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Cutting an area of vinyl plank flooring that is already installed

Last year I installed vinyl plank flooring in my basement (on concrete floor + underlay), including an area under the stairs. I now want to build a closet under the stairs and have the problem having ...
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Why is it a bad idea to install self-stick tiles over luan plywood?

I am intending to instal self stick tiles over a primed luan underlayment in a bathroom. However, the manufacturer's instructions clearly state: DO NOT install over unsuitable or unstable subflooring ...
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How to fill a gap on the floor before laying vinyl

My bathroom has a ‘click lock’ laminate floor and I’m going to lay new vinyl over the top. Currently there are edging strips covering the gap between the laminate and the wall. To fit the new vinyl ...
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Luxury Vinyl Plank over Tile Transition to Carpet

I am looking at installing some luxury vinyl plank over very good condition tile in a bathroom. There is no transition at the current interface between the tile and carpet in the adjacent hallway, ...
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Particle board subfloor - cover with additional plywood/osb for luxury vinyl plank flooring?

A friend of mine just purchased a 1 story house and we spent the weekend tearing out the old crappy carpet / vinyl flooring. The subfloor underneath it is particle board rather than plywood/OSB. The ...
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Porch flooring: vinyl click & lock planks an option?

I am contemplating finishing an outdoor porch floor with vinyl click & lock planks. Is this feasible? The porch is 100% covered, and is on the North side. It receives no direct sunlight, except at ...
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How do I handle a thin strip of vinyl plank flooring against a wall?

I am removing carpet and putting in vinyl plank flooring. I have finished the living room and am moving onto the family room. These two rooms are connected through a passage and separated by a wall in ...
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What kind of threshold can I use on concrete?

I just laid some vinyl planking throughout most of my house and there are a few places where I don't know what kind of threshold to use. Here I have a rock floor meeting the vinyl planking underneath ...
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Would it be better to temporarily lay vinyl on a carpet, carpet underlay or floorboards?

I wanted to quickly lay vinyl sheet down. I will put hardboard subfloor on top of floorboards at a later date however right now I'm happy to loosely lay it over the carpet. As I mess around with the ...
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Exterior plywood vs sealed plywood

So I'm laying vinyl in a bathroom which is currently just floorboarded. From my research, I understand that I should screw down 5.5mm exterior grade plyboard (exterior grade because of the water) ...
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Can I put plywood over Schluter radiant heat

I would like to add radiant heat to my kitchen floor. I will be using vinyl flooring (with a floor heat sensor to keep the temperature below 85 degrees F). One option is Schluter radiant heat. In ...
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Best ways to repair/replace worn vinyl tile?

Is it feasible/recommended to remove about ten worn out 15.5 inch vinyl tiles and replace them with 10 year old unused spares from the original installation? Tiles are grouted and color match is good. ...
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How to best to install vinyl floor around the base of banister?

I am planning to install a vinyl floor in a large portion of the main floor of my home. What baffles me is how to best install the vinyl when it covers the floor around the large banisters going ...
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What kind of underlayment material is this?

This was found under two layers of sheet vinyl flooring in a late 1940s house. Subfloor is fir and there appears to be a black tar-like mastic between it and the wood. The green underlayment feels ...
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Vinyl plank flooring direction in connecting rooms

I installed vinyl plank in the dining room and now want to continue through landing kitchen and laundry room The installer said that I need to change the direction of the flooring because it won’t be ...
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Divots in concrete from carpet tack

I'm pulling up carpet tack from a concrete basement floor using the techniques in these videos: vid1, vid2... the technique isn't perfect and I'm still getting the small divots here and there. How ...
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How to finish step between two levels with vinyl planks

I am hoping you can give me your opinions/suggestions/recommendations on how I should handle the finishing the step up to another level. I recently ripped up carpet and put vinyl plank boards down on ...
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Installing cushion vinyl over carpet

I plan to put some cushion vinyl over my corridor carpet. I will be using proper cut sheets and not just off cuts as shown in the picture. Later on I will pull the carpet out from underneath the ...
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Can sheet vinyl flooring be reused? [closed]

Can vinyl sheet be reused? If it has been fitted without adhesive I think obviously yes. But what if you have used glue, if you pull the sheet up will the cushion or sheet be ripped/damaged such ...
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Replacing strips between subfloor and underlayment

I am installing vinyl flooring and am looking to replace the strips between my sub-floor and underlayment. Main reason is because I had particle-board glued on top and had to replace it and I'm ...
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Replacing particle board subfloor with plywood

I am hoping someone will be able to give me advice on how to proceed with my project. I am installing vinyl flooring and noticed the particle subfloor was rotten in a spot. I decided that I wanted to ...
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Removing and adding skirting boards when installing floors?

I read for carpet it should be installed without removng skirting. For laimnate, wood and tiles one should remove the skirting board, lay the floor, then re-add the skirting board. . Why so? What ...
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Is there a specific type of double sided tape and glue to use when installing vinyl?

I am working with those soft backed cushion vinyl. When installing vinyl I know you need to put double sided tape at the sides. Tape comes in many forms so is there a specific type of double sided ...
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Can I join different flooring to cover a height gap?

3/4 of my kitchen has tiles in it the other 1/4 has no tiles, just the concrete underneath so there is a height difference. You may wonder why I don't take the tiles out and level everything but its ...
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Best way to lay vinyl in this room

My biggest problem is that the bottom of the cabinet are so close to the ground, I may only get 1mm clearance so it's difficult to slide vinyl sheet in. The cabinet in picture 2 can easily be removed ...
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Should I use silicone or caulk between skirting board and vinyl tiles, cement and vinyl tiles?

Should I use silicone between vinyl tiles and wooden skirting? I imagine yes since the skirting board may contract even though the tiles do not? What about if there is no skirting i.e. vinyl and ...
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Is it safe to change wind blowing direction of a William Wall Mounted Heater?

I have a old William Wall Mounted Heater, as shown in pictures. (I took the bottom casing off) I'd like to change the direction hot air blow out, so I used a plier to make those wind blades upward ...
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Advice for installing click lock engineered bamboo floor over linoleum?

I am currently acclimating a bunch of Home Decorators Collection click lock engineered bamboo flooring. The installation area (entryway and kitchen) currently has very even/flat linoleum and I plan to ...
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Dricore Subfloor membrane panel 23.25 inch x 23.25 inch

I am laying sheet vinyl on a Dricore Subfloor membrane panel 23.25 inch x 23.25 inch sub floor do I need to do anything more before I lay the vinyl
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Laying vinyl over a floor with both particle board and tiles

In our laundry, I need to replace a section of the floor due to water damage. I am planning on putting a yellow-tongue 19mm thick particle board over the left-hand side of the photo to fix the floor. ...
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Do I glue luxury vinyl flooring ON or UNDER angled, metal threshold that transitions exterior to interior kitchen floor?

I’m installing LVF, gluing to wood floor (tongue & groove flooring). There is an angled piece of metal the width of the threshold, transitioning the exterior threshold into the kitchen. My ...
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luxury vinyl flooring under gas stove

I want to install luxury vinyl floor in my kitchen. If I don't want to move my gas stove, can I install it up to first couple of inches under front side of stove? Is that OK with a floating floor (...
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What to put down under new carpet or “luxury vinyl tile” to prevent cold floors?

We have a hardwood living-dining room floor that was improperly installed (before we arrived), and squeaks and creaks something awful. We plan to rip out the old flooring and put in LVT (luxury vinyl ...
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What is the best way to place vinyl laminate in this room layout

I am replacing the old linoleum flooring in my kitchen with vinyl planks. This is certainly one of the most involved renovations I have done (first home owner and up until now I've only replaced some ...
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How to maintain a proper gap while installing vinyl plank flooring under the existing baseboards?

I'm going to be installing some vinyl plank flooring, and it happens to be exactly the same thickness as the wood planks I'll be removing. It would really convenient if I could just slide it under ...
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Should I install a subfloor if I'm putting LVP in my basement?

I live in an area with temperatures from -7°F to 118°F. I'd like to put Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) in my concrete basement, but I've heard conflicting reports on if I need a subfloor. Some assumptions: ...
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Vinyl Tile Crackling Noise When Walking On It

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 ...
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What sort of nails should I be using on Sheet Vinyl underlayment?

I'm adding some Vinyl down in a shower room and nailed down the underlayment. But the nails keep popping up a little evey time I add more nails. I'm concerned these will be felt under the vinyl. ...
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How to fill gaps in floor after wall removal

Having recently removed a separating wall between kitchen and kitchen-diner, there is now a gap left in the floor that needs to be filled (150mm x 3000mm). The floor is ground floor, laid on-top of ...
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Need help identifying flooring element

I am looking to install vinyl flooring on my basement (ground level). I will be removing the existing tiles. On 2 of the walls (the ones that face the exterior) I have this mini step along the walls (...
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What will happen if I perimeter bond vinyl flooring against manufacturer recommendation?

I'm installing sheet vinyl in my kitchen. I read the installation manual. I can do either full spread or loose lay. I'm planning on using adhesive tape, but the installation manual says "DO NOT ...
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How should I prepare old subfloor for vinyl plank flooring?

This is a floating floor that glues to itself flooring, the allure planks have a underlayment attached. It will be going over 40 year old wood planks that have had repairs in a ground level living ...
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Peel & stick tiles for temporary floor covering over chip board?

We recently had a toilet tank crack. I caught it within two hours. stripped the carpet and foam underlay from the affected hallway, vacuumed up the water, and had a fan on the chip board all within ...
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Vinyl floor against odd shape threshold

Hello, I'm trying to figure it what to do with this threshold on my 3 season porch. I'm planning on pulling up the carpet and laying vinyl plank. This is the threshold into the house. It's about an ...
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Should I caulk the baseboards to sheet vinyl floor in a basement bathroom?

I'm planning to install sheet vinyl first and then install the baseboards directly on top. Would it be a good idea to put a bead of caulk there to keep water from getting in between? This is a ...
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How do I transition from sheet vinyl to bare concrete?

I'm laying sheet vinyl directly over concrete in a basement bathroom. The rest of the basement is bare concrete. Do I just glue down the edge really well where the vinyl ends? I found an "Armstrong 1/...
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How to permanently remove moisture on concrete kitchen floor

We are currently renovating our kitchen and when we removed our vinyl flooring we noticed lot of moisture. We want to put self adhesive vinyl tiles but wanted to avoid the scenario of moisture ...
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Solution for covering carpet glued to concrete on a balcony

Florida. Early morning sun. Large lanai (2 open sides) has carpet glued to concrete and it is 30 years old and impossible to clean from dust, small grass cutoffs from landscaping etc.. What can I ...
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Floor tile layout process?

I am working on tiling a small bathroom with vinyl floor tiles. As I was measuring to ensure there are no unusual pieces in the corners and thresholds, I decided to check for an application to help ...
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How to Reduce the Size or Bridge the Gap of a Vinyl Floor Expansion Gap

Our new vinyl floor in our bathroom required a 3/8" gap next to all vertical surfaces for room to expand. Ours ended up being a bit larger than that and we are trying to find out what we can do to ...