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Removing Carpet and Linoleum for one unified flooring of LVP

I have a house from 2019 that I am planning on ripping out the carpet in the living room and linoleum in the kitchen to make one unified flooring of LVP. I have yet to start ripping things out yet, ...
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laying luxury vinyl planks on straight and pitched basement slab

I am planning to lay luxury vinyl flooring on my basement. I have a sump pit in my basement. I have an option to make the floor perfectly straight, or to add a small pitch, so that in the event that ...
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Skirting boards over vinyl - seal with silicone?

Thinking of sealing under the skirting boards, as the flooring is waterproof. I have laid 22 square metres of vinyl planks in an apartment; the sort that lock together as in the photo. Now I am ready ...
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Seam between vinyl plank and hardwood

We want to replace the flooring in our kitchen, and would like to use click-lock vinyl planks for cost and ease of installation. However, I'm unsure how to transition between these and the adjacent ...
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Vinyl plank installation near exterior doorway

I'm stumped trying to install vinyl plank in an exterior doorway. Our door trim and baseboards are flush - if I undercut the door trim, it seems like I need to undercut the baseboards or remove them ...
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Install Vinyl Plank Flooring on top of Cement Board / Backer Board (as underlayment)

Is it a good idea to install vinyl plank flooring (7mm thick, 7 inch wide) over new cement board / backer board? The cement board will be screwed to a 3/4" T&G plywood subfloor which is ...
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Should vinyl plank flooring be caulked around a wall pipe?

I am installing Vinyl Plank flooring with a moisture barrier underlayment on our concrete basement floor. The basement was unfinished, but is now being finished. I installed the flooring all through ...
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Washing machine leak has caused floor and cupboard damage, is it repairable or do I need to purchase new parts to fix?

Unfortunately my washing machine had a small leak in it and has caused some minor damage on my Amtico Spacia flooring and the wood panel that separates the unit into two spaces. The flooring is ...
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The limit on subfloor height difference

I’m about to install a LVP floor over 2 adjacent rooms, one with original hardwood oak floor and the other with 5/8” particle board subfloor. I’d like to have the LVP boards continue from one room to ...
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Basement floor drain, sloped floor toward the drain. how do you install and preserve the slope for either porcelain or vinyl tiles?

I am being told that both have challenges as following: -porcelain tiles (in particular large ones -20"x20" is what I had in mind) will be difficult to slope without ending up with ...
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Leveling the floor before vinyl

I want to replace the vinyl flooring in the flat I bought, since the old one was full of bumps and bloated in some places. When I took the old one out, I noticed that it was very poorly done, with ...
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Is it ok to have a 2 inch piece of vinyl at the end of the row against wall

Is it ok to have 2 inch long piece of vinyl laminate at end of run against wall
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How to fix vinyl baseboard cut lines in bathroom?

Is there a reason my contractor cut the floor baseboard in the bathroom like this? it looks messy, the cuts are blurry on camera but visible to person walking by. It seems to be every 4 ft. (1) Is ...
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How to fix splatter stains and stains from sunlight (or rug?) on this wood (or fake wood?) floor

I don't know how to tell whether a floor is hardwood, engineered wood, laminate, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, vinyl sheet, linoleum, bamboo, etc. So I don't know what type of floor this is in my home ...
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Covering basement floor containing asbestos

I have a house built in 1968 and in the basement the floor is covered with 12X12 vinyl tile. I had sent the sample for asbestos testing and it came back negative for tile itself however the black ...
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Is 12mm too much of a transition on flooring?

Debating tearing up tile that is 1/4” high or just leaving and putting vinyl floor over it. Is a 12mm transition down to the hardwood floor too much? What would I use for transition strip that would ...
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Remove white spots from luxury vinyl plank flooring

I just moved into an apartment where the floor needs some additional cleaning. The following are two pictures I took (click to enlarge): The floor is vinyl wood (Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring). I tried ...
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Can I use an underlay on glue down vinyl planks?

I would like to reuse some luxury vinyl planks (5 year old Armstrong Luxe Plank with FasTak pressure-based adhesive, just under 4mm thick) that I pulled up from my concrete basement floor and put them ...
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Is installing laminate over parquet safe moisture trapping wise? It is old parquet no barrier underneath, straight on the concrete

So I am reading this article which sounds like a relief to me. It says that you can safely install laminate flooring over parquet as long as it is flat and without defects. In my case it is a basement ...
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replace section of vinyl plank flooring?

We put in "Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring" in the dining and living rooms about two years ago. The area in front my desk got scratched and looks dingy. The wheels of my office chair are clearly ...
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adhesive for vinyl plank stair treads and MDF risers

I'm redoing stairs with vinyl plank (EVP) treads (with build-in pad), and then 1/2" MDF covers for risers. What adhesive should I be using for the vinyl plank (with pad)? What about for the MDF ...
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Are Vinyl floorings designed for High traffic best on Basement concrete?

Have to install Vinyl flooring on my concrete basement. my basement flooring is not 100% flat. I see a lots of 1/8" low spots and some places have 1/4" low spot within 10 feet. I have to ...
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Does combining a hybrid vinyl plank with attached underlay and external underlay help to achieve even greater soundproofing?

Hybrid vinyl planks come with acoustic underlay attached to them. For example the one that I am after has LnTw of 40 db. The question is if I install that on top of an extra 2mm acoustic underlay, say,...
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Baseboard trim transition from carpet to LVP - Installation height

I am in the home stretch of finishing my basement and I'm ready to start hanging my baseboards this weekend. However, I am uncertain about the best way to handle the height of the baseboards based on ...
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is a concrete slab walkout basement above, below, or on grade? For material use purposes not square footage

I have a walkout basement with 1 long side and 1 shortside above grade... For material usage is this considered above/on grade? since the slab is not really below grade? I need something like: https://...
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What should I use to fill the gaps in tile before placing luxury vinyl planks over them?

I'm installing luxury vinyl planks with an underlayment in my basement. They will go over top of an existing tile floor. I've heard mixed opinions on whether filling in the gaps in the tile is ...
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For a floating floor - Is it safe to use an underlayment above an existing vapor barrier?

I have a concrete slab floor, and it was very uneven, so I placed a vapor barrier down (6ml poly) and then I nailed 3/4" plywood overtop. This fixed a lot of issues with the floor being uneven. ...
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Fixing chips on the edges of a basement slab

I'm planning on redoing the flooring in a basement room which has a concrete slab in a 1974 Seattle house. The current carpet, which I've already removed, will be replaced with LVP. After removing the ...
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Any way to fix luxury vinyl floating planks that keep coming apart?

I installed floating click-lock LVP (coretec pro plus) a year ago and In just one place, the edge between two planks slowly got wider. We tapped it back together from the end of the row, but after ...
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Peel and stick vinyl on existing tile - how to best level the tile floor for installation?

I knew installing peel and stick vinyl planks on uneven surfaces was a bad idea, but I decided to go ahead anyway (big mistake). It looks a lot worse than I originally expected, as the bulge is very ...
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How to adhere rubber threshold to flooring

We have horse stall mats that meet LVT. I have a rubber threshold that requires me to glue it down. What is the least intrusive product should I use to adhere it down to the flooring without make a ...
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LVP flooring in a room with a concrete wall

I'm thinking about installing LVP in a room in my basement that has a concrete wall. All tutorials I've watched talk about hiding the space between the walls and the floor panels with baseboard ...
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what glue can be used between 2 failed floating luxury vinyl planks

After 10 months my floating luxury vinyl planks are beginning to come apart. I have removed and replaced them to no avail. As a last resort, I would like to glue them to each other- not to the floor. ...
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Bathroom flooring: tile with grout additive VS vinyl

For a bathroom, which is easier to clean and maintain in the long run? Tile? Vinyl? Also, adding grout additives to prevent mold in the future is worth the extra money?
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Maximum slope for Vinyl flooring installation

Dear Home Imporvement Experts, I'm looking to install Vyinl flooring in my basement ( with subfloor like Dricore ) but the floor in basement has a slope of ~3.7-4 inches for 24 ft. Will it be ...
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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? [closed]

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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