You will find Vinyl flooring typically on floors and on some occasions on walls. However, there is possible to install vinyl flooring on a ceiling as well.
You can either buy PVC Vinyl tiles that are mounted onto grid systems, use regular vinyl plank flooring and glue it down or use peel and stick vinyl plank with a help of a nail gun.
We will start explaining the benefits of using vinyl flooring on the ceiling and show you step by step how to install it properly using each method.
Benefits of using vinyl flooring on a ceiling?
There are several benefits that would compensate for higher installations costs and extra time you spent on the job.
You may add a wow factor to your home by installing vinyl flooring on the ceiling. If done right, it can make quite a statement. It’s uncommon, one-of-a-kind, and can be an outstanding choice that distinguishes your home from that of your peers and acquaintances.
Durable and easy to maintain
You won’t have problems with stains if installing vinyl. This material is so easy to maintain, long-lasting, and less vulnerable to tears or scratches.
A great option to modernize tray ceilings
Do you have a Tray ceiling in your house? Think about gluing on some vinyl flooring on top. It’s an excellent way to modernize the ceiling and turn it into one stunning design feature of your room.
Can be a better option for your bathroom ceiling
I talked about wooden ceilings in bathrooms not so long ago. For those of you having moisture problems and still want some natural look on your ceiling, vinyl might be your best shot.
How to install vinyl flooring on your ceiling?
Well, you will need a lot of patience and time to do it. If not done right, your vinyl flooring might start coming off and look horrible.
Here are some tips on what you will need to do:
- Prep work – Clean off your ceiling, apply some joint compound to any nail holes, cracks, or seams. Vinyl flooring needs as even a surface as possible to stick on.
- Measure and prepare viny sheats on the floor – Once your ceiling is ready, you need to cut and prepare vinyl flooring pieces on the floor first. This will make it easier for you to install them when glue starts drying.
- Apply glue on your ceiling and optional on your prepared sheets – I like Cal Floor floating glue. It’s really strong and works really well on Vinyl. Because it sets quickly (in 10-15 minutes), make sure you don’t spread it too spread it to wide on your ceiling so you have time to install your vinyl properly.
- Install Vinyl plank on your ceiling – Start with your longer pieces first. Place it at the bottom of the ceiling and work your way upwards. Press firmly on vinyl sheets to make sure they stick on properly.
TIP: Arrange someone to help passing you vinyl planks when standing on the ladder.
For those of you who prefer video, these guys at Floor depot definitely know what are they doing.
Can you use peel and stick flooring on a ceiling?
Yes, you can. Peel and stick vinyl flooring is perfect for the ceiling and a lot easier to install because you don’t need to apply extra glue. The only thing you will need for installation, in addition, is a nail gun.
How to install peel and stick Vinyl flooring on your ceiling?
Follow these 4 simple steps to install peel and stick vinyl flooring on your ceiling in a less than a day.
Step 1 – Prep work
Clean your ceiling of any dust or dirt just like you would do if installing regular vinyl flooring.
Step 2 – Mark your ceiling
Draw lines on your ceiling and plan out everything before sticking anything, otherwise it will take you too much time and effort to correct mistakes.
Step 3 – Peel off backing of Vinyl plank and start sticking them on your ceiling.
Start from the left corner of your room and work your way to the right. Press firmly on every vinyl sheet you stick on, moving up and down.
Step 4 – Take you nail gun and protect each plank
The nail gun is a must if you want to install vinyl planks on your ceiling. It’s easier to nail them in fast and without any mistakes. The adhesive on your peel and stick most probably won’t last that long, so when you nail them down in addition to that, you don’t have to worry about your planks falling off after a few years.
TIP: With the peel and stick method, you can take it slow. You don't need to rush and worry your adhesive will dry up to quickly. Be patient and try to think twice before sticking.
Again, for those of you, who prefer video, Girlmeetsfarmboy explained the process really well.
Can you put vinyl flooring on a bathroom ceiling?
Yes, you can. Vinyl plank is the best choice when you have a moisture problem in your bathroom. If using peel and stick vinyl planks, you will be able to install them in a few hours. Follow our step-by-step guide for the installation process and you will have your bathroom ceiling covered in vinyl within a day.
What is the cheapest way to cover a ceiling?
The cheapest way to cover a ceiling is definitely painted. Using paint, you will definitely save a lot compared to unconventional methods like using vinyl flooring or wood.
Just make sure you paint it with ceiling paint and not regular wall paint to get the right texture.
Can I put vinyl plank on a wall?
You can surely do so. Peel and stick vinyl flooring is perfect for walls since it is considerably easier to install than normal vinyl flooring. Regular vinyl plank flooring, on the other hand, would be a great option if you want the same design on your walls as on your floor.