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Creating Awareness & Support for Endangered Primates

Save The Primates is an Australian non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of endangered primate species such as apes, gorillas, chimps, many of which are close to extinction, and helps raise funds for specific projects and campaigns dedicated to primate conservation and primate protection within a select group of primate sanctuaries around the world.

We focus specifically on raising funds for primate sanctuary projects that the wildlife sanctuaries themselves have no way of funding. Although able to meet the day to day expenses, projects such as new primate enclosures, education centres and programs and sometimes even animal rescues are all but a dream for those that run the sanctuaries.

Whilst we offer plenty of other primate information on this site, we ask that you read about the project we are currently supporting, The Chimfunshi Project, and help by making a donation. 100% of funds raised go directly back to the project, as all costs are met by Save The Primates.

How To Install Vinyl Flooring Adelaide

How To Install Vinyl Flooring Adelaide

There are many benefits to installing vinyl flooring Adelaide in your home. Vinyl is a good choice because it is economical and resists water. If you have kids and pets, then vinyl is easier to clean than carpet or wood flooring. The key to success for your new vinyl flooring Adelaide is in floor preparation. You will need a pry bar, block of wood and a pair of pliers for removing nails along the floor molding. Use the block of wood to protect the wall while removing floor trim molding. 

Vinyl Flooring Adelaide Installation Tips

Start by removing the old flooring and prepare the subfloor by washing with mild soap and water. Let dry completely and vacuum the remaining dust. Let the packages of vinyl flooring Adelaide acclimate to the room temperature for 24 hours before installation. The floor should be level using a cement patching compound or floor leveler. The first tiles are installed in the center of the room and work towards the walls. 

Floor Care

Care for your vinyl flooring Adelaide by wiping up spills as soon as they happen. Use a vinyl floor cleaner for dried spills. Wash your floor at least once a week with a high-quality floor cleaner. A good floor finish will help your tile return to its original shine and luster. Make sure you do not use abrasive cleaners, detergents or mop and shine products since they will leave a film on your vinyl floor. Never use a paste wax or polish that is solvent-based. 

Once your floor is installed, the temperature of the room should be about 65 degrees. This will allow for proper setting, bonding and curing. Let the adhesive dry by not washing the floor for five days after installation. When moving heavy furniture on your vinyl tile, lay a piece of plywood on the area and walk the item across the area. Your new floors will last for years with proper care and attention to cleaning and waxing.