Thank you very much for posting this fix and improve contest which made us to do our guest room so quickly.We have been postponing this for the last two years and finally done with it.If not for this contest I guess we wouldn't have done it this summer too.
Here is my next Instructables...... as how to do vinyl flooring.
I measured the length and width of the room and multiplied the two to get my square meters.
I am posting with loads of pictures ,so that looking at the photographs alone every one can understand very well.
Step 1: Requirements.
Vinyl self adhesive Floor Planks
Furniture moving rollers
Basic hand tools
Step 2: View of the prevoius flooring
We have used this carpet for almost 9 years now.It was high time to change it.Due to lack of time it was getting postponed every summer. No sooner the fix and improve contest came up,I decided that I must do it now or never.This kicked me off to do it as quickly as possible. We were not happy with carpet because the room is small and not used all the time.Dust is very friendly with the carpets,so that was out.Laminate is too cold even in Autumn weather and noisy..We wanted self Adhesive vinyl floor Planks which is easy to lay out and looks just like wood flooring.Off we went on a Saturday morning with the floor measurement..
We were lucky to find the natural colour vinyl planks.
Since this old carpet was not pasted ,every time we opened the windows for fresh air,it puffed up and never became even.It looked really awful.The colour was also irritating me all the time.
Step 3: Remove appliances.
My husband and I emptied some of the stuffs in the room.The heavy furnitures were not taken out.(bed,computer table and cupboard)
Step 4: Remove old flooring
Removing the old carpet was not that easy as we thought,because in some places the sponge coating underneath the carpet had got pasted on to the floor. With a scraper we had to scratch that away.Then we used turpentine to clean up the floor.