Linoleum has been a popular flooring material for many decades. It is inexpensive, and presented a large assortment of colors and patterns. This material is easy to work with. All stages of repair can be performed independently, without the involvement of teams of repairmen. The only thing that can cause difficulties when laying is the joining of strips. The resulting seam can ruin the appearance, so the correctness of this work is very important. Let's figure out how to dock linoleum.
Before you finally decide how to connect the joints of linoleum, familiarize yourself with various methods. Knowing about their features, you can make an independent choice. So, in total there are two ways of neat docking - it is cold and hot.
Hot welding of linoleum
The hot method requires the use of special equipment, experience and is used for commercial type linoleum (soft household will not work). With this method, the material is heated to 400 degrees . The result is a strong and durable joint that can withstand active use.
In everyday life, the cold connection method is most often used. It uses a special glue. In total there are two types - A and C.
Bonding linoleum by cold welding
If you decide to dock with type A glue, then you must perform the following work:
In the doorways, linoleum can be joined with a special aluminum sill.
If you did everything slowly and carefully, then the connection will turn out smooth and durable.
Adhesive C does not spread
If Type A adhesive is suitable only to work with a new coating, type C can be used to repair old linoleum. The principle of operation is the same. The only difference is that there is no need to use masking tape. Type C adhesive is thicker and will not spread. And all the other steps are done the same way.
Whatever tool you use to connect two pieces of linoleum to each other, it is important to remember about safety. Both types of glue can harm human health if ingested. Therefore, work should be carried out with an open window (it is better to have a draft in the room), in a mask and gloves. After work, the room should also be well ventilated.
Joining laminate with linoleum
In modern Residential design often uses several flooring options. For example, in one room there may be ceramic tiles and linoleum. What to do in this case?
To combine such coatings, you can use special aluminum powders. Today, this material is widely represented in stores. You can use the usual even threshold. In this case, it is mounted on the junction with ordinary screws. There are poroshek consisting of two slats. The first is attached directly to the floor. The second strap, decorative, is worn on the first, as a result, the caps from the screws are not visible on the surface, and the connection looks more aesthetic.
If the thickness of the coatings is different, then you can slightly lift the edges. The floor is leveled with a cement screed or by placing a piece of plywood under the edge of linoleum. It is important to correctly calculate all the sizes so that a large gap does not turn out. After that, you can use all the same threshold or building glue.
Multilevel aluminum threshold
But you can do it easier - buy a powder nut that can connect coatings with different levels . As a rule, such designs allow you to hide the difference in one and a half centimeters.Such powders are often used when joining laminate and linoleum.
These thresholds can be fixed in three ways:
As you may have noticed, the methods of connecting linoleum with each other or with other floor coverings are sufficient. To fully understand the features of each method, we recommend watching the video.
Commercial linoleum and similar materials can only be jointed with high quality welding.