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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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luxury vinyl flooring under gas stove

I want to install luxury vinyl floor in my kitchen. If I don't want to move my gas stove, can I install it up to first couple of inches under front side of stove? Is that OK with a floating floor (...
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What to put down under new carpet or “luxury vinyl tile” to prevent cold floors?

We have a hardwood living-dining room floor that was improperly installed (before we arrived), and squeaks and creaks something awful. We plan to rip out the old flooring and put in LVT (luxury vinyl ...
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What is the best way to place vinyl laminate in this room layout

I am replacing the old linoleum flooring in my kitchen with vinyl planks. This is certainly one of the most involved renovations I have done (first home owner and up until now I've only replaced some ...
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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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How to maintain a proper gap while installing vinyl plank flooring under the existing baseboards?

I'm going to be installing some vinyl plank flooring, and it happens to be exactly the same thickness as the wood planks I'll be removing. It would really convenient if I could just slide it under ...
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How can I repair damaged vinyl flooring over gypsum subfloor?

While moving a new washer and dryer through our bathroom and into the attach laundry room, the moving guys made several silver-dollar sized chunks of damage to the bathroom floor. The damage is ...
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Should I install a subfloor if I'm putting LVP in my basement?

I live in an area with temperatures from -7°F to 118°F. I'd like to put Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) in my concrete basement, but I've heard conflicting reports on if I need a subfloor. Some assumptions: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How should I prepare a plywood subfloor for floating vinyl plank flooring?

The floor of my laundry room was three layers of hideous vinyl flooring of various vintages, a layer of 3/4" plywood underlayment (to match the height of the vinyl to surrounding hardwood flooring) ...
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Vinyl Tile Crackling Noise When Walking On It

I recently installed standard self-adhesive vinyl tile in a section of my basement. I cleaned the painted concrete and the surface was generally flat but it isn't perfectly smooth. There were some ...
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How to fill gaps in floor after wall removal

Having recently removed a separating wall between kitchen and kitchen-diner, there is now a gap left in the floor that needs to be filled (150mm x 3000mm). The floor is ground floor, laid on-top of ...
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What sort of nails should I be using on Sheet Vinyl underlayment?

I'm adding some Vinyl down in a shower room and nailed down the underlayment. But the nails keep popping up a little evey time I add more nails. I'm concerned these will be felt under the vinyl. ...
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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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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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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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Can I glue vinyl flooring to my bathtub's side panel?

We’ve just bought our first house, and obviously have very little money at the moment. The bathroom is horrible and we’d like to make some small changes to at least make it look slightly nicer. As ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I conceal a gap between a wall and newly installed vinyl flooring that I cut too short?

I cut my new vinyl flooring too short, causing a gap at one wall. How can I cover it up?
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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 can I remove bubbles in a newly laid linoleum floor?

We laid linoleum using glue but did not use a roller. It is bubbled all over. Can a roller be used after 8 hours and glue has dried? Will bubbles stay??
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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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How should I prepare a plywood subfloor for vinyl sheet flooring?

I'm planning on replacing the carpet in my dining room with a vinyl sheet flooring. I know I need to get the carpet, padding and any staples/debris cleaned up before laying the vinyl, but do I need ...
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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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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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Is peel and stick vinyl tile flooring really waterproof?

I am installing these tiles in a bathroom mainly used my youngsters in a bath. When they inevitably splash water on the floor won't the seems in these tiles allow the water to pass through. I ...
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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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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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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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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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The vinyl plank click flooring I installed in two rooms develops gaps at the ends between the two rooms. Can I glue the ends together in this area?

I installed this click plank flooring product in two rooms, as a continuous run. It is a floating floor. Between the two rooms is a short narrow corridor about 4 feet wide by 3 feet long. The subfloor ...
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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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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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Would vinyl plank flooring allow liquids to leak through?

I'm looking to replace carpet on an upstairs bedroom and was thinking about going vinyl sheet (12' x whatever I need) to avoid seams. I need to have a hardwood look (requirement from the missus). The ...
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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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Vinyl tile installation over a concrete basement floor with moisture

I would like to put some sort of flooring over part of my basement. Something with the look and simple installation of an interlocking garage tile (example) would fit the bill -- this isn't a living ...
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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