How to install skirting boards on linoleum?

  • What kind of skirting board is more suitable for linoleum?
  • Features of mounting bulk plastic skirting boards
  • Installing flat plastic skirting boards
  • Installing veneer and wooden laths with your own hands

The final process of laying any floor covering, of course, is the installation of skirting around the perimeter of the room. This element is considered mandatory, since only it is able to hide the cracks between the walls and the floor, the communication wiring and other details that should not be visible from the outside so neatly and beautifully. The floor skirting makes the lower part of the room more attractive, neat, and all this thanks to quality modern materials. And the widest color scale turns the edging into a successful decorative addition to the room. So, let's find out how to install skirting boards on linoleum, so that in the end he retained his aesthetic appearance for a long time and served for a long time.

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Which version of the skirting board is more suitable for linoleum?

Of course, you need to start with choosing and buying a skirting board, and then start to install. During the selection of this decor element, you need to consider the type of floor covering directly to which it will be placed. If we are talking about linoleum as in our case, then the optimal option can be called a model of laminate or plastic skirting:

  • The most popular PVC panels, because they are sold not only in a flat form, but can also be volumetric with internal cavities, where convenientplace wires. They are sold complete with connecting parts, so they will not be able to fix their labor.
  • In principle, a laminated wood can be sketched over the linoleum, but here it will take longer to tinker with the installation.

Important! As for choosing the color of the skirting boards, it is better if they are slightly lighter or slightly darker than the floor itself. To buy plastic bars is recommended from one lot, otherwise - there may be problems with the difference in the color of the products.

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Features of mounting bulk plastic skirting boards

Now we will take a closer look at how to fix the plinth to the linoleum when you need to hide the additional wiring. Naturally, in this case a volumetric version of the slats is used.

The entire laying process is divided into several stages.

Measurement of room parameters

First you need to measure the room around the perimeter to understand how many plinths you need to purchase. The standard length of the plastic skirting is 2.5 m, but it is recommended to purchase the material for a couple of meters more. Also, it is necessary to calculate how many connecting elements, in particular internal corners, end caps, connectors, are required.

Preparation of materials and tools required for laying the

In addition to the skirting board, you will need:

  • construction vacuum cleaner;
  • brush or rag;
  • hammer;
  • building measuring tape;
  • pencil;
  • screwdriver;
  • hacksaw for metal;
  • awl;
  • screwdriver;
  • punch and screws.

Cleaning of surfaces from dust and marking

From the bottom, linoleum and walls must be cleaned of construction debris and dust with a brush, rag or building vacuum cleaner. And now you can start the markup. It is recommended to apply it from the corner:

  1. Take a long bar and put a corner on its end.
  2. Then attach a plinth to the wall so that the corners of the bar and room coincide as a result.
  3. The first mark is placed at a distance of five centimeters from the corner - here the first hole will be made.
  4. Then, using a tape measure measure the distance of 40 cm, with a pencil mark the point for the second hole.
  5. In a similar way, the layout of the other holes is done.
  6. Now you can move the plinth and start drilling.

Preparation of holes in the walls

Drilling recommended perforator, and if the wall is made of gypsum board, it is better to use a drill. When all holes are drilled, you can once again walk on the surface with a vacuum cleaner and brush.

In the holes are installed plastic dowels, which are to be driven better with a hammer.

Wall mounting and connection

The design of these strips provides a cable duct, which is located on the front of the split strip. So:

  1. Before starting the installation, remove the top of the bar.
  2. The rear part is applied to the wall, a hole is pierced in it. You can do this with an awl.
  3. The holes must coincide with the dowels, because they will be inserted through the holes in the screws, which then need to be screwed with a screwdriver or screwdriver.
  4. In the end, when there are only a couple of holes without screws, you need to put the connector on the end of the strap and screw in the last screws.
  5. Then the next piece of the bar is attached to it.
  6. In the corners it is necessary to cut the plinth with a hacksaw for metal.
  7. The end of the strip is inserted into the connecting corner and mounted in the same way as all the others.
  8. The wires are laid slightly below the level of dowels in special grooves.
  9. The front panels are then connected to the rear of the straps.
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Installation of flat plastic skirting boards

This section will describe how to install skirting boards on linoleum in the case of the simplest version of the finish. It is still easier here, since it is not necessary to fasten the panels to the walls - just glue them with "liquid nails".

For work you will need:

  • building level;
  • measuring tape;
  • pencil;
  • hacksaw and "liquid nails".

The assembly itself looks like this:

  • As with the method described above, you need to prepare the necessary length strips so that they are sufficient for the entire room, pick up the connecting corners. Next, you need to try to attach to the walls of the plinth, to make sure that they are successfully matched each other.
  • Now you can lay the slats on the walls. On the inner cleaned surface of the first strip should be applied with a line or pointwise glue, and then as close as possible to press it against the wall. The same should be done with the rest of the panels, while connecting them with each other corners and connectors.

Important! Do not squeeze too much glue from the tube, otherwise - you can smudge the plinth.

  • The main thing - make sure that the installed brackets are fixed only to the wall, and can, quite a bit touched the linoleum. Otherwise, when shrinkage occurs, crevices are formed between the walls and slats.
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Mounting of veneer and wooden laths with their own hands

Despite the fact that it is plastic that is the most popular material for manufacturing skirting boards, many still prefer products of natural origin. Yes, it is more difficult to work with wood, since it is more difficult to fit it under uneven floors and walls of the room. In addition, before you attach the plinth to the linoleum, it must be painted or varnished. And these manipulations require additional time and physical costs.

The laying of wooden strips can be carried out in the same way as the installation of plastic bulk material. That is, similar actions are performed:

  • marking;
  • trimming pieces;
  • trial installation;
  • drilling holes in the wall;
  • fixing the plinth to the wall by means of screws and dowels.

Important! Wooden skirting can be attached and nails, but the vertical surface must also be made of wood. When performing this installation it is recommended to use a chisel in order not to damage the wooden bar with a hammer.

Often instead of solid panels, a veneer made of several sheets of fine wood glued together is used as the main material. As a rule, veneer has a different texture and color, ideal for coating linoleum. To the wall and the floor it is fastened in several ways:

  1. With the use of "liquid nails".
  2. With self-tapping screws.
  3. With special clips.

Important! Whichever way you choose, you will need to cut all the skirting boards at a 45-degree angle with the hacksaw, adjust all the slats.

The first two mounting methods are performed in a similar way to the installation of the flat and bulk skirting described above. But the third way is slightly different, in particular using clips:

  1. Once all the segments have been adjusted, you need to attach each clip to the surface, tighten it against the linoleum.
  2. Then on the wall should make marks for fasteners, drill holes for dowels.
  3. Once the dowels are inserted into the holes, the back of the clip is attached to the wall by means of self-tapping screws.
  4. After 40 cm make such a hole, then - all the procedures are repeated.
  5. After installing all the clips, you can draw the necessary wires through their back part and put on the veneers on top.

Important! Many novice builders are interested in how to fix a linoleum without removing the wooden skirting boards? In fact, it is impossible to do this qualitatively, it is better to remove them and reliably lay the linoleum, because the main task of the skirting is just pressing the floor covering to the base. It is better not to take risks and carefully remove them, and then install them into place.

In this article we have in detail disassembled all possible technologies for mounting skirting boards on linoleum. We hope that you had enough of this information to understand the principle of your actions and to fulfill everything qualitatively.