Vinyl flooring is not just good for the floor. You can actually use it for a few different applications in your home. Vinyl tiling is easy to apply and can also use the easy peel and stick vinyl as wall decor.
This is a great way to spruce up your home and add a unique style to your bathroom or kitchen walls.
Another great thing about vinyl is that they come in a wide array of styles. You can find an assortment of colors and shapes on our vinyl section. AC flooring has hunted down the highest quality vinyl flooring so all you need to do is decide what style you want!
But, before we install vinyl flooring on the wall- let us look at the best styles to use, the best place to put it and how to actually put vinyl flooring on the wall. Let’s dive into the various possibilities:
Firstly, let’s answer this question: Can you use vinyl flooring on the wall?
Well, if you haven’t already guessed, the answer is yes! It is a great option because it comes in different colors and styles and is easy to clean and install.
Why choose vinyl flooring for your wall?
Quite simply, because vinyl is a cost effective way to decorate your home. People who are looking at updating their interior home decor are often looking for two qualities (besides the aesthetic): practicality and cost.
Most people have a specific look or style in mind. This is usually the first step when redecorating rooms. The next step is finding the cheapest way to achieve that look while still making sure that it is practical for the home.
This is why people are choosing vinyl flooring for wall decor. Not only is vinyl inexpensive, it is practical and can give a fresh look to any room. Vinyl is a more modern and easier alternative to the more traditional options of bathroom and kitchen tiling.
Vinyl is a lightweight material, making easier to handle and install than decor stones or tiles.
Why is vinyl used in kitchens and bathrooms?
This is mainly due to vinyl being simple to maintain and easy to clean. Both rooms, the bathroom and the kitchen, are rooms that need constant attention. They are the rooms that see the most dirt and grime. It is for this reason that people looking to redecorate these rooms are looking for options that are easy to keep clean.
Another great thing about vinyl is the variety of styles that it comes in. You will be able to find the right colors to match whatever current theme or style your home is currently in.
What is the average cost of vinyl flooring?
Like most DIY projects, the price will range depending on what type of vinyl flooring for wall that you choose. Vinyl ranges in price, however, you can expect to pay on average between $2 – $4 per square meter. Naturally, the higher the quality the higher the price.
The vinyl may not be your only costs either. Remember that if you need to have walling removed you may need to factor the cost of that in as well. Sometimes it is easier enough to do on your own but you may need to get a professional in. This depends on what is currently on your walls.
Ok, so let’s get down to the basics.
Materials you will need for installing vinyl flooring to your walls:
- Obviously, the first step will be to get the vinyl. You will be able to find a wide range of the best vinyl here.
- Next? Well, you will need adhesive. Though if your vinyl is the super easy ‘peel and stick’ kind then you won’t be needing extra adhesive.
- Make sure that you have a utility knife handy just in case you need to do some precision cutting to size.
- Also, having a rubber roller will help. Use the roller to make sure the vinyl is flat and adheres properly to the wall.
- Now that you have all the tools, let’s begin!
This can be an easy DIY project to do. Simply follow the instructions:
How to apply the vinyl flooring to the wall
Unfortunately, this is an important step. By making sure that you remove any existing grease, grime or other substance you are ensuring that the vinyl will adhere strongly to the wall.
Make sure that the wall you are sticking the vinyl to is smooth and free of bumps. You want a smooth surface for the vinyl to stick to. And lastly, before applying any type of adhesive make sure that the surface is dry.
Apply the vinyl according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you got the peel and stick vinyl then the instructions will be easy enough to follow. If you got regular vinyl, then this article can explain exactly how to apply vinyl tiles.
Always start in the center and work away towards the edges.
If you are using an adhesive, make sure that you get the proper type specifically for this kind of project. You will be able to find these types of adhesives here.
If your vinyl flooring for wall is going to be on an area that is prone to moisture, then it is advised to use a joint sealer.
After the fitting:
Once the vinyl is safe and adhered to the walls, use your knife to trim any edges that do not sit snugly.
Then, using your roller, apply pressure over the vinyl to ensure it has properly adhered to the wall without any air bumps.
Tips for installing Vinyl over a painted wall:
Want to give a painted wall a face lift? It is not a problem to install vinyl flooring for wall that has paint on it, but you will need to do some extra prep work. If the wall is newly painted then it is best to wait at least 14 days before you apply the vinyl.
- use a wire brush to clean off any bubbling, old paint.
- use a leveling compound to even out the surface.
- use spackling to fill in areas on a dry wall.
- use medium grit sandpaper to sand the surface. After sanding remove any remaining dust.
Is Vinyl Flooring the only one that can be used on walls?
No, in fact almost any type of flooring can be used on the walls. You can choose from engineered, hardwood or even laminate on your walls. It all depends on what type of ‘look’ you want to achieve, your budget, and the practicalities. How easy is it to clean? How does it react to moisture and changes in temperature?
In short, vinyl is one of the cheapest ways to update your walls. Whether you want to use it in your bathroom kitchen, or even try. Something different in your bedroom, there is a vinyl with the right colors and design to match your unique style.
Always make sure that you read the instructions for the particular brand of vinyl carefully and if you are not sure of doing this as a DIY project then simply hire a contractor. While it is cheaper to do it yourself, sometimes you just don’t have the time.