Flooring – Everything You Need to Know About Fitting and Cleaning

Embedding a large motif in linoleum flooring

Linoleum makes it possible to use decorative and technical floors. Here is a floor made with the inlay of a motif previously delivered on site thanks to the Aquajet process!

First, remember that linoleum is a coating made from linseed oil, wood flour, chalk, pigments and jute. It is therefore a natural and biodegradable coating.

The main component, linseed oil, extracted from flax sheaths and mixed with rosin from pine gives the product bactericidal properties. Wood flour is used to give body to the product and bring out the colors created with natural pigments.

The chalk gives the product a smooth appearance and for the underside of the covering, the burlap ensures the dimensional stability of the product.

A 150 cm puzzle to be inlaid

The solier will therefore embed in a linoleum floor a pattern delivered in the form of a puzzle and produced by cutting with a high pressure water jet. The different colors of the floor covering are cut out with the Aquajet programming in the factory and assembled before being delivered for installation by a solier.

The work of the professional will consist of embedding this 150 cm diameter piece (Animal Word series) in a linolum floor intended for a children’s room.

Note that this type of coating offers a wide range of colors adaptable to the chosen motif.

It will be necessary to glue the part: a double glue with neoprene glue (150 g / m2 on the reverse side of the coating with a spatula finally notched) which ensures rapid setting and good contact. Caution: ventilate the premises well beforehand and during the operation.

Before gluing the floor, it will be necessary to trace the diameter of the piece to be placed on the floor in the location provided. The compass was set to 75 cm radius.

The floor is glued with neoprene (150 g / m2) over the entire surface of the circle. It will take 10 to 15 minutes to dry.

A dozen PVC strips are then positioned on the circle to allow the pose of the Aqua-jet piece to be adjusted.

After having removed the PVC strips one by one, we smooth by area, the part in contact with the ground. Purpose: to expel the air and create a good contact between the two films of glue.

The masking cylinder is necessary to perfect the contact of the part on the support.

Two sheets of linoleum are brought into the room, providing a 5 cm surplus on each side of the strips.

The scoreboard is used to make the cutting lines: the needle lines the coating and is cut along the line with the crooked knife.

Cutting the traced-striped parts with the crooked blade before positioning them in the room along the baseboards. Beforehand, it was necessary to locate the pencil and the large pen.

The inlay of the pattern in the prepared strips goes through a first roughing: the strips are cut around the pattern, leaving a margin of 2 to 3 cm of the coating (it is the extra thickness of the Aquajet which serves as a guide for cutting ).

A linoleum adhesive (350 g / m2) will be deposited on the floor with a notched trowel. Then apply the coating directly in the fresh glue and pass the 50 kg cylinder

The solier will rig the remaining excess of the coating which will take place around the Aquajet. A test must be carried out in order to check the correct fit of the pattern and the edge to edge since there will be no weld at the joint. To avoid making mistakes, we advance step by step by 50 cm … constantly checking the cutting result.

The edges of the Aquajet motif and the strip are well adjusted and the joint is almost invisible. The last step will be to remove the plastic protection covering the pattern and to use the masking block to perfect the joint.

The work is finished!