Any suggestions about how to fix long thin stips along the bottom of a
wall. A problem exarcebated by the wall projecting above the skirting
in a manner similar to the way kitchen units are recessed.
Can it be coiled? It is a real pain trying to lay it all in one go.
How long and how narrow? How straight is the bottom edge and is there
a matching seam to try to hit or is it hidden from view?
One can roll Formica, but not very tightly w/o it cracking. Some of
the other generic plastic laminates are much more ridgid than Formica.
Of course, once it's got the contact cement on it, you have to be
careful or you'll have it everywhere and end up sticking it to itself
if you're not extremely careful.
Not knowing precisely the situation, my ploy would be to either use a
stiffener on the outer side to keep a piece straight so I could lay the
bottom edge down at the corner of the floor and the wall and simply
tilt it up into place. That assumes there isn't a seam at the top to
match. Something like a 1x2 and some double-faced tape would work for
Alternatively, the other way is would be to use kraft paper on the wall
to prevent the two surfaces from initially touching, then start at one
end and have a helper pull it out from the other. This assumes access
at a free end.
Other ideas would undoubtedly come w/ more details...
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