2023 Author: Philip Bishop | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 07:54
Floor coverings, as a rule, are plank, parquet, tile, cement, pressed sheets and linoleum. Do-it-yourself apartment renovation site will tell you how to quickly restore the most common floor coverings.
We repair a plank floor
After a while, such wood coatings begin to dry out and, as a result, creak. The resulting cracks complicate cleaning and worsen the appearance. Squeaking is usually caused by breakage of the tongue of the tongue and groove. Repair of such defects consists in joining and replacing boards. For rallying, they remove the baseboards, using an ax, carefully lift the boards, pull out the protruding nails. Before re-laying the boards, you should once again check the laying of the logs, the presence of leveling pads.
They begin to rally by nailing the board closest to the wall, after which 3-4 boards are pressed against it with a gap of no more than 1 mm.
Planks are nailed 2 times their thickness. The nails should be sunk 2 mm.
If plywood is available, the surface can be repaired very quickly. It is adjusted and chamfered at 45 degrees. The surface is coated with oil paint or glue with a layer of 3 mm and the sheet is laid. See also the article painting wooden floors with your own hands - the stages of preparation and painting are detailed.
Parquet floor repair
The cracks formed in the parquet flooring are first cleaned with wire and then sealed with putty, which consists of sawdust (mainly oak or birch) and wood glue. The damaged planks should be carefully removed, the vacant space should be cleaned, filled with glue and a new plank should be installed. After installation, the planks are leveled with a plane, cleaned with emery paper and the parquet floor is varnished.
Laying linoleum on the floor with your own hands using glue is much more reliable than nailing it. The base and back of the linoleum should be primed and allowed to dry. Spread the base with mastic, leaving 2 cm from the edge. We put the sheet and smooth it, say, with a sandbag laid on the bedding. The next canvas is laid with a two-centimeter overlap. The edges should be cut after a few days, when the linoleum adheres to the base. Cut with a sharp knife at an angle of 90 degrees. After trimming, the edges are tucked in, the base is lubricated with mastic, and the edges are glued. The protruding mastic is wiped off, the seam is covered with paper and a board with a load is placed. A week later, the load is removed from the linoleum. In principle, it is not difficult to do this on your own, as you can see.
Tiled floor repair
Broken ceramic tiles are removed along with the mortar. In doing so, be careful not to damage entire tiles. The cleaned base of the tile floor is washed with water. New tiles are laid on a cement mortar (1: 2) at the floor level and moistened within a few days. In other words, just replace the broken tiles.
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