I recently installed standard self-adhesive vinyl tile in a section of my basement. I cleaned the painted concrete and the surface was generally flat but it isn't perfectly smooth. There were some small pock-marks and generally a little roughness to the surface.
When I walk on the tile now, it makes a bit of a crackling noise. I assume this is from small sections of the adhesive backing pressing down fully onto the floor and then lifting up it again. Is there a simple method to fix this?
I see that some sites recommend you use a roller to push the tile down. I didn't use one originally but I did shuffle my feet across the tiles to help assure they were pressed down fully. Would a roller help? It's been a few days since I installed it, so is it to late to try this?