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Can I use a flooring underlayment in conjunction with a LVP plank that already has an underlayment built-in?

I'm replacing an old LVP floor, which required an underlayment, with a new brand LVP that has an underlayment built-in. I'd think that to mitigate sound and vapor, a reasonable thing to do is to ...
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Fixing/stopping crack in vinyl plank flooring

We have "luxury vinyl plank flooring" that was installed about 18 months ago by a the previous owner. I believe it's installed over the bare concrete slab are some cracks/ridges in the slab ...
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Do new vinyl floorings still contain asbestos?

My dad bought some vinyl flooring tiles from Home Depot and cut some of it. As far as I can tell, the US never banned asbestos in flooring. He said they were made in China. I had one tested using PLM ...
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What subfloor should I use in the bathroom for LVT?

I need to fit Luxury Vinyl Flooring throughout the top floor of my house, however the floorboards in the bathroom are all at different heights. I know that LVT requires an absolutely flat surface, so ...
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Why are the vinyl floor tiles in my bathroom lifting up?

Recently had to have a leak fixed in the bathroom which involved having the tiles around the bath/shower replaced, as well as a new shower screen installed as the old one had failed. House was built ...
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Vinyl tile installation - remove or install on top of existing vinyl?

I've got a small closet in my 1985 condo that contains the water heater, HVAC, and W/D. I'm trying to figure out the best way to get a new floor in there. The existing floor seems to be vinyl tile ...
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Z bar (vinyl to carpet) gap between vinyl and bar

I have to fit z bar between click vinyl and carpet. There is a 3mm gap between the zbar and the vinyl. I have tried trying to bend the zbar down but it won’t budge. Any ideas?
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Installing Trim for new Vinyl Plank Flooring

So it looks like part of my house had the door trim installed after the carpet. I'm currently in the process of ripping the carpet up and installing vinyl plank flooring, and noticed the huge gaps. ...
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Installing Trim for new Vinyl Plank Flooring [duplicate]

So it looks like part of my house had the door trim installed after the carpet. I'm currently in the process of ripping the carpet up and installing vinyl plank flooring, and noticed the huge gaps. ...
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Can I install luxury vinyl planks over ceramic tile?

My existing bathroom floor has tiles like shown in picture. I want to install interlocking luxury vinyl floor planks. Can I do it over existing floor ? if yes, Do I have to fill bevel edges of the ...
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Why are the areas (square footage) for carpet removal and for vinyl plank installation different?

I requested a quote (from Lowe's) to replace the existing carpet with vinyl planks. The area the quote uses to calculate the labor cost of installing the planks ("basic labor floating LVP/LVT&...
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Need to level OSB board for LVP, pros and cons of using roofing shingles?

I am looking into inexpensive options to level OSB for installing luxury vinyl planks. I read an article that talks about using roofing shingles to level out subfloors before installing hardwood. I am ...
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Tiles on underfloor heating [closed]

I am newbie here but been reading a lot of your comments through this website and thought to finally ask my question. I am looking for the right type of tile to go on top of my underfloor heat pump ...
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How to choose vinyl laminate

The flooring for a rental is to be replaced. Durability can be measured: https://www.carpetcaptain.com/laminate-floor-guide/ac-rating/ What are the other features should be considered when selecting ...
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How to fill an air gap under vinyl flooring?

I installed vinyl plank flooring, and a hump in the concrete caused an air gap underneath the planks near it. How can I fill that void/gap without tearing out the whole floor? Is there some kind of ...
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Flooring Options for Basement with Uneven Concrete Slab

Working on a basement remodel and getting to the point of needing to figure out flooring. Unfortunately, the concrete slab is generally uneven. I had a company come in and grind the floors a few ...
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Hardwood Floor Squeaks - Fixing Squeaks or Removal of Hardwood Floor for LVP

I just bought an old house that was build in the 1950s. The house has hardwood flooring all over the house. The hardwood floor squeaks everywhere, not in just a specific spot or area. I noticed that ...
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When installing two layers of subfloor, is it okay to secure both layers to joists?

I am in the middle of replacing my subfloor. The old subfloor was two layers, each about 1/2 inch thick, totaling 1 inch. 1-1/8 inch OSB is pretty much out of stock everywhere at the moment so I'm ...
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How can I fix a nail pop in vinyl flooring?

I have two areas where the nail has popped causing some damage under our vinyl flooring. The planks were stuck together by offsets and self-glue. Is the only option to re-plank? I'm worried cutting ...
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Vinyl Planks "click" when tapping on joint directly

I am in the process of putting Golden Arowana vinyl plank flooring in my basement. I went around the room and the floor seemed to be level (or within tolerance of 3/16"). I am using an ...
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Can Liquid Backer Board be used under a floating LVP?

I'm preparing to install COREtec LVP over a 3/4 tongue-and-groove plywood sub-floor in my 1985 2nd floor condo, and there are several areas where I need to level the floor. The installation ...
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How do I know if my subfloor is fire retardant or preservative-treated?

I'm getting ready to install COREtec Pro Plus LVP over a wooden subfloor in my 1985 second floor condo. The installation instructions state that "Resilient flooring is not recommended directly ...
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Subfloor repair for LVP installation

I'm preparing to install luxury vinyl plank in the living area of the second floor condo I just bought (carpet was installed previously). It's a woodframe condo with a wooden subfloor built in 1985, ...
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Testing for asbestos in vinyl or linoleum flooring sheet?

I wonder if there are ways to tell if there are asbestos in vinyl or linoleum flooring sheet (not tiles). We removed them from our 1987 house and now we are a bit concerned. From what I can gather, ...
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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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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 ...