Laying a Vinyl Floor (Amtico)

21 Aug 2008
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United Kingdom
I am about to lay an Amtico floor but have 2 queries before I start. The floor is an en-suite in my loft conversion, the current flooring is the t&g chipboard, on which I have tacked 6 mm ply, the area is 1.6x1.4m.

Is it advisable to use self leveling compound on this or should it be ok to lay it directly onto the ply?

Once laying, the instructions say apply a 45kg weight to the flooring to aid the contact with the adhesive, is this essential?
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You should be ok to lay straight on ply if it's clean
If dusty I prime it
If there are joints you should fill them with feather finish screed but you don't have to all the time

Just rub over floor with your hands and that will do.
Will be ok. I use a 70kg roller on big jobs but bathrooms I use a hand roller but you will be fine with your hands. Just check it a hour later an rub again. What adhesive do you have
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