Sheet vinyl over concrete

I'm finishing off my basement and am in the middle of building the bathroom. I decided to use sheet vinyl for now. How is this laid down? I don't want to glue it because I may want to take it up later to put down, maybe tile. Will it stay put without glueing? Should there be some kind of substrate underneath it? The concrete is level and quite smooth.
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Used to be it was almost always glued down, and some types still must be. But many types can now be installed without glueing the whole sheet down. Generally the edges need to be secured, etiher with baseboard molding, or by glueing just the perimeter.
But keep in mind, with vinyl, any crack, dip, bump or even rough texture on the concrete will eventually telegraph through the vinyl. The substrate has to be perfectly smooth.
And if you don't glue it down, you have to be very careful not to roll or drag anything heavy over the floor, it will bunch up and and can tear quite easily.
Best to check the manufacturer's website for the brand you plan to use. Armstrong's website has a lot of good info, especially if you go to the pro part of the site; they have extremely detailed info there.
HTH,
Paul
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I know Armstrong and I think Mannington makes a good perimeter glue only vinyl. It's kinda pricey though.
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