me just doing it.


    Is there anyway I can cut around this hole to make a rectangle, then just put a new piece in? Or will there be huge lines?
     
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    If you are not sure then I would get someone to do it for you,, it cuts very easy, if you dont cut it close to the units then it looks bad and will show up, or if you over cut and pass the point were you should of stopped then that will show up too. It can be very awkward to judge round edges when the units have plinth's at the bottom that are not flush (set back). I would get someone to do it for you, or you could be wasting money if it is not done right.
     
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    You will notice where the piece was put in. If it was proper squares then it would be easy to do, but as it is a type of quarry tile look the edges are NOT straight so you would never get the patched part to fit in to look like it wasn't there, plus you would have to try and get some tape underneath to tape it to the old part.
     
  7. NicoleW

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    Humph :(

    So I'll have to replace the whole floor?
     
  8. poohdog

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    A patch will show up because it won't match...but if that's all you can afford...Put a piece larger than your hole over it...use a rule and stanley knife and cut a square through both layers at once.This will give you a decent fitted patch.Double sided tape slid under round the edges will hold it in place.
     
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  9. NicoleW

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    For the meantime until our camping holiday is over (first one in years!) then I can start saving to get it all refitted
     
  10. NicoleW

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    I Do actually have some of the same flooring stored away upstairs in a cupboard, I found it the other day quite a bit of a roll as well. Might use that ;o
     
  11. snoopydo

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    I've got to get mine done too.:) I'm still Saving :rolleyes:
     
  12. xxwelshcrazyxx

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    If you dont want the landlord to see it then you prob will have to :(

    What about going to pound shop and get pack of stick down tiles, you get around 8 tile to a box for £1, may work out cheaper, make sure the floor is free from dust and grease first. We did our bathroom out in our last house for £10
     
  13. xxwelshcrazyxx

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    Measure the width and length of the kitchen and see if you have enough :D
     
  14. NicoleW

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    I have enough to do exactly half of it :(
     
  15. xxwelshcrazyxx

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    See if you can get someone to put that piece in for you?
     
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