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Creating A Fun, Safe Garden For Your Children

As the mum of five young children, I know how important it is to have access to a safe outdoor space for your children to play. Being cooped up in the house all day isn't good for the kids or the parents, but you also can't let young kids play in a space that's hazardous. When we bought our new family home, there was a lot of work to do in the garden to make it childproof, and we also wanted to make it a fun place for the kids to play. We erected a new fence, fitted a combination lock on the garden gate, had poisonous plants removed, cordoned off the pool and created a play area complete with swings, a slide and outdoor games. I started this blog to share my DIY gardening tips, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.



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Simple DIY Procedures on Installing Vinyl Flooring

by Darlene Jenkins

If you are looking for a good flooring option for your house, then look no further, as vinyl flooring will provide you with the best results. Through vinyl flooring, not only will your floor get that elegant touch, but also your entire home in general will appreciate in beauty and value.

Installing vinyl Flooring

When installing vinyl flooring, you can either hire a professional or you can decide to try some "Do it Yourself" tips. Hiring a professional will come with some costs, but you can be assured of quality result that will last longer. On the other hand, if you decide to do it yourself, then you should research adequately in order to not mess things up. This is highly recommended, especially if you are doing it for the first time.

Sketch the room

Sketch the room that you wish to install the vinyl in, and take accurate measurements of the dimensions of the room. Take this sketch to the retail store for assistance on selecting appropriately-sized flooring. It is always advisable that you add some extra inches on each dimension. This will guarantee that extra material is allowed for trimming, cutting and centering the room's pattern.

Flatten and smoothen the floor

Ensure that your floor is in proper condition—that is, flat and smooth. For floors that are of concrete material, fill any present holes with patching compound. Once the patching compound is dry, do a cleanup and ensure that the floor surface is clean and completely dry.

Lay the vinyl

Lay out vinyl flooring on the floor and mark areas where excess will need to be cut. Use shears or a utility knife to cut. In certain areas with definite shapes, the vinyl should be well trimmed to fit in a perfect manner.

Spread adhesive material and attach flooring

Spread adhesive material evenly on the dry floor and lay the vinyl flooring again. Use a hand roller to lay the flooring on the adhesive. A piece of wood wrapped in a clean cloth will be an economical method, rather than buying a new hand roller. Apply a firm pressure for good adhesion and wait for an hour or two until a solid bond is achieved.

Once the vinyl adheres fully, wait for at least 24 hours before you bring heavy furniture back in. Use sheets of plywood to slide the furniture on the floor. Cleaning and maintaining the vinyl should be kept simple by using a damp mop to clean.