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Need help identifying flooring element

I am looking to install vinyl flooring on my basement (ground level). I will be removing the existing tiles. On 2 of the walls (the ones that face the exterior) I have this mini step along the walls (...
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What will happen if I perimeter bond vinyl flooring against manufacturer recommendation?

I'm installing sheet vinyl in my kitchen. I read the installation manual. I can do either full spread or loose lay. I'm planning on using adhesive tape, but the installation manual says "DO NOT ...
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How should I prepare old subfloor for vinyl plank flooring?

This is a floating floor that glues to itself flooring, the allure planks have a underlayment attached. It will be going over 40 year old wood planks that have had repairs in a ground level living ...
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Whole house (2400 sq ft) vinyl plank flooring

I have installed 3/4" tongue/groove 4x8 flooring level with 3/4" oak hardwood for use as a subfloor. When installing floating vinyl plank flooring as the finish floor, is there any special prep ...
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Peel & stick tiles for temporary floor covering over chip board?

We recently had a toilet tank crack. I caught it within two hours. stripped the carpet and foam underlay from the affected hallway, vacuumed up the water, and had a fan on the chip board all within ...
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Vinyl floor against odd shape threshold

Hello, I'm trying to figure it what to do with this threshold on my 3 season porch. I'm planning on pulling up the carpet and laying vinyl plank. This is the threshold into the house. It's about an ...
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Should I caulk the baseboards to sheet vinyl floor in a basement bathroom?

I'm planning to install sheet vinyl first and then install the baseboards directly on top. Would it be a good idea to put a bead of caulk there to keep water from getting in between? This is a ...
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How do I transition from sheet vinyl to bare concrete?

I'm laying sheet vinyl directly over concrete in a basement bathroom. The rest of the basement is bare concrete. Do I just glue down the edge really well where the vinyl ends? I found an "Armstrong 1/...
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How to permanently remove moisture on concrete kitchen floor

We are currently renovating our kitchen and when we removed our vinyl flooring we noticed lot of moisture. We want to put self adhesive vinyl tiles but wanted to avoid the scenario of moisture ...
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Solution for covering carpet glued to concrete on a balcony

Florida. Early morning sun. Large lanai (2 open sides) has carpet glued to concrete and it is 30 years old and impossible to clean from dust, small grass cutoffs from landscaping etc.. What can I ...
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Floor tile layout process?

I am working on tiling a small bathroom with vinyl floor tiles. As I was measuring to ensure there are no unusual pieces in the corners and thresholds, I decided to check for an application to help ...
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How to Reduce the Size or Bridge the Gap of a Vinyl Floor Expansion Gap

Our new vinyl floor in our bathroom required a 3/8" gap next to all vertical surfaces for room to expand. Ours ended up being a bit larger than that and we are trying to find out what we can do to ...
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vinyl plank flooring, entry way door trim question

I am installing vinyl plank flooring. I am stuck at the door. The problem is that I have a gap (for expansion) that is near to entry door. I want to hide this gap as this looks ugly (see image ...
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Vinyl plank flooring

How is a mechanical click and lock waterproof but the adhesive-to-adhesive style is water resistant. Chemical seems more resilient than mechanical, esp. with MDF. I put the adhesive-to-adhesive style ...
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Bad floating vinyl plank installation.How to fix half inch strip

My mother passed away and we had a professional floor installation (supposedly). I went through most of the key points of the installation for the warranty. I did not tell him he needed to measure the ...
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make concrete floor flat for tile installation

I have a concrete floor in the basement with a fall to a floor drain (2" over 18 feet). The concrete needs to be made flatter so I can install tile. I want to retain the fall. Can I use self leveling ...
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installing LVP over existing engineered hardwood

Can I install LVP over existing engineered hardwood floor that are glued to a concrete slab?
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Pros/Cons of using Adhesive on Vinyl Plank Flooring?

I'm planning on building my own chair mat for my office chair. 3/4" particleboard will rest on top of carpet and on top of that will sit TrafficMASTER's vinyl plank flooring. TrafficMASTER's install ...
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Rolled vinyl flooring … on a wall?

I'm (slowly) remodelling a bathroom, and have a shower-stall kit that includes thin plastic sheets to glue to the walls. I'm debating if I want to tear out what I have now and replace it with cement ...
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Plank vinyl flooring , the glue will not dry

I decided to replace the entire house with a glue down plank vinyl flooring. I followed the instructions and used the recommended glue to put it in place. Two days after putting the floor down, when ...
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Tiling when some old vinyl sheet flooring is impossible to remove

When I remodel my basement bathroom and remove the old vinyl sheet flooring, I realized the current one was on top of another old one. And between the two sheet flooring layers, there is a thin layer ...
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How can I transition vinyl to carpet flooring?

I plan on laying vinyl planking that will transition into carpet. This is in the basement and not a highly trafficked area. This is on a concrete slab. I also have never messed with carpet so I am ...
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What to use between a sticky floor and interlocking vinyl tiles (a floating floor)

I didn't want to install luxury interlocking tiles over the existing floor because there were already two layers of vinyl tiles on the floor and it would be too high. After removing the old tiles, ...
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Sealing existing vinyl tile

One small bathroom in a 1920s house. A cheap remodel was done what looks like about 20 years ago. We moved in recently and noticed water dripping through the ceiling below the bathroom after using the ...
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How do you install a floating floor on stairs?

I purchased a vinyl plank flooring to put in my basement and replace the old carpet down there. I would like to put this flooring on the stairs - but it is a floating floor. How can I keep it in place?...
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How to prepare floor for vinyl plank installation over old sheet vinyl

I've demoed a built in bathroom vanity leaving a footprint that I had to fill in with OSB. The thickness of the new OSB and old sheet vinyl appears pretty darn level; maybe 1/16" (or less) off? ...
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How to put vinyl click-together flooring up against cove base tile?

I've got a bathroom project which (among other things) consists of putting in new 5mm click-together plank vinyl flooring. To fully explain, I need to include the fact that there was some rotten wood ...
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Help needed with removing adhesive

Trying to get up the paper left after removing floor covering . Used concentrated adhesive remover not working very well. Been working on it for two days now. It’s on plywood need advice
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Vinyl flooring poor air quality and toxicity

We're looking to install luxury vinyl flooring in our home and recently came across some claims that vinyl flooring significantly reduces air quality in the home and can release carcinogens in to the ...
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Fixing tear in vinyl floor

My dog locked herself in the bathroom while I was gone & tore up a gap in the vinyl on the floor. This is a rental so I want to repair it if possible. Any tips? I have the ripped pieces in tact.
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Is this small slope a problem installing vinyl plank?

We are going to install luxury vinyl plank flooring in our basement. This product clicks together and floats, much like laminate. Two questions: The cement slab/subfloor is fairly level, with one ...
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How should I eliminate gaps in wood-grain miter joints?

I just installed some Cap-A-Tread vinyl stair treads. Basically, these are 5/8" thick MDF boards that wrap around existing treads and give them a new "look" because of a thin vinyl layer. The vinyl is ...
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How smooth does the floor need to be to lay vinyl plank over it?

I'm installing CoreTec One vinyl plank flooring as a floating floor over slab in a three-season porch. I don't think my situation is as bad as that described in How can I prepare uneven concrete ...
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Correct direction of flooring [closed]

I am laying vinyl plank flooring in the kitchen. I know the correct way is to go perpendicular to the house entrance and the floor joists. The trouble is the doorway to the living room. The living ...
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Are transitions strips necessary from room to room if installing luxury vinyl planks throughout house?

I would like to replace our carpet and tile with the locking/floating luxury vinyl planks throughout most of the house. Our house runs long and think it would look so much nicer without transition ...
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How do I rip vinyl plank flooring?

I'm installing CoreTec One vinyl plank flooring and I've had trouble finding directions on how to rip it to width. Most of the "vinyl plank" installation guides I've found are for thinner, more ...
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What would make a good temporary joint filler between vinyl tile?

I'm living with the peal and stick home depot tile that could be installed either grouted or groutless. I chose the latter. I have lots of dirt catchers now. Yesterday I was patching the walls ...
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Why is 1/4" underlayment supposed to be parallel to the subfloor?

Per instructions of my 1/4" plywood underlayment that will be used for Vinyl loose-lay flooring, it states to run it parallel with the existing 3/4" T&G OSB flooring. I always assumed that ...
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Laying plywood over floorboards for a vinyl floor

I'm installing a vinyl floor in my bathroom (replacing carpet). There is currently no underlay, so my plan is to screw down 3mm plywood sheets directly onto the boards, I can then use adhesive spray ...
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Luxury vinyl plank sealing

Im installing glue-down shaw vinyl planks in my bathroom, and although they are themselves not porous, and should stand up to the traffic and water, i would like to seal them to enhance their ...
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Floor trim / Scotia between tiles and vinyl floor

I'm replacing carpet in a small bathroom with vinyl. I'm wondering what the best way to seal the vinyl against the wall edge would be? I've seen different approaches, some suggesting just using a ...
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Help with vinyl planks on damaged subfloor

It previously had sheet vinyl and still has some adhesive residue on it. How do I cover up the residue? I can't get it completely off. Thanks!
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vinyl planks - minor edge visibility

So my flooring is luxury planks, tongue and groove. Every so often I come to a plank which is very difficult to get to sit up against the next one perfectly, so that no seam is visible. I've tried ...
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Skinny strip at end of room

Laying vinyl plank flooring, and have ended up with the skinny strip problem at the end of the room. Don't want to tear the whole thing up and start again (economically impractical, apart from ...
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Vinyl Flooring Over Uneven Concrete Slabs

Our attached garage was added many years after my house's 1959 construction by basically walling in a pre-existing carport. The floor, therefore, is made out of several concrete slabs and part of what ...
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Cover vinyl asbestos floor tile without making later flooring harder

I have a kitchen with 9"x9" vinyl floor tiles that I have just found out contain asbestos. Though they are at first glance in sound condition (only a very few small chips, all well-adhered, etc), ...
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Remove brown bicycle tire marks from vinyl floor

I'm trying to remove these brown bicycle tire marks from my kitchen floor (see pictures). I've searched the internet and I have tried the following recommendations: White spirit Bike degreaser (Muc-...
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What is the proper waterproof bathroom underlayment for vinyl tile flooring?

This question discusses vinyl tile flooring underlayment in a bathroom, but fails to address how waterproof the answer can be. In my project, we have water-damaged bathroom subfloor and have pulled ...
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How can I tell if my vinyl floor is inlaid or contains asbestos?

I'm removing the flooring sheets from an apartment, and I'd like to figure out whether it's linoleum (as we've been calling it this whole time) or vinyl sheets or what else. Here a picture (more can ...
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Crusty stuff coming up between basement floor planks

My son bought a 8-year old house, last August, that had some new "plastic" flooring put in the basement over concrete in preparation to putting it on the market by the previous owner. I'm guessing ...