Luxury vinyl tile

Discussion in 'Vinyl Flooring Q&A' started by Steve Olson, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I have found an easy way of cutting the long lengths of strip into the 12 inch lengths without using a gillotine and I reckon quicker. Lay sheet of ply etc on the floor and then put another 2 strips of board at right angles, but strips against the L shape then lay 3 tiles on stips and start cutting along each side of tile with the short bits first then take that tile away and repeat. Lots of 12inch bits quickly. Anyone got a better idea?
     

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  2. Steve Olson

    Steve Olson Hardwood/Laminate Guru Charter Member Senior Member

    Are we making bits for feature strips? I'm the slow one here Jon , so bear with me and explain again what you are doing, and what you are making the strips for. Thanks so much...
    SK
     
  3. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Try to imangine 12 inch tiles with a grout strip/ feature strip around all edges. The grout strips come about 3 feet long which are fine for top and bottom of the grout lines but you need to cut the strips into 12 inch lenghts to go around the left and right sides of the tiles. I don't know why they can't cut the 12 inch bits in the factory. I will see if I can find a picture
     
  4. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    If you look at Hookknife's picture with the feature strip it will make sense I think.
     
  5. hookknife

    hookknife Hard Surface Installer Charter Member Senior Member

    OOOO I get it..... I like it Jon:) good idea.
     
  6. Steve Olson

    Steve Olson Hardwood/Laminate Guru Charter Member Senior Member

    Ahhhh. the black material we see in the first shot, are the feature strips, THEN you place 3 tiles on top, trim off ends, move tile 1, trim against tile 2, move it and bits, etc.
    GOT IT! EXCELLENT!
     
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