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Home value - finishing attic floor with vinyl [closed]

Currently, our attic has a combination of unfinished flooring with particle board (which I've learned is prone to rotting with moisture), and two rooms with some rough wood flooring. We're looking ...
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Raising floor in bathroom from concrete subfloor for vinyl sheet finish

I have a concrete bathroom floor where I want to install new fully waterproof vinyl at a finished height of 1/2 inch to bring it level with the hall floor and make it feel less like walking directly ...
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What are some potential reasons why this LVP is buckling? [closed]

3 years old LVP, TrafficMaster's Edwards Oaks. I have never seen LVP buckle like this. I found an extra underlayment underneath. Do you think it could be because the extra layer of underlayment made ...
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Adding a layer of plywood on top of subfloor for LVP install. Will the new layer help level the floor?

I am renovating my bathroom and originally planned to install cement board and porcelain tile for the flooring. I have 2x8 wood joists, 16" OC, with a span of 14'. I backtracked on the tile when ...
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In my bathroom, should I install sheet vinyl on hardiebacker board or plywood?

I don't want to deal with seams or grout, so I'm going with vinyl sheet flooring in my bathroom. The bathroom floor is low at the transition to the hallway, and also at the toilet flange, so I'd like ...
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How to install vinyl plank on uneven surfaces in open concept home having tile and carpet?

The idea is to have a continuous vinyl plank floor in a home that has tile in the dining room and kitchen area, and carpet in the living room (see the image below). My intention is: To remove the ...
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Vinyl flooring adhesive problems

I've recently laid some vinyl flooring, it's the peel and stick vinyl flooring squares and I used Henry VCT 257 adhesive I don't think I let the adhesive get tacky enough, the tile is laid on top of ...
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How to fix ripped laminate?

We’re first time homeowners and there’s a rip/tear in the laminate flooring of the house we just bought (maybe it’s vinyl, I have no idea). There aren’t any extra panels left so replacing it would not ...
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How to I adjust flooring where two grooves meet up?

I am installing my floors and I mistakenly started from the bedroom and came to the hallway. Now I have reached the stairs and when I tried to install the flush stair nose, I noticed that groove is in ...
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Fix uneven and sloped plywood subfloor

We recently moved into an old townhouse and are renovating the entire second floor. The 10-year-old laminate flooring is squeaky and uneven, so we removed all of them and put down SPC vinyl flooring. ...
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Can I use vinyl floor plank adhesive that has dried 24 hours or more?

I troweled the adhesive onto a clean concrete floor and then had to leave the house in an emergency and couldn't lay the plank until 24 hours later. By that time the adhesive had "dried" but ...
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What type of flooring material is this and how do I fix it?

I bought my house a year ago and I started seeing these cracks in my kitchen floor. I think this flooring type is called vinyl but looks like this kind of vinyl flooring is bit older. So 3 questions ...
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How can I fill gaps/cracks in vinyl floors due to incorrect underlay at install - can anything be done to prevent further damage?

I had professional installers put down the vinyl flooring, but I purchased the wrong underlay and it wasn't flagged. And it's too thick/not rigid enough - so there are now areas where the vinyl is ...
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How to transition between manufactured hardwood and vinyl rolled flooring?

We had the tan colored hardwood installed recently and the contractor put in these perpendicular pieces of wood wherever the floor butted up against another flooring type. There used to be one of ...
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What to do with gap between stair transition and carpet?

We installed luxury vinyl tile in our kitchen and landing, which replaced 25 year old laminate. The landing was the only place that didn't have quarter inch plywood under the laminate. Our handyman ...
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First Home and a Renovation

We are buying our first home and it's a shell currently and it's roughly 70 years old. I want to insulate the house as much as possible and I came up with an idea for a multi-layer approach for ...
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How do I join a vinyl plank flooring tile with a cut tile? The cut tile does not have the tongue and groove edge [duplicate]

The room I am flooring is perfectly shaped for the vinyl planking with the exception of a 4" piece right along the edge. I understand I should have a wider piece there, so somewhere in the room I ...
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How to install cement fiber board on top of cement slab for vinyl plank flooring?

I've been looking for the method of how to put in 4x5 sheets of cement fiber board (1/4" thick) on top of cement slab, which then the vinyl plank flooring will be installed. Can I just use a ...
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Pre-Padded Flooring

I am looking to install vinyl flooring in our basement which comes with pad attached. Can I use an additional pad? Lots of research is finding conflicting answers, as well as from salesman from ...
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What is the best way to transition between plank flooring laid on top of tile, and carpet?

I know any contractor may roll their eyes at this, but my sister recently replaced her vinyl plank flooring and saved the old flooring that was removed and gave it to me. My wife and I have been ...
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Best flooring type for a sagging/wavy floor?

So my dishwasher had a very small leak that destroyed my laminate, lock in place, wood floor. I took it all up. Turns out there was linoleum underneath that was in fair shape so I've been living with ...
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Can I plane down the underside of 3/4" subfloor to match my existing 5/8"?

Current area, 10' x 12' 3/4" subfloor meeting the existing subfloor, 4mm too tall I've had to replace the subfloor in my living room, but my existing subfloor is 5/8" plywood and I can't ...
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Luxury Plank Vinyl Flooring at a Beach Condo - Glue Down Vinyl vs Floating [closed]

I am putting a new floor down in a beach condo, and I've been told by some that glue down LVP is best for the job, while other contractors are telling me that floating is better. This is a rental ...
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Vinyl Sheet Flooring -- Underlayment?

I'm looking at laying down some vinyl sheet flooring in my basement. Currently it's just a concrete floor with a layer of DryLok I've painted over it. My question/concern is, do I need some type of ...
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How to square hallway and great room and vinyl plank install direction for a similar looking floor plan?

First time DIYer here. Have a couple questions regarding the LVP flooring I purchased from Costco (Mohawk LVP Flooring). What should be the plank layout, run parallel to the hallway and follow the ...
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How to stop LVT movement

I’ve installed some Luxury Vinyl Tiles inside my porch. It’s a click together type of tile. No adhesive needed and it has a 1mm underlay (as recommended). It has the recommended expansion gap around ...
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Vinyl Plank Flooring Repair

Questions Flooring was already done before. Removed a drywall in the kitchen recently and leaving the floor unfinished. Removing the whole plank and add a new one is better? Or patching is better? ...
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Best way to repair a small tear in vinyl flooring?

We recently noticed a small tear in our vinyl flooring (laundry room if that matters.) I'm assuming overtime a mixture of air and dirt will begin causing bubbles to form, and it will impact the rest ...
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How to use this vinyl tile

I have acquired a property abandoned by some inexperienced flippers. They left some materials behind and one of the things was about 75 sq ft. of vinyl self stick tile. I am not a big fan of self ...
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Laminate or Vinyl (spc)? [closed]

My wife and I are looking to change our floors from carpet to wood. We got a quote for lvp (spc) for $8200 installed, however another company said because our house is on a hill that vinyl will split ...
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How to re-attach LVP Stair nose piece

One strip of LVP stair nose molding broke loose. What is the best way to to repair? I would like to use the same piece since they may not make this style anymore. From the photos, it looks like ...
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How to install vinyl flooring around rough edge fireplace?

I am wanting to replace my carpet with vinyl plank flooring but I have a stone fireplace that is kind of jagged stone at the bottom. I am hoping to be able to do the installation myself but don’t know ...
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Vinyl Plank Floors Lifting - what to do?

Can anyone give me some advice on this? Just moved into a new home in a humid area (FL) and we didn't notice this before but the LVP floors are peaking/separating on the 1st floor in some areas. It's ...
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how to hide the ugliest vinyl flooring ever (renter friendly) [closed]

so my apartment was flooded and the vinyl flooring in the bathroom was damaged. the management said they were going to replace it and didn’t for about a year. i finally started threatening to complain ...
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New, uneven LVP flooring in fixed-up 1960s home

My family moved into our first home a few days ago, originally built in the 60s, and which was fixed up by a previous investor. We have LVP flooring in the living/kitchen areas, but the flooring seems ...
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When you have to call in a professional for some home improvement steps, how can you verify a good job was done? [closed]

(I know this 'Home Improvement' SE instance leans heavily towards DIY, but in some DIY projects there are steps that are "above the homeowner's pay grade," and it becomes smart to hire that ...
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Luxury Vinyl Flooring Crack

I just noticed this crack on our luxury vinyl floors. The top part of the crack has overlapped the bottom piece and it can not be pushed down to create a flat surface. The only thing I can find online ...
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How can I prep for vinyl plank flooring over uneven concrete & linoleum floor?

I'm hoping to install vinyl plank flooring. The floor is partially bare concrete and old linoleum - it's also not level at all. Can I pour a primer and self-leveling compound over a floor that's ...
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Trying to match interlocking vinyl floor tile 6" x 36" x 1/8"

I would not ask this if I had not first done a lot of research. Shown is an interlocking vinyl floor tile from the home we bought. I've done some changes to the floor signature and would like to ...
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Vinyl Plank Flooring underlayment and backing options

I'm deciding on vinyl plank flooring for a kitchen in a rental property and I'm seeing different options. Cork backing feels incredibly nice under the feet. Other product have a rubber honeycomb ...
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Applying LVT Gluedown over non-flooring Hardwood ply

I have got myself I to a bit of a bind with regard to my kitchen flooring (not the ground floor). I have floorboards, covered with soundproofing, covered in standard (not especially flooring) 9mm ...
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Remove glued down carpet before installing LVP or install on top of carpet?

I have carpet that was glued down on a plywood subfloor. Should I lay LVP on top of the carpet or remove the carpet? If I remove the carpet should I try to remove the glue or lay paper on top of it? I ...
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Which LVT technology is better for underfloor heating

We are in process of building a house. Now we are in the state where we need to choose the flooring. We have two LVT options to choose from. One is glue down LVT which is 2mm thick, the other one is ...
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Laying LVP on a room notch

I have a room that is shaped like this: ┌──────────────────────────┐ │LVP -> │ │ │ ┌────────┘ │ │ ...
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Adding 1/2" to 1" height to slab cheaply, then finishing with 1/4" self-leveler

TLDR: I want to level the floor using self-leveling compound, but I need to bring the overall price down. I'm looking for ideas about how to cheaply (and quickly/roughly) raise the low spots to just ...
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Working with concrete-like float between plywood and flooring

I am total beginner, so please bear with me. I live in a second floor condo unit (built around 1997). I recently removed a closet and discovered that my carpet rests on some sort of underlayment, ...
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floor prep for LVP installation: need advice

I'm planning to float LVP (6.5mm) on 2nd store of our house (30+ years old). I'm currently working on a room that is 13' by 10'. I removed the carpet & padding, scraped and vacuumed. This is what ...
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LVP instillation over removed Ceramic Tile/Ditra

We have an elevated beach home with OSB subfloor. I’m trying to save money on the overall renovation project. I am doing the demo myself but have a flooring company scheduled to install LVP. There ...
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Karndean over underlay

I'm laying Karndean Korlok planks. I've taken out the engineered wood floor I'm replacing. I have a Tredaire underlay below over the concrete, that for acoustic insulation. It's 6mm thick rubber. Do I ...
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Installed LVP on subfloor, but there are slight divots

I recently installed luxury vinyl plank in our kitchen. Prior to the installation, there was a section of hardwood and a section of carpet. I took out the hardwood so that I would be able to have a ...
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