This week I answer Ginette, Manon and another surfer, who asked several questions on the recovery of its walls: Hello, I saw several shows and decorating magazines where they had laid floating floor to the wall. My husband, very manual, wondered how the floor will react to temperature changes it is no longer floating, but nailed and glued to the wall or? Is what it is not advisable to put the wall in a room already small (11X11)? Does a false wall stones will also be an effect of adding to the piece? If I opt for a textured wallpaper (example: bamboo effect), how to prepare the walls? I think I have heard that putting an undercoat of oil painting would help remove wallpaper possibly, when I want a change of scenery? Thank you for all your advice. “When is a floating floor on a full wall, let there be a ¼ inch space in the corners and the ceiling or as we would if we asked the floor? Thank you for your response. ”


Here are several questions that relate to the same application. First, it frequently happens that the material is used in another purpose for which it was designed, among other things, the flooring installed on the wall. The floor mounted on a wall is not subject to the same contingencies when it is ground. Not be stepped on, no furniture will be installed on it then there will be no floor motion. Therefore, it is not necessary to follow the same guidelines required when installing the wooden floor. Especially since the floor will be glued or nailed, so it will not move in any way.


If you leave a space of a quarter inch in circumference, you must install molding to cover any small space and a nice finish. By gluing the parts closest to the edge, then you can not make a small seal latex painter you peinturerez of the same color as the ceiling, or you can simply leave blank. If the room is small, we must play it safe in the installation of floating floor to the wall, that is to say not to get anywhere, because it would give effect to the small room and you would have the impression to feel crushed by the walls.

This is the same for brick or stone: too much of this material will give the same effect. If you decide to install a bamboo wallpaper, you must first verify that there is no hole on the wall. If this is a new wall (never painted), it will require a primer (latex is sufficient) before installing the wallpaper. If the wall has been painted, it is unnecessary to give a primer even if it is to remove the paper later. The quality of the paper today and the products on the market to remove eliminate any difficulty removing the wallpaper when you decide to change of scenery again.