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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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How to Undercut Walls for Floating Floor Between 2 Concrete Walls

I'm laying down NuCore LVP floating plank floor in a room with concrete/brick walls on either side and was wondering if it's possible to slide both sides of the floor into my undercuts. I have done ...
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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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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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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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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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