I'm new to DIY and I need your valuable advice! That's it, I want to change the current floor of my hallway (an old linoleum installed 20 years ago) and for that I bought a clip vinyl 4 mm that I thought to ask over the old lino. This week-end, I wanted to start the work but while reflecting and watching videos, one element disturbed me: the spaces of dilation. I was wondering how to hide them visually by already having skirting boards already installed. So, I imagined removing the old skirting boards. However, it is tiles that have been glued on which the same lino that the floor was glued from below (as saying that it is a job not very clean and not very professional that has been done). In short, I managed to remove almost all the tiles that were used as plinth throughout the corridor. So, what is apparent looks like a concrete color putty, which is very ugly. My question is now: how to proceed now? I would like to put new baseboards that will match with my new clip-on ground but I do not know what exists and that would be rather cheap (without much ruin). Will it need to put putty to seal? Or are there baseboards to clip, for example? All your advice is welcome because I would really like to do something clean!
At the sight of the photo, it seems that the old coating is not a linoleum, but a plastic coating.
1. Before putting a new coating on the old one, it must be ensured that the latter is healthy (no traces of moisture, mold or excessive damage), and that it is correctly adhered to the support.
2. Regarding baseboards, we can imagine to glue them (neoprene glue, glue in multipurpose cartridge) directly on this gray support which seems to be a tile adhesive, after the laying of the new floor, and provided that these glue pads are well adherent to the support. The simplest is to choose skirting boards that are high enough to cover the traces of old skirting boards, and thick enough to hide the expansion area of the new flooring. Traditional wooden plinths, painted before installation, are probably the most economical solution.
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