How to install a new peel and stick no wax floor

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This is my completed project

Installing a new peel and stick floor is really not that difficult, and what I mean is, that if I can do it anybody can.

We have a half bath in the house that was in need of a new floor, so we decided to replace it; we also decided to paint the walls.

The first task was to turn off the water supply, drain and remove the toilet. After cleaning up the old wax seal around the toilet you’ll want to stuff a rag in the hole to prevent sewer gas from escaping.

Next I removed the baseboard and trim around the door, and saved it to be repainted and re-installed. I left the old floor in place while I prepared and painted the walls.

Okay now it’s time to start the floor, I removed the old floor using a 3 inch putty knife, then you’ll need to make sure the subfloor in good shape, and clean of all dirt and dust.

Divide the room in half both length and width. Use a chalk line or straight edge to mark the floor. Now begin placing the tiles laying the first tile in corner where the lines intersect.

Continue by laying the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th making sure you line them up with a tight fit on the seams, and make sure you follow the pattern of the tile. Now you’re on your way continue lining up your tiles until you can’t place any more full tiles. You will have an even space on the length of the room, and an even space on the width side of the room from the wall to your last tile.

These tiles will need to be cut to fit; I’ve provided a short video below that will give you a visual of these instructions, it really is very easy.

The best part about this is that you don’t have to spend a lot on money to do this. The peel and stick tiles come in boxes of various quantities so you will need to know how many square feet you need, and it’s very inexpensive. I needed 36 square feet for my bathroom, so I bought a box with 45 square feet and paid about $25.00. You’ll want to have a few extra for any mistakes, and I did make a couple. Oh by the way you’ll also have to buy a new wax seal to re-install the toilet, also inexpensive.

This video instruction will be a big help:


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR. SAM MONACO

I like to write about things that I know about. My passion for a good cigar, our family recipes, television, movie reviews, travel, and product reviews. The products I review are goods that I own and have used. I’m a Industrial Engineer working in the automotive business. When I’m not working or writing I spend as much time with my beautiful grandchildren as I can, Bobby, Tyler, and Giada. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy 🙂

 

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