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Philny    Posted 02-17-2017 at 17:54:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Has anyone used or installed vinyl floor planking ? Looking at it for a project.let me know what you thought please

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 02-18-2017 at 11:34:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Question ??? I know "nothing" about the ninyl flooring but a friend has a rental home and his own home that he has used a wood type flooring (Pergo)I think in both with great results so with this in mind why vinyl over a wood type flooring? In our home the kitchen floor (hardwood) is getting beat up because the wife can't hold things too well so we're talking about the Pergo type to go over our floor.I'm sure there is pro's and con's to all flooring but is vinyl a plus,plus?

    steveVa    Posted 02-18-2017 at 10:46:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If you are talking about the snap lock wood look vinyl, I have used it and it works well, but it does not have the real look of true hardwood floors. The product I found that snap locks together and looks the most like reaal oak is made by TrafficMaster. You need to put plastic or rosin paper under it and make sure the joints are completely tight especially at the ends.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 02-19-2017 at 12:53:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Steve,

    Your posting is of high interest to me! I have 16 boxes of this material setting out there to be installed. A small portion will be going over roll vinyl. For the rest I will be removing glued down carpet. From what you wrote I need to put a sliding surface under that portion?

    Thanks,

    Jack

    steveVa    Posted 02-19-2017 at 20:39:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes, you want something even and smooth that will give just a little cushing. 4 mil plastic worked for me.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 02-19-2017 at 20:59:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks!

    Pretty sure I have a roll of that out in the garage. Just made a trip to the farm and forgot to pick my belt sander up! Want it here in case I need to smooth anything.
    Every thing is always in the wrong place!

    Jack

    steveVa    Posted 02-20-2017 at 11:37:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yep if you have 2 places your choice are 50/50... lol. Been there many times...

    Philny    Posted 02-19-2017 at 15:12:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I've watched a lot of videos on different ways and kinds of flooring

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 02-19-2017 at 15:20:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Phil,

    Been working with my hands for 70+ years and had not considered it. Assumed I could lay flooring but this is a new one to me. Maybe I'll just have to find a video on this type.

    Jack

    mthomas    Posted 02-17-2017 at 23:36:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I put down about 900 square feet in my rental basement. It had been years since I laid vinly tile, but from what I remembered of that experience this went really well. It was easy to cut, lay straight and formed well around the depression for the floor drain.

    It seems soft and scratches fairly easily. This may be due to the brand. Others may be more scratch resistant. I do not remember name of the brand I bought.
    If you are working alone, chalk a line, place masking tape along the line, and work on the opposite side of the line from the tape. When that is done, tear up the tape and work the other direction.

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