How to Install a Linoleum Tile Floor – This Old House

Use cork-backed click-together squares to lay a floating floor in an endless array of colorful patterns. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Install a Linoleum Tile Floor:
– Forbo Marmoleum Click 12-inch square tiles Get 10 percent more than the area to be covered.
– foam underlayment
– translucent vinyl adhesive caulk
– paintable white caulk
– 18-gauge brads to install the shoe molding
– shoe molding

Tools for How to Install a Linoleum Tile Floor:
– tape measure
– colored pencils
– graph paper
– flush-cutting saw
– utility knife
– ⅜-inch spacer blocks
– jigsaw with a 14-tooth-per-inch blade
– clamps
– hammer
– combination square
– ½-inch chisel
– caulk gun
– miter saw to trim shoe molding
– pneumatic nailer to install shoe molding
– air compressor

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Doug Reed says:

1:30, 2:00, 2:15, 2:40, 3:10, 3:55, 4:25  That particular tile system uses lap joints, not tongue-and-groove joints.  It should say it right on the box or instructions, did you not read them?  You sound like you have no idea what you’re talking about every time you make reference to tongues and grooves that don’t exist.  Perhaps you or your bosses should rethink the decision to have you be an editor.  No worries though, people still need their coffee to be fetched.

4:55  Wow, that’s the first time I’ve ever seen shoe molding installed with the profile horizontal.  Thanks for illustrating why nobody does it that way, it just doesn’t look right and the installation seems difficult and unreliable (also wrong).  I think the intern needs some coffee.

So, publisher, maybe get some actual qualified craftspeople to do these projects instead of glorified spellcheckers?  Because they are *really* undermining your credibility.

Nasse なっせ Sweden says:

Why add caulk around the floor?

105th Inc. says:

the instructions are blocked out by the retarded music…

HD says:

So ugly.

keifsanderson says:

What is with this new format and the over-dubbed narrator?  This felt like something off of HGTV.  Thumbs down.

Eternal Jesus says:

Give us back the original guys!

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