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How to fix this bathroom floor after it suffered water damage

My bathroom floor suffered some water damage due to failing caulking and incorrectly installed LVT next to the bathtub. I've taken out the baseboards and the top LVT layer as well as a linoleum layer ...
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Do I need to add self leveling compound for sloping slabs before installing LVP?

I have level and flat slabs of concrete on each side of a crack, the crack runs down the center. I intend to run the planks parallel with the crack. Based on my photos, would I be able to get away ...
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Any wood fillers for vinyl floor joints / click-locks that have partially separated?

I would like to provide cosmetic repair on a flooring section for which occasional joints have separation - and the click-locks are visible. The goal would be to cover the joints with the minimum of ...
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How to secure vinyl planking during installation over concrete?

When installing vinyl planks over a wood subfloor I generally find a useful line near the middle of the room and work both directions. After placing the first row of planks I take some scrap pieces, ...
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What parameters on the data sheets should I be looking at for LVP given I have a flat and stable subfloor

There are so much marketing for LVP and I am just trying to figure out what parameters I should be looking at on the data sheets for a successful install. The subfloor slab <1mm flatness in 8' 3/8&...
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7 cm length vinyl around the hallway wall

I started putting vinyl flooring from room and then continued to hallway. I noticed it requires two cut pieces around hallway. One side needs 7cm width. What do I do?is it ok if I put 7cm width ...
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Are there vinyl planks with large tolerance yet sturdy click locks?

I have TrafficMaster and the click locks get damaged easily, have limited tolerance, are fairly difficult to get to click in, and come out fairly easily even after clicked in. Without necessarily ...
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Click lock is visible on some Luxury Vinyl Planks?

I have ordered samples of a few LVP / Luxury Vinyl Plank products. Unfortunately the one that I most prefer for the color ( marble /white) apparently is not flush between the tiles: the click lock is ...
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Do you really add a full 1/2" of self-leveling concrete above electrical radiant heat wires for LVF or do you use less in practice?

How much self-leveling concrete do you typically add above electrical radiant heat wires for LVF? LVF manufacturers recommend 1/2" of concrete on top of any radiant heat. Since the wires are 1/4&...
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What do I do with a botched luxury click vinyl flooring job? [closed]

I got luxury click vinyl flooring installed in the basement, right over concrete. I went to one of the 'well name' brands in town... We noted the basement was uneven we were quoted $1,000 for grinding ...
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How can I flatten my floor prior to LVP installation?

I want to install this LVP in my basement. I plan to use this underlay. Currently the basement floor is linoleum adhered to concrete. Pics here. There is an area where the floor dips about 1/2 inch ...
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How to fasten 3/8" plywood to cement condo floor?

This is a 2 story condo building built in the 1970s. It has a 'cement' layer that is apparently over a plywood subfloor. I pulled carpeting out that was directly on the cement floor. Nail strips were ...
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Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring Over Tile in Basement

I've been reading up on whether I can lay LVPF over an already tiled basement, and the consensus seems to be that I can so long as the grout isn't too wide/height differentiated and the ground is ...
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LVP adhesive is suddenly wet and seeping between the seams

I'm sure I used the correct glue and it was definitely tacky before installing the LVP. I installed it over terrazzo. I have done this many times. I had to remove the floors from two rooms and the ...
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Is underlayment needed for stone composite vinyl flooring? [closed]

I am planning on installing SPC flooring throughout the house. I’ve run into an issue where I removed a wall between the kitchen and dining room and they originally had laminate floors in the kitchen ...
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What exactly are LVP and LVT?

There was a reference to installing LVP or LVT in a basement a previous QA. These seem to come up a fair bit on this site. However, I haven't seen them defined anywhere on here. Other places give ...
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Vinyl or laminate in large basement?

I need to choose type of flooring for large basement area, totally of 625 SF, with poured concrete. I'm considering laminate or vinyl. Although it is a country side house, the basement is quite dry, ...
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Need advice on underlayment for finished / converted garage floor

We recently bought a split level ranch in New England that we are renovating to make safe for our family. The previous owner had vinyl tiles in a converted garage, that is about halfway under grade ...
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What underlayment for LVT on concrete subfloor?

My previous question, which led me to go with LVT, was answered here. I saw this question and guess that (6-mil plastic) could be an answer but I'll give you guys the details and see what you think. ...
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Need help on how best to level this floor

I'm planning on installing LVP in my bathroom - it is about 68 sqft of flooring. The floor is unlevel, sloping 3/4" at the worst location. A floor joist had been cut straight through by the ...
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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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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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