If you are so impressed with your new vinyl flooring and have questions like can vinyl flooring be used on walls? Then, this post is for you.
After doing dozens of experiments and using it on different walls like kitchen walls and bathroom walls, I wrote this post. Here is what I have experienced.
If you are using traditional wallpapers or paint and getting frustrated by their maintenance and cost.
Now, you are looking for a maintenance-free choice like your vinyl flooring, and wondering whether you can use vinyl flooring on walls, too, then this blog is for you.
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Can Vinyl Flooring Be Used On Walls?
Can vinyl flooring be used on walls? Yes! You can use vinyl flooring on walls. Vinyl flooring is the perfect choice for covering the wall, as they are easy to install and clean. But the cherry on top of these is they are water-resistant.
I have installed vinyl planks on every wall of my home, and here’s what I have experienced.
Can Vinyl Flooring Be Used On Your Room Walls?
If you are an artistic person or someone with plain taste, then the number of designs and patterns you will get in vinyl flooring will get nowhere else.
Moreover, it is less maintenance-oriented and water-resistant. If you take care of vinyl, it can also go over a decade without getting eroded or decolorized.
Can Vinyl Flooring Be Used On Bathroom Walls?
Of course, yes! Installing vinyl planks on bathroom walls has turned out to be an excellent idea for me. As it’s waterproof and regular wallpapers or paints get eroded after few years.
While vinyl planks can stay for longer on your bathroom walls. Hence,
save you from many maintenance costs. You can also use it on shower walls after knowing its capability.
I think you will also not regret installing vinyl flooring on bathroom walls because not only vinyl flooring is maintenance-free. But also have many designs in vinyl flooring to choose from and select for your Toilet.
Can Vinyl Flooring Be Used On Kitchen Walls?
Indelibly Yes! Vinyl flooring is the best used on kitchen walls has no other alternative as the vinyl flooring is water-resistant, unlike wood, and is almost maintenance-free.
Except for the extra wipe, while cleaning your kitchen, you may also need to clean the stains of ketchup or sauce which stick to the vinyl planked wall of your kitchen. Other than that, there is no other option better than vinyl flooring.
Can Vinyl Flooring Be Used On The Backsplash?
Vinyl floor tiles incredibly increase the attractiveness and classy feel as a backsplash. The range and diversity of designs and patterns in backsplash are just way more than any other option with the maintenance vinyl flooring.
So, I will say that vinyl flooring on the backsplash is just the best, and there is no alternative to it.
How To Install Vinyl Flooring On Walls?
Straight and Simple! When installing vinyl flooring on walls, let me tell you one thing: you can install vinyl flooring on your wall on your own. Even though I did it on my own, it was not that hard. I think anyone with the basic know-how of tools and Physics can do it.
Tools needed in the installation of vinyl flooring on walls.
You must need these tools to install vinyl flooring on your own.
- Nail Gun for pasting the hardboard sheets
- Inch-tape to measure the lengths
- Pencil to mark it
- A Saw for cutting vinyl planks
- A Hammer
- A Pry bar
- A Laser leveler
- A Chalk line
- A Stud finder (electronic)
- A Pull bar
- A Step ladder (if needed)
The material used in the installation of vinyl flooring on walls
- Vinyl Flooring for walls ( 10% extra than measured)
- Adhesive for vinyl flooring
- Hardboard sheets as a smooth subfloor for vinyl
- Primer for the current wall
- 5 to 1.3-inch brad nails
- 5 inch to 1.3-inch drywall screws
- Wall base and quarter round moldings to frame out the accent walls
Safety tools used in the installation of vinyl flooring on walls
- Safety glasses
- A dust masks
Here are some steps to install vinyl flooring on walls.
1- Check the level of the wall
To install vinyl flooring on the wall, check its level. It must be (1&1/3 inches) straight over ten feet to install vinyl flooring on it. If it is not straight, you must correct the unevenness before installing the vinyl flooring on it.
A flat wall is necessary because it will cause unevenness, which will lead to a horrible experience, so correct the wall level before installing vinyl flooring on it.
2- Remove all the base and trim moldings for the wall
Use your pry bar to remove all the base and trim molding from the wall to install vinyl flooring over it peacefully.
3- Find the studs on the wall
Now, use your electronic stud finder to locate the stud on the wall and then mark vertical lines on all the studs with a pencil and use painter’s paint to extend the stud location on the ceiling.
Disclaimer: Keep your electricity power turned off, and don’t make any contact with electric switches and wires while installing vinyl flooring on the wall.
4- Apply primer to the wall
Apply primer to the wall to make all the wounds smooth and even for the best installation of vinyl flooring on that wall
5- Attaching Hardboard
After applying the primer, you’ll notice that the wall will get smooth and even. It’s time to paste the hardboard over it using the nail gun to make a smooth subfloor for the vinyl flooring.
6- Bring out the Vinyl planks
Would you please take out the vinyl planks flooring and ensure that it doesn’t have any damage? After removing all the wrappers from your brand-new vinyl planks, select enough vinyl planks to create the first row on the bottom of the wall.
Please place it in such a position that its decor size is upward, the groove side is toward the wall, and click the vinyl planks together.
- Measure the length of vinyl plank needed with a measuring tape.
- Leave a 3/16-inch gap with walls.
- Cut the extra planks with a saw.
7- Pasting the vinyl plank on the wall
Now down the cut vinyl plank in such a position that the decor side is downward, and the tongue side is toward the wall. You may need the assistance of someone in this process for straight and even installation of vinyl planks and make sure the vinyl plank is perfectly straight.
8- Applying the adhesive
Apply the adhesive on the vinyl plank to glue it along the wall. After applying the adhesive, quickly paste it on the wall and attach the brat nail through the groove of the vinyl plank at each stud on the wall.
Attach the drywall screw at each vinyl plank lying on the bottom and top of the wall to make a permanent stronghold.
9- Repeat the process for second and onwards rows of vinyl flooring
On the second and onwards row, apply the vinyl plank from the right side of the wall and go from left to right. Eventually, you may need a stepladder to reach the height for installing a vinyl plank near the ceilings.
After using vinyl flooring on each room’s wall, i-e, bathroom walls, kitchen walls or as a backsplash and coming up to the answer of this every-mind question, “Can vinyl flooring be used on walls?”
I have concluded that you can use vinyl flooring on every type of wall in your home. If you are looking for maintenance-free wall coverings, then vinyl flooring is the best choice for you.
Moreover, you can choose a number of designs and color patterns in vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring is also water-resistant.
Ahmad Dastagir is the owner of Gorilla-Rooms.com, a platform dedicated to all things home related. With 5 years of experience in the home design industry, Ahmad has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share. He has been involved in numerous home design projects and has a passion for staying ahead of the latest trends and sharing his insights through writing.