What can be difficult to do well, but with the right information and procedures, any owner and owner can confidently perform such work.


  • Your new vinyl floors
  • Adhesive for vinyl floors
  • Thin layer
  • Finish nails
  • chasing (try to choose the color of your gender)
  • Blue masking tape
  • If you do not use old outlets and sills, you should buy new ones.


  • Razor blade (hook blade and standard blade)
  • Hammer and flat beam
  • Freemasonry trowels
  • vacuum
  • Finish a nail gun (a hammer and nail kit will also work)
  • Miter saw (optional if the old molding is reused)
  • Brush and roller (if you use a removable pressure-sensitive adhesive, with some adhesives you will need a spatula with 1/8 notches for applying glue, always be sure to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the packaging)
  • Hemp gun
  • 2×4 wrapped in a carpet or towel

As a homeowner, you will most likely have these tools. Otherwise, you can pick them up at your local hardware store and not worry, as you can use any of these tools listed again and again.

  1. First, and obviously you will have to clear the area. If this is your kitchen, it is always best to remove the refrigerator and stove to put the floor under them.
  2. Using a hammer and a flat bar, it is time to remove any molding motherboard or molding a quarter turn around the edges of the floor. If you are just going to reuse your previous form, be sure to not break any of your parts when removing them. Since you are coming with a new floor, know how to cut vinyl flooring used earlier. It depends on how much the old molding is destroyed, and on its budget.
  3. Inspect your floor. Look for bubbles and free areas. Using a razor blade with a standard blade, cut and repair these damaged areas.
  4. Vacuum the floor with dirt and debris so that it does not get into your cover.
  5. Now is the time to remove the floor. Use Henry 547 Universal Patch & Skim Coat. This thin layer is simply mixed with water. Follow the instructions on the packaging of any removed coat that you choose. If you fill in areas where it will be thicker, you need to fill these areas with a thicker mixture. Using your masonry trowel, spread a thin layer over the entire floor.
  6. Wrap it, it will be ready for approximately 14-18 hours, depending on how long it takes to drain and dry.
  7. Now that your dry coat is dry. Inspect the surface. Use your spatula to clean any drops or any lines that you have left. The key to the coat is to make it as flat as possible.