How to seal lino floors in the bathroom and kitchen
tools and materials
18v silicon gun
- Trimming knife
- Clear silicon sealant
Investing a small amount of money and time in maintaining your home will help you save hundreds, possibly thousands, in the long run.
Simply sealing around existing lino in your bathroom or kitchen could save you replacing the lino after a leak and prevent replacing the main floorboards below the lino. If you live in a flat, a leak into the lining could even damage the ceiling below. So remember, prevention is always better than cure!
This guide shows you how to seal lino floors in the bathroom and kitchen.
Step 1: Clean the lino and walling/skirting
Start off by giving both the edges of the lino and the skirting/walling a good clean up using a brillo pad with soapy water or a silicon wonder wipe. This will remove any grime or grease and allow the new silicon to bind well to the surfaces.
Step 2: Prepare the silicon
Cut the nib off your silicon tube nozzle at a 45 degree angle. When purchasing silicon sealant always choose one with a microban substance in it. This will prevent black mould growing along the silicon.
Step 3: Apply the silicon
Start to apply the silicon, then run your wet finger over it to smooth it off. Leave the silicon to fully dry for at least 24 hours before use.
Images courtesy of Ian Simpson Photography