How do you put floors in kitchen ?

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 21, 2021

    That's a pretty broad question, as there are many kinds of floors, do you have something in mind? There's hardwood, laminate, ceramic, stone, linoleum, peel and stick...and more.

    Can you repost your question and narrow down to which you'd like to know about?


    In the meantime here is a link for wood, thanks to Bob Vila:


    https://www.bobvila.com/articles/wood-flooring-in-a-kitchen/

    • Dorothyarick Dorothyarick on Jun 27, 2021

      My husband would like the rolled out linoleum and someone to install the floor. Reference to cost to have it installed.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 21, 2021

    Yes, please tell us a little more information about your kitchen so that we can try to offer you suggestions on what might work for your individual situation:


    What covering is presently on the kitchen floor?

    What type of material is under this surface?

    What type of covering is on the floors directly adjoining the kitchen floor - hallways, other rooms, etc.?

    Are you planning on doing all the work yourself, or are you planning to hire someone else to provide labour to help you with the project?

    • Dorothyarick Dorothyarick on Jun 27, 2021

      My husband did a square sticky floor. He said he wouldn't do the floor again. The tiles are pretty tore up. So I'm not going to try but I'd like to know how many layers we would have to go down and if we could remove some of layers of tiles or should we have an estiment of the floor for the removal of the tiles and laying the floor.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Jun 21, 2021

    Here's how to install some really easy flooring - we put it in our kitchen: https://www.frugalfamilytimes.com/2019/12/diy-tips-to-install-luxury-vinyl-plank-installation/

  • William William on Jun 21, 2021

    What kind of floor?! What is your floor made of now?!

  • Em Em on Jun 21, 2021

    Kind of hard to know what you want. Place and press tile, grouted tile, adhesive tile strips or engineered wood that locks together or planks you cut yourself from plywood and stain. . If we know what you want we could answer.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 21, 2021

    Very general question so hope this answer helps.


    Luxury Vinyl Plank Pros and Cons

    https://www.frugalfamilytimes.com/2019/08/luxury-vinyl-plank-pros-and-cons/

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 21, 2021

    are you wanting to lay tile, vinyl, wood or what and will it go over the top of an existing floor? the install all depends on what type of floor you will be installing

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 21, 2021

    Hi Dorothy: What type of floor are you looking to put down? The roll linoleum or the type that looks like wood planks? That would help us help you.


    Here is a site you should read before starting:


    https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/floors/what-you-need-to-know-before-starting-a-floor-installation


    Here's a site about laminate floors:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph5WtpGWReU


    Thanks

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 22, 2021

    It will depend on the current shape of your floors and the type of floors you are installing. If the current floors are in good shape and you don't mind the additional height you can go over them with new flooring. For tile, cement board needs to go first. For other floors in general, I would say luan as a sub flooring.

  • Janice Janice on Jun 25, 2021

    Could you be more specific in asking your question? We need to know what type of flooring you are going to install and what your current floor is made of to give you good advice. Maybe reword your question.....you can do that or post it as a nothiner question in a new post. Hope we can help!

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 26, 2021

    Hi! It depends on the existing structure of the floor you are dealing with, your budget and your skills. Our old house for example had old, worn, patched plank. Not pretty or paintable even. Eventually we tore them out, replaced the sagging supports, leveled it out, put a new subfloor etc. Once that was all done, we only had the money for vinyl flooring. Not complaining, because it lasted over 20 years and I am replacing it this summer. So, a cheap fix is paint if they are unsightly yet sturdy. Even cement can be cleaned up and painted. If you have a small budget, good quality vinyl floor tiles are a project even a fledgling DIYer can manage. With videos on sites like Lowe's, Home Depot and YouTube, you can learn how to do most projects or figure out if it's not something you want to do. So look at what you have, look at your budget and decide how much of it you can do yourself. Good luck!

  • Here is how to install vinyl plank, which is really popular (AND easy for beginners!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KEthELQfro

  • Are you looking to install new flooring? It all depends on what kind of flooring you’re looking to put in as each has a different method.

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