Anyone who starts repairs in the house asks himself a question: do flooring first or pay attention to the walls? Experienced builders most often start with wallpaper. This is due to the fact that glue is used for gluing the walls, which can drip and spoil the new coating.
Also, during the further repair, the new floor can be scratched with a stepladder or chairs. But there are those experts who argue that on the contrary, you should start with linoleum. Definitely the first thing to do is wallpaper on the walls only if the carpet is laid on the floor.
Weigh the pros and cons
All construction crews have a different opinion on this issue. Therefore, before starting repairs, it is necessary to consider the pros and cons of a particular method.
The first thing to do is to determine how much garbage will be and how much it will settle on the floor and walls. After all, the remnants of building materials can create difficulties in the further implementation of certain works. You always need to choose the option in which there will be less pollution.
If you first paste the wallpaper - the advantages of this method
In this case, there will be a lot of construction waste. This includes scraps that will appear when cutting rolls, with also thin pieces impregnated with glue, obtained after trimming window and door openings, outlets, ventilation and heating pipes. The latter can leave traces on the floor or even stick tightly to the new coating. After that, they will have to soak for a long time with water.
Drops of glue falling on the surface of the floor must be immediately wiped with a damp cloth. If this is not done, noticeable spots will remain.
The only thing is, this method will not work if foamed or embossed wallpapers are glued. In this case, the probability of their damage when the linoleum roll is cracked increases.
Advantages of the method if linoleum was first laid
On a new surface, you can safely roll wallpaper rolls. They will not be smeared with cement from the screed.
Working on linoleum is more comfortable than working on concrete stitch. Legs will not try in a plastic film, which is constantly straying, and you can not do without it.
Also, this method is suitable in small rooms. If the linoleum roll is wider than the room, it will not damage the wallpaper when rolling.
What should beginners do?
In this case, one should proceed from the experience of finishing work. If you understand that the wallpaper is glued without problems, it is better to leave them at the end of the repair, and first do more complex work.
To minimize all risks, it is necessary to spread the linoleum roll before wallpapering and trim it, then roll it again.
But when using this method, there is no guarantee that the subsequent rolling of the roll will result in an exact match of the cut corners. After inaccuracy, you will need to close it with a decorative baseboard.
Both methods have their pros and cons, so choose the most convenient one. And which way is more suitable for you? Share the features of your repair in the comments.