Vinyl Floor Template Episode 1


Hiya folks. Making a template for the full floor out of wallpaper. OK. So we want straight edges we have here and we have the manufacturer’s cut, right. But first of all we have to check and measure for the length of vinyl that we are going to lay this template on. So we’ll check the measurements first of all. Hook in there. There we are. 330 cms. We’ll add on 10 to give us 340. That gives us, I said, what, 340? So our length is 330 but we’re adding 10 on to give us 340. That means we could have an overlap to cut to make sure we get it square So having the straight edge of the manufacturer’s wallpaper and the straight edge of the skirting board and the straight edge along here. So that is the length. It’s 330 for the template. So we get vinyl that’s a length of 340 because we are going to lay the template on top of the flat vinyl and cut round our template. That’s the idea anyway. The breadth, the maximum breadth will be, that’s 146 so we’ll make it 156 to make sure we’ve got 5 either side. 146, add 10, hey, hey, 146. 146 plus 10 is 156 So we’ll have 5 cm overlapping either side so we that we can cut it just like we cut wallpaper, nothing else to it. That’s us there so let’s take out our paper. The other thing we want is some tape. Gaffer tape we’re using here. That’s the wallpaper paste and the tube. We’re not at that stage yet, so let’s just… We’ll take this the full length if it does, if it’s straight, em…. Alternatively you might find it easier just to take it half way, add a foot Em, cut it Then do half way up this way, add a foot so you’ve something to paste together. For the moment we’ll just do a straight run although two might be easier you know. Now then How are we off over here, this edge? Nice. Straight edge makes it straight here. Now that’s good That’s us got a straight edge along there but I’ll try and leave a slight space for when we cut it on the vinyl, we may want the vinyl to be able to expand slightly over time. So that’s pretty good there and take it down a bit, holding that in there. Let’s just take that to hold it secure for a minute. My goodness I found the edge Got it. Now take a piece off to hold it steady. More on the vinyl than on the paper Now that’s holding that nicely there. Now that is why I said you might prefer to do this in two parts. But I am going to do it in just the one big run. Now let’s cut in here. That’s the pipe set in still. Still nice and straight. So what I’ll do, I’ll move the camera down a bit so you can follow me along here. Now where did you put the scissors? Hold on till I get the scissors. I don’t know A very slight drift there but we can make up for that . So now we don’t mind how far we go down here because just mark it in here just as you would wallpaper, then cut it. So we’ll just cut this straight across here because we’re not too fussy about this end. We can do that later. Don’t cut the carpet remember. Now we can tidy that up as we wish. Then let’s secure this bit with more tape. So we’re not using wallpaper paste to hold the paper to the floor or the wall which we would do if we were hanging it as wallpaper. So there you have it. That’s holding it quite steady. Now that’s a good fit. Whoever, the lads that put this together originally did a good job This is straight as a die But if you find it was deviating one way or the other you would just do it half way So you can move this to take up any deviation that may result. using …….the second part. Now where were we? Let’s go. Now then, this is the interesting bit. What we want to do is to get that straight edge there and that straight edge there. If we can get that straight edge, ok. But to get that one we’re going to have to go for a slight overlap and at the same time we want to overlap this one we’ve just laid. Right? But not up to the wall. It doesn’t matter that side. This side is what we are concerned with, right? We want to have this slightly longer than it should be, oops a daisy. That’s long enough so we’ll take it from there and it doesn’t matter if this is not square. So that bit, that piece out of the road. We don’t want that. Now this section we want to be just too long. That’s right. Now interestingly enough that’s going to give us an overlap here where we want. But it’s also too broad to fit in so what we want to do is narrow it so we get it down the back ok. So let’s see what we need in that respect. Now we want it a bit more than that, say up to about here. We don’t necessarily want it touching the base of the wc because, that’s irrelevant to us. We don’t need that. Says he with great confidence in himself. Good, now we’ve marked that off this is going to be surplus so let’s cut it off. I’m trying to stay within the camera. It’s making it a wee bit difficult for me but we’ll stay within the camera, right? Now this doesn’t have to be a particularly straight edge. Can you see ok? I hope. Too broad, no, it’s not. Right, we want a straight edge along there, I’ll use that one. Now this particular bit’s interesting. We get a straight edge here, we’re going to have to cut into it But just let’s take it down to secure it first I don’t know if you can see that. I’ll just check. I think so, eh? So, some tape on here to hold it from moving. That’s it. Now then Just the same as wallpaper against the ceiling or whatever. Just mark it off. As I said you could use a pencil if you find that easier. I’ve not got one. Ah here’s one, right. So, whichever mark you want to follow and I’ll pull it out so if you don’t mind and follow this one. You want to try….can you see………..ok? We want to try and leave a fraction short and I mean a fraction. Ah, that’s good. That fits perfect. Who is this guy? Right, so that’s that one done. But, we’ll cut this end off as well, Em, just make sure you’ve got it on the camera. As I said, we’re not really interested in straight edging anything at this end because we got that in the first one we laid down, that one there. So we can add a wee bit on here, right…… the paste on That’ll do us, eh. We’ll cut that off. It doesn’t have to be square or nothing, right? Assuming that’s in camera. Up it goes There we are. Nice one. That’s holding good That’s just scrap Now move the camera again. Now I’ll see if I can mark this from this side, a bit easier Now that’s the straight edge we have to make and this doesn’t quite reach So, we’ll take it round like so. Have to make a straight edge on it Right, we don’t have to bother with being closer or away from the loo, right? Let’s cut down there to give us a wee bit of space, make sure we get this in all right. That leaves us with this bit. Now this is the bit we are concerned with here We roll this out far enough so that it will cover the first one we laid down Meantime, let’s get this nice and straight. That’s our straight bit, but we’ll hold it with tape first of all. Right, so that holds it secure. Now let’s take it, same again. I’ll do it with the pencil mark in case you might have found that you know, you could still have done it with the pencil if you wanted. As I say we want to hopefully just a fraction on for possible stretching of the vinyl I think that’s looking good. No, a wee bit too far. I think I’ll take it up a bit Cut it straight enough but take it up a bit. So we have a bit of versatility with the tape. Now, I like that. That’s good. We’ll cut this off. It’s of no use to us. Remember it’s these straight edges we are concerned with. And we shall take off this side here as well. seeing as we have come this far. I’m not concerned with the straight edge at this side because the paper we put down first of all does the job. Well, here we go again I think we’re going to run out of wallpaper. Only cost 50 pence right enough, but let’s just measure this out. Aye, that line’ll do for to get it straight in, eh? Aye, that’s fine. We don’t want to make any mistakes now. So, we’re not interested in close up against this. You’ll understand why as we progress. But how far out do we want to come, eh? But we do want to roll on to this section. About there, aye, ok. Cut it off there. Now we want this to go out on to the original underlay laid down. We’re not interested in getting a straight edge or nothing. I think we’ve just used up all our wallpaper. Yes, fair enough. Right, we’ll take it right through to the ….. Try and stay out of the road of the camera, the best I can. Now we want that straight edge and we want that one. Now that side’s ok but this side is going to have to be cut. We could use that, yes. Just straighten it up. A touch of tape to hold it. Of course, let’s make sure with our pencil. Hmm,so we’re straight on there, ok? Nobody arguing. Now it’s a wee bit, dispute a fraction Let’s take it up. Cut it off Now we’ll take the pen mark off to make sure we have that little bit of space we keep talking about. Oh, eh? Nice. Nice. And held. And we’ll stretch this bit a wee bit. It’s to go on, to paste on to the paper, that’s good. Paste on nicely. Now, there’s another piece we have to fit in here. Got that straight? Yes. Just check. Now, the straight edge we are looking for here. It’s along the back, down here. We have a straight edge built in already in this one It’s also too broad, right? So we want to go a bit…. well, just down that side that line’ll take it. and we only want to go as far as perhaps, we don’t have to go on to the paper. This side doesn’t matter too much Trying to stay within the camera. Have we cut enough longwise? Yes. We’re ok lengthwise. And oh, a cut down there’ll give us that side. You know that’s not bad as it is. That’s quite good. Yes. So let’s secure this one on here. Sorry can you see that? I don’t know. My head’s getting in the road. So we’ve got this straight edge up here and on there. So we want to hold the paper down there. We’ll do the same the other side with this one. Good Now that’s those all done. We really just have a big final piece. Hi folks. Em just going on for the finale now. I’m going to do this one Em the full length. You could do this one in two parts if you wanted. because it is quite a long one. If you don’t mind I’ll just do it in a long piece Now when we take it down to the door, so now we’ve got the length we want. And we can always overlap to the outside As I say you see the top end here but if we take it right down, we move down a bit down to the door, ok? Now I’m going to be working down at the door now and the door’s closed and we don’t have to take the door hinges off. And I will try, don’t know how successfully to stay out of the road of the camera. But so here we go. Hey that’s fine, that’s a nice straight edge. A wee bit surplus up at the top if we need it. So let us as, we are getting quite proficient at this now, mark it off. Spot on. Yes I like that. Let’s open our door. See what we have in there. Now that is more or less the cutting finished.

6 Replies to “Vinyl Floor Template Episode 1”

  1. What do you have planned for future projects?
    Repairing kitchen drawers, fitting door handles/locks, fitting carpet?
    These would all be very handy.

  2. Hi lastbuilders
    your comments leave a feel good factor.
    Recently I fitted two mortice locks but did not video them
    But more to come.  

  3. i have never seen anyone template without using a pencil and straight edge and using wallpaper and paste. you are truly gifted.

  4. 'And I will lay 500 tiles and I will lay 500 more just to be the man who' …..(well you all get what I'm getting at…. remember that ole skool song?)….that's what I kept thinking about hearing his voice…lol! Splendid instructional video…. And now thanks to you…..'yeh I know I'm gonna be – I'm gonna be the man that successfully lays that vinyl'

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