Laminate flooring isn’t limited to just flooring. It can be used for finishing slopes or window sills of plastic windows. Due to its resistance to moisture, condensation that appears on the windows will not damage this material. Where to start finishing the window sill and what is the order of work?
Making a window sill from a laminate
Before laying the laminate, you need to prepare it – adjust it to the width of the window sill and cut off the edge along the entire length of the strip. This will allow you to glue it to the windowsill without gaps and cracks. If the length of the window sill is more than one strip of laminate, then the junction of the strips is best done in the center of the window. When the strips are adjusted in length, they need to be glued together into one long strip. It is important that the joint is as smooth and inconspicuous as possible.
When the glue hardens, you can process the lower part of the laminate: it must be degreased with alcohol, and the window sill must be primed.
When the primer is dry, you can apply laminate adhesive. It is important to apply it evenly over the surface of the window sill to avoid unevenness.
The laminate strip must be applied carefully and at right angles to the window sill. By pressing the strip, the glue will be better distributed between the window sill and the laminate.
The accuracy of the position of the laminate should also be checked. Using a square and a long level, you can check if the strip is laid evenly. After adjusting the position, it is necessary to leave a small weight for the glue to dry. After that, putty needs to cover the gap between the laminate and the window sill.
The laminate has a long service life and high wear resistance. It is great for finishing window sills and thresholds for balcony doors.
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