I called floor and decor and talked to the manager who said they he would email me a claim form. He never sent it. At this point I am ready to glue these planks.
But I highly recommend to anyone looking to install LVP, to wait until they have perfected it. I have read numerous sites where separation and failure is a common problem. I find it interesting that the flooring industry promotes a product that consistently fails consumers.
Having the same issue. Did gluing help with the separation at the joints? Hey, I am in the same boat as you.
I hate these floors. I thought I was getting good quality. That is NOT the case. I have two small kids and whatever they do will scratch the floor. We put furniture pads under everthing but the floors still dent to the weight of the furniture. I regret the purchase. In addition, I can see every toe and foot print on the floors. I have used the Bona cleaner as recommended, but I am curious if I should be using something else.
I plan to do a REAL blog post to share how horrible they are with people. I am looking into the NuCore Rigidcore Deerfield hickory. We had NuCore flooring installed by our contractor after he convinced us it was the best option during our remodel. BIG mistake. Like others, planks are popping up. We also have strange smell musty coming from floors no matter how often they are cleaned.
We have large dog so they are scratched like crazy. We were assured this was not going to happen. Now trying to get contractor out to at least fix the planks that are popping up is near impossible. And I can feel uneven areas if I walk barefoot. I wish like crazy I would have listened to the voice in my head saying not to get these during our renovation! When we go to sell our house in the future these floors will hurt us.
If you have a problem with NuCore, why not provide all of the relevant details instead of just sounding off about your bad experience. What NuCore product did you use? What type of subfloor did you install it over? If you say you will follow up later with an update — then do so. To further clarify what I am driving at, if I say I bought a car made by some well known manufacturer Ford, Toyota, etcand it is a piece of junk — that is not useful at all. Because all car manufacturers typically make reasonably good cars, but sometimes some have problems.
When they have problems, it is not all of their cars that have problems, but usually a specific model, possibly with certain features. The same applies to flooring, or TVs, or whatever else you are buying. Additionally, I had numerous issues: 1. Pink paper builder put down, got wet and turned flooring PINK.
Could not clean with anything. Had to replace these pieces. A lot of pieces warped by sliding door which gets full sun. Scratches and potted 4. If it is mft fault they will pay, but I can guarantee they will blame installers. Thank you for posting this….
Sorry you had this bad experience. I am hoping you can save me from the same. Can you tell me if a 6 mil vapor barrier was installed on top of the concrete before laying down the underlayment and flooring?
Also, did this ever get resolved for you? NOT happy about it. Thank you. No matter what you do or use, it never looks clean. It always looks streaky. I hate this floor!!!!! I agree! Do not buy this product! Its the worst! The floors do not look clean regardless of what you have purchased. I regret going with this floor. It was a waist of money. Its awful. I also was talked into using NuCore by Floor and Decor.
We have had this flooring less than one year and the sheen is gone, the flooring has already started to fail at the seams. And unfortunately, there is not enough reviews to assist people in making a decision. I was pro NuCore until the flooring started to look terrible. It cost me thousands of dollars and I regret every dollar I spent as I am planning to sell my house. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of NuCore. I have the same problem.
After 6 months, my floor looks terrible. It is completely scratched up and dented everywhere. I have furniture pads under all of my furniture so that the scratching is minimized. I am even getting scratches under my area rugs. I filed a claim with Floor and Decor and their answer was basically, sorry, scratches are not covered.
I get that there is some wear and tear expected, but this is ridiculous. I had an inexpensive laminate floor for 10 years that performed far better than this.
The house we just bought last year had Nucor put in the whole house in It was put over cement slab. It already had a few deep scratches in it from the previous owner moving out I suppose. The slab was uneven and not prepped properly before putting the new cord down but did not seem to make any difference we had to replace a few boards due to a leak that was not terribly difficult we did it ourselves.
My only problem with the floor is it Has lost it shine and Bona cleaner is not giving the shine back. Manufacturers say not so use wax or oil based cleaners. After mopping twice with Bona and water because we had popcorn scraped off the ceilings the floor still looks hazy.
I used Pledge and it looks much better. It helped a lot. Can you use fabuloso on these floors? I have some sticky tape residue on my floor from the installer what can I use to take that off? Sharon Merritt. I decided to remodel my condo which had some laminate installed already and was very satisfied. So decided to purchase nucore. Concrete was leveled this time since salesman said If not warranty would be voided. Removed flooring, threw in trash bought lifeproof. Very happy.
Do not waste your money on this product. Since I was paying about double the price as previous flooring. I was expecting it to be a superior product. The salesman went on and on about how great it was. I hired a professional flooring contractor to install, contractor was not happy with product kept. Thank you for posting this and keeping me from making a BIG mistake! Sounds like they are horrible and they keep pushing this floor!
You bought adollar house,and bought one of the most important items for your home at floor and decor? Why would you go to a outlet who does not install,does not lable their boxes as to indoor air quality,and is notorious for blaming installation for product failure?
Why would you bypass a store who sells and installs flooring that has a top rated history in the flooring business? Was the savings worth the do over? Every flooring store wishes it could just sell flooring to the consumer then wash their hands of any responsibility. It simply is not reality-based. It order to operate in this manner you have to careless about the consumer and have passed responsibility for selling cheap products to your customers.
Joshua Sherrill — I have to say, that was the first question that popped into my head as well. And to install it throughout the house, including all the high-wear and public areas, and not just in some out-of-the-way Double Zero (3) - Move Up (Vinyl) where you could reasonable sacrifice the high-end stuff for basic?
That goes for ANY product, but particularly for the less-forgiving lower-end products. Nucore sucks. I spent thousands on the plank flooring with grout and it is awful. I had these floors professionally installed 2 months ago over sqft. The floor is squeaking and the grout lines are popping out all over the place. If you drop anything on the floor and it hits the grout line, it stains.
I dropped a potato chip and it stained the grout line. I had initial hesitation but loved the pattern so much that I went with it. I wish I would have seen this sooner. I would venture to say we have the same style flooring. We absolutely love style and pattern but the staining of the grout line is definitely a problem. I spent thousands of dollars on a floor for my basement.
I was assured that it was waterproof. Recently we got water when a pipe broke. We immediately pulled up the floor as instructed and let the floor dry. We started getting mold on some of the boards before we put them back down.
I was told by the manufacturer that while the boards are waterproof, they are not flood proof. This was not a flood. The boards were pulled up immediately when they got wet.
It has taken two months to get this response from the manufacturer. Every step of the way has been completely and utterly frustrating. I have had to call repeatedly and email repeatedly to get anyone to respond. I think they give you the run around hoping you will eventually just drop the claim and repurchase. As a professional flooring installer with 19 years of experience, this is the first time I have installed NuCore flooring. The installation was for a commercial application — a clubhouse for a small homeowners association.
Manufacturers recommendations were followed and installed over a plywood sub-floor that required no vapor barrier. The installation was performed in January of this year I received a call back in September nine months later and was surprised how much of the flooring had separated at the butt joints and is now lifting up at the seams. This floor will require complete replacement. Approximately square feet. I will be in contact with Floor and Decor to see what the manufacturer will reimburse or replace.
Very disappointed in this product. I am freaking out over all of these comments about how bad this floor is…. They sure push this flooring! NuCore sells crappy product. Trying to find out what type of furniture castors I need to buy.
Can I put my rubber backed rugs on this flooring without a problem? The wear layer is listed under specs. I have used Nucore Windsong with no problems. Cork back.
We plan to install Nucore 6. Any insights as to the type of underlayment to purchase? Will a plain moisture barrier suffice?
Or, should we get a premium underlayment to increase warmth and to soften the floor? Double Zero (3) - Move Up (Vinyl) live in Illinois, so it gets very cold in the winter. What did you decide to do? The later is appealing because it says if helps with minor subfloor imperfections.
I just purchased the Nucore Performance and in the instructions it says that the Sentinel plus underlayment is necessary to not void warranty. Regarding the waterproofing capabilities, I had some scrap pieces left outdoors on the front patio.
Aside from slight bending, they held up pretty good against rain. I even dusted off a couple of pieces and used it in phase 2. The 2 rooms in phase 2 have concrete sub-floors, which in general are flat in very good condition, and everything went pretty smooth. One of the rooms has sunlight come in thought a sliding door for most of the year. Time will tell if the color on the planks will hold up.
My experience with the installation is that these Luxury Vinyl Planks do need to be handled with care, as others have pointed out. But as I previously mentioned, these LVPs cut like butter and installation was really a breeze. For most of the short cuts in phase 2, I simply used a utility knife.
Cut a few times and it snaps in half along the cut line. Just had sf of Cheyenne installed in AZ. The color is good, and I wanted something with some texture after removing a very slick laminate. However, this is WAY too much texture.
It looks dirty even after being cleaned, as both sweeping and damp mopping leave residue in the grooves. Dust mop is worthless, and have to go with vacuum to clean up pet hair from 1 cat, as it catches on the rough surface. There is a product called Quick Shine. It works beautifully. Shines and seals. Can be found on Amazon or at Home Depot.
Reapply every few months. When I install any type of flooring I take photos of the surface the rolls of poly vapor barrier, the tape used to join the poly sheets, the amount of overlay between the poly, and everything mentioned in the installation guide. When the floor is complete i burn a CD for the customer and walk them through all the photos and how the install is done to the tee. If you have a floor installed ask the installer to take photos of everything possible, box lotstore receipt, salespersons name, storeand all original product packaging required to match the install instructions.
I even take pics of removing old flooring and prep. If the product requires acclimation be creative. The response you get from the installer will tell you how confident they are. You can never have too many pics. Good luck. I purchased this product and had this JUNK product installed throughout my home. And immediately after installation there were indentations everywhere from my furniture!!!!
If you sat in the dining room chair indentations were left on my floor. My twin bed in the guest room left marks without having anyone sleep in it. The report came back saying there were no defects in the product and blamed my installer.
Tell me how a flooring with divots in it is the cause of an installer?!? Additionally they said my furniture had no protectors. Excuse me but am I supposed to put furniture protectors on every single piece of furniture in my home?!? Absolutely absurd to expect this from a consumer.
I get a phone call from the manufacturer which is based out of FL and the woman on the phone is absolutely rude and not understanding whatsoever.
WTF, you really think this is going to fix my problem… by giving me more of the crap to put in my home?!?
Sure you will get a positive review from time to time but in my opinion this product deserves more negative review than positive. TRUST me on this. Spend the money and buy a better quality laminate than this, you will thank me later. I would post pictures if I could. I bought spalted black walnut 6. About 4 months I finished installing it in my kitchen and family room.
The problem is there are spots on the floor that will not clean no matter what I use they are still there. I have three more rooms to do but I feel this product does not stand up to the durability it represents. Regards, Nancy. Can I ask the specs of your flooring? Plank thickness and wear layer? I would like to purchase this flooring, but I would like to know if it was installed professionally or DIY from YouTube. A compound's empirical formula is a very simple type of chemical formula. However, this does not determine the kind of molecule uniquely — dimethyl ether has the same ratios as ethanol, for instance.
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New York: McGraw Hill. We do not do installs ourselves, but knowing the product, it does need a completely level subfloor to go over or it will have way too much flex. An experienced installer would know this to be true. We had a shaw vinyl plank floor professionally installed over a ceramic tile floor. It began to come up in a couple of months. A rep from shaw said it was installation mistake and we had no claim. We have removed the floor and got another installer,s opinion.
He agreed that the skim coat was not done well and the tile lines were not level enough. He wants to put another skim coat on and lay vinyl planks again. My question is have you ever laid over ceramic tile successfully? Should we trust to try it again? Hey Colleen, that is a great question and one that we get a lot.
Cork is not the best noise reducer in the world, but unfortunately you are not able to double up on more padding. Cork has a basic STC rating but they will still hear sounds regardless of how much padding there ends up being. Im cosidring putting vinyl plank in my 2nd floor condo The product im considering is coretec and it has a cirk backing. I have 2 bug dogs and am concerned about the noise my neighbor below mw might hear.
Is the cork backing enough soundproofing or do i need to another layer of something else ro ensure i wint have issues with my neighbor below? Hey Sue, thank you so much for reaching out and we hope what you may learn here will help you as well as your mother. IF you would like to put a rug down, you definitely can, but first you will want to go to a local store and buy a mesh foam, such as one you would put in a cabinet to keep glasses in place.
By putting a mesh such as that, you will protect your floor as well as keep the rug from moving. I hope this is able to help you, and please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions! She does not like the slipperyness of the flooring and wants to put down area rugs but I have been advised not to do so as she will trip over them. I do have a large area rug down and several throw rugs as the flooring is much colder than the carpeting.
Is there anyway to secure the large area rug without ruining the new flooring? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Hey Anne! Thank you so much for reaching out! If you plan on using a rug on your vinyl plank flooring, we would highly recommend using a mesh padding to go underneath, so no residue or discoloring will effect your floor.
Please let us know if you have any other questions! I am wanting to make sure that the rug pads I use with my new vinyl plank flooring are safe and do not discolor. Please advice. Hi Caren, thanks for reaching out. How are you cleaning your vinyl plank flooring?
We recommend using dish soap, and a water and vinegar solution. That should help remove some build up that might be making your floor look streaky and blotchy. We had a light color, vinyl plank flooring put in our entry, kitchen, dining area and patio room about a year ago. It shows everything, and is streaky and blotchy after mopping. Basically it never looks clean even when it is. Is there anything that can be done to correct this problem?
Does anyone else have this problem? Hi Rossana, thanks for reaching out. We are sorry to hear about the troubles in your building! However, if there is constant flooding and water, you run the risk of water getting under the flooring, and sitting beneath the surface.
This can cause mold, mildew, and other issues. Ceramic tile may be your best bet in this situation, since no moisture can be trapped beneath the surface. Hi, I live in a building with 11 floors and rugs in the halls areas, but they are always dirty because sometimes the water heaters and air conditioners got broken and the water goes to these hallways, causing damage to the rugs dirty.
So I need to know if you highly recommend the Vinyl Plank for these areas instead of tile? Thanks for your comment, Steve. Yes, the great thing about floors that are locked together is that they can be easily taken apart and reinstalled in the case of damage.
You would have to uninstall the flooring all the way to the plank with damage, pull out the plank, and reinstall. Hi Michele, thanks for reaching out. Generally speaking, you can go ahead and install vinyl or laminate directly on top of the tile. When installing a floating floor, it is important to have a flat and smooth surface. Please give Double Zero (3) - Move Up (Vinyl) a call if you have any further questions.
You say it is bery easy to re-install a new plank if one is damaged. Does that include the interlocking kind of planks if one gets damaged in the middle of the floor? My daughter just purchased a townhouse in Arizona. Saltillo Tile throughout including the baseboards believe it is original We really do not want to remove the Saltillo tile flooring because of the mess and the cost. We plan on removing the tile from the baseboards and are hoping it is an option to lay the vinyl floor planks on the top of the Saltillo.
Is this a viable option if we use one the the thicker vinyl planks? Or would using laminate over the tile be a better option? Thank you, Michele. Hi Nancy, great question! We would recommend going with a square edge vinyl in your case. With a square edge, you should have a very tight edge seal that will prevent any accidents leaking under the tiles. If you do have a gap for whatever reason, it is very possible and could potentially cause mold or mildew beneath the planks.
As far as resistance goes, it is scratch resistant, but you will need to put furniture pads beneath legs. You will want to move the fridge back onto the vinyl with cardboard under it to avoid damage.
Scratches can happen if sharp and heavy objects are pushed on it. Lastly, you will want to stick with floor matts that are natural fibers. Rubber mats and synthetic materials have been known to yellow the floor. Let us know if you have any additional questions! Yes, vinyl plank flooring is a great option for any space.
Vinyl does have a DIY installation, but for hiring a contractor, we usually recommend asking family, friends or neighbors. Let us know if we can help you find any vinyl flooring. Do you have any tips for hiring a great flooring contractor in my area? A friend told me of vinyl plank flooring — I have right now 3 full grown standard poodles and 1 bichon frise pup. I have no kids, my dogs are my family. Next year i will have a flock of poodle pups, am keeping 1 and and will be getting a playmate Bichon — so all in all, i will have 6 dogs — are the vinyl planks durable and resistant to scratches.
Last question, does the floor stain or yellow if placing a matt — current flooring was white but is now patchy which is why i shuffle the furniture as i do. Looking forward to your response. Hi Dave! As you may already know, floating floors expand and contract with temperature changes. In cold temperatures, your floor will contract.
It is extremely important to warm up the building very gradually. Any sudden changes in temperature will cause your floor to expand, and this could lead to buckling and other damage. When installing, it is important to leave an expansion gap around the perimeter of the room to allow your floor to float.
We would recommend a stone plastic composite SPC vinyl, as it is more rigid and has a resilient core layer. We want to install a glue down vinyl floor in the basement.
We live in a cold weather state. Will temps of 55 or 60 degrees when we are gone or we turn down the temp at night affect the glued down vinyl floor? Hi Celina, thanks for your question! If your vinyl gets a scratch or rip in the surface, there are some floor repair kits you can get at your local home improvement store. If it happens to Double Zero (3) - Move Up (Vinyl) something larger, it is very easy to re-install a new plank if it comes to that.
I was looking to install vinyl in my kitchen with grand kids and pets it will take a beating. My question is can you repair a tear if it happens to get one? Hi Carol, can you explain a little more?
If you have edges that may not be square, a glue down vinyl may be your best bet. I want to install vinyl planking in my camper but have slides that may flex a little will it be a problem? Hi Faith, thanks for reaching out. Bona is one of the big brands in the industry, however, we have never personally tested it here.
If it specifies that it is made for vinyl flooring, then it should be fine! Also, test it in a small part of your flooring before you use it completely. Try to avoid products with waxes and conditioners.
For mops, we always recommend a micofiber option. If you have any other questions, let us know! I also have this problem as the lady mentioned about my vinyl flooring being dull and no shine and showing footsteps. Of course I read your answer but I noticed a lot of vinyl sites have suggested using Bona for vinyl and tile floors. What do you think about this and will it help give it a shine? I bought the Smart Core Ultra.
I have not seen it mentioned in any of the top vinyl sites. What do you think about this flooring? I sure hope I did not make the wrong decision as they just finished laying the vinyl and some tile floors yesterday. I need to clean this floor ASAP as they are delivering my new living room furniture in the morning. Also is there a certain kind of mop that is better than another on cleaning vinyl and porcelain floors?
Hi Nick, thanks for reaching out. We generally only sell click vinyl, due to the ease of installation and high quality make of the planks. You can also add underlayment under click vinyls. If you do a glue down vinyl, you cannot have an underlayment. We would recommend doing a laminate or click vinyl for a sophisticated look in your home. Vinyl will give you the waterproof confidence.
Hello, Due to the condition, square footage, and budget of our hardwood floors we are looking at cost effective ways to re-do our entire first floor with the same product through out our home. Glue down vinyl strip flooring seems like a very cost effective option. Is this recommended? I am thinking of putting down an underlayment to reduce noise then screwing down very thin plywood or paneling providing a uniform flat surface before gluing down the vinyl.
Though too is if we or the next owner what to change it, removal will be easier than gluing directly to hardwood. Thanks for your advice. All of our vinyls are Phthalate free as well! Thank you Alana, This is a very useful information you provided. Hi Adnan, thanks for your question! Tile is going to be a hard, cold surface with uneven surface with the grout lines. Grout also usually discolors and can crack, so it requires some maintenance.
You will also need to pay for professional installation when it comes to tile. With a vinyl, you can buy vinyl with attached cushion or add it for a softer feel on foot. This will be one floating floor with a DIY installation and be a smooth surface from plank to plank. This is also a waterproof floor. Vinyl is a great option for your kitchen and living room. Vinyl also has very low emission ratings, so this should pose no issue with allergies and asthma.
Like any surface, if water is trapped, mold does have a potential to grow. This is very rare, and only happens if there was some type of leak underneath the panels. We highly recommend this type of flooring for ease of maintenance, look and durability. If you have any additional questions, feel free to give us a call at to discuss further. Hello, We are buying a new home and they are going to start construction. We are confused for our first floor flooring, either go with tiles or Vinyl.
We have 3 kids 12, 10, 4 no pets and some heavy furniture. My wife and my son has Ashtma issues and allergies. Is Vinyl a good option to have in thr Living room and kitchen?
I also wanted to know if this is Mold free or not. Please help me to choose. Hi Augusta, I am sorry to hear about the problems you have with your vinyl! This is an unusual case, as many vinyls have no odor or emissions of any chemicals. Has it smelled the entire time you have had it installed? Did your installer do anything to fix the planks? If the smell is effecting your health, we would recommend repairing it! Hi Nam, thanks for the question!
Yes, we would definitely recommend vinyl. It is durable, waterproof and looks beautiful. I just wanted to say. We put luxury vinyl planks in our dining room and kitchen.
It looked good then I noticed edges slightly called the installer an they came out. He took pictures. And said it was a meager problem. Well they said the manufacture would not work with him. He had me sign a paper to say I would not sue and settle like that. Then I was saying when I come in the door it smelled like fingernail polish. Now from January to July My husband and I are coughing all the time. It has to be the floor. I wish we would have done our home work first.
Now ages 68 and 66 with limited income and stuck with a bad floor and chronic coughs. The end of a couple of my vinyl planks has turned up a little. Would it work if I heated this and sat something heavy on it?
Hi Fritz! Yes, you will want to glue the vinyl planks to the stairs. Just use a stairnose molding to cap it! Great information resource! Can yo use vinyl planks on stairs with a bullnose so that it matches the rest of your flooring. I suspect it would be best to glue or nail the vinyl down so that it would not move on the steps.
What would you advise? Hi Deb, thanks for your question. They should not impact the flooring. If you have any questions on a specific vinyl product or need help finding a floor, let us know! I am looking at vinyl plank flooring for a lower level which has some auxiliary baseboard electric heating units.
Will the use of these impact the flooring? Hi Kyle, all of our vinyls are phthalate-free! Hi Don, thanks for reaching out! We are looking at vinyl planking for our cabin. Over the winter we leave the building unheated in average temps of minus 10 celsus. Is it a good choice for this application.
Hi Barbara, thanks for your comment. Here at Bestlaminate, safety for our customers and families is a top priority. All the vinyl floors we carry are considered safe for all household use, are CARB compliant, and should not be a concern with your lung issues. Vinyl plank flooring is a very durable, low maintenance and stylish option for a healthy household. Please let us know if you have any other concerns!
I read that vinyl flooring gives off gases. I have lung issues, should I use a different flooring? Hi Kathy, thanks for your comment. Vinyl is a great option for your project! It is durable, waterproof and is available in many natural wood styles that would look great in a barn.
You can order free samples on our website to see what color and style you like the most! Is that a good idea? Will it work? Hi Desperry, great question! Vinyl will hold up under these appliances and will be waterproof in case any leaks happen.
It is a softer material, so denting is possible with some heavier objects depending on the vinyl you select. Can vinyl flooring be installed under a water heater, washer and dryer, and a toilet without being damaged? Hi Terry, thank you for your comment. We recommend cleaning vinyl flooring with a water and white vinegar solution. Vinegar is a disinfectant and a natural, chemical-free way to remove dirt and grime.
Simply mix a gallon of water with one cup of vinegar, and use a damp mop to clean your floor. If you have a heavily soiled area, you can combine some dish soap with the white vinegar. Please let us know if you have any other ques tons! Best of luck. Hi Connie, thank you for reaching out! Vinyl is a great flooring option that is low maintenance, easy to install, waterproof and beautiful!
Heavy furniture should be equipped with suitable non-staining, wide-bearing caster or protectors, and carried in and placed in the final position. Felt protectors are recommended for table and chair legs to help prevent scratching, and we advise against dragging furniture across your floor if possible to prevent scratching and damaging the surface of your floor. Hi Kelly, thank you for your comment.
We recommend you visit the manufacturers website for product details and customer reviews. If you are looking for a vinyl flooring, we can recommend many options! Thanks, Kelly. We are considering vinyl plank flooring throughout the house.
I am concerned about heavy furniture denting the vinyl. Also the mfg recommends lifting and carrying furniture, not dragging or pulling, across the vinyl. Some of our furniture is way too heavy for us seniors to be lifting and carrying. Will dragging a dining room table or chair rip or tear the vinyl? I have luxury vinyl in my new home and it is a little dull with no shine.
It shows all the foot prints when people walk in. Amy suggestions? Hi MJ — Armstrong is the leader in this area. They have a program called On and On recycling where they will ship bins to your house to place material in and will arrange for the pick up of your bins, free of charge. Since we typically sell all of our materials, we do not use a vinyl recycling company exclusively. I hope this helps clarify where we stand.
In the industry, we see most people simply throw their flooring away, but there are some manufacturers that will help get them recycled! Where and when? What a bunch of bologna!
It costs a fortune to ship to the manufacturer for recycle and they do not help with the cost whatsoever. Just tell it like it is for a change.
It it a horrible mix of toxic materials that cannot be recycled by anyone other than the manufacturer if they chose to do so, which most if not all do not. I would be curious to know exactly where you guy do your recycling as it is a pretty big job, not anywhere near as easy as you imply. I do not expect you would post this but it would be nice if you would be more forward about the actual ramifications of using vinyl flooring products.
They are flooding the market before the kinks are work out, of which there are too many to list and go on about here. I am very familiar with the industry and like to believe I know a little something this subject.
Thanks for your time! Hi Kay, thanks for the question. We would recommend looking at the manufacturer installation instructions to see what it recommends for expansion gaps. Frankly i dont know which of the 2. The floor comes with an attached sound underlayment. Hi Ruth — You are absolutely correct. In our article, we do not mean that vinyl planks can be recycled with your regular recyclables that you would place on your curb. We mean that you can contact the manufacturer of your flooring to recycle it.
They will break your old vinyl flooring down and use the processes materials to create new vinyl flooring. Sometimes they will even come pick the flooring up for you, making the process even easier! Environmental impacts of vinyl planks — toxic materials used in manufacturing the planks, and non-toxic glues available.
Please share it with your other floor expert friends for the latest flooring related information! Hi Craig — Yes, your vinyl flooring could be affected if left in any area that is not temperature controlled. Will it hurt the vinyl plank if left in a park model over a hot Arizona summer and no air conditioning on? We winter down south but turn all power off for the summer- it can get to degrees…. Hi Yvan, thanks for the question. If it is a standard, UL electric home heater, you should have no issue with the vinyl being underneath it.
Direct heat can make it softer and more pliable, but it will not cause any issues. Let us know if you have any other questions! Hello, Going to replace the bathroom floor. Leanning toward Vynil flooring because of the look and water resistance. In my case the vynil plank will go under a electric heater. Will That be an issue. Hi Bonnie — You should install your cabinets first and then install your vinyl click floors.
Kitchen cabinets are too heavy to sit on top of vinyl flooring and will restrict the expansion and contraction needed. Be sure to leave the proper expansion gap around the base of the cabinets!
If you have any further questions, please reply to this comment! I totally gutted my old kitchen. Should I put the kitchen cabinets on top of the vinyl click floor. If you are asking if you can put ceramic tile over OSB sub flooring, however, I am sorry but I cannot assist you. We are a laminate, vinyl, and hardwood company and do not sell any ceramic tiles, so I do not know much about how this type of flooring is installed.
If you have any questions about laminate, vinyl, or hardwood flooring — email us at support bestlaminate. Hi Troy, thanks for the question.
We do not recommend using vinyl flooring as tile in the shower. Although the planks are waterproof, these planks should only be used as flooring. The vinyl warranties will also be voided if used in this fashion. Best of luck with your project! Hi Nikki — The salt water tank should not cause any issues if your floor is installed with the proper expansion gaps and with appropriate expansion moldings. We would recommend putting felt pads on the bottom of your tank stand to prevent any denting that could occur from the constant pressure on the laminate.
There are so many different styles of non-permanent kitchen islands that I would need more information to give you the best answer on how to install your floor. Please email us at support bestlaminate. We have a srq foot room we are laying this in. We also have a 50 gallon salt water tank. Will the weight cause issues? Hi Shannon! You could absolutely use vinyl planks as an accent in a shower niche.
We would recommend making sure to glue it down very securely to the wall with a waterproof adhesive so the vinyl will not peel away from the wall. Be sure to grout the edges as well, so water does not get behind the planks and damage the area behind your shower niche. Good luck on the installation! Hi Elisabeth! Great question. With any flooring, you will always want to have a stable, and level subfloor.
If you are looking to install a floating vinyl floor click together installationyou would need to repair your current flooring.
The easiest option would probably be to add a plywood subfloor on top of your current floors for an even, and structurally level surface. You will want to make sure the subfloor is not moving or unable to support your floating floors. Other options would be to sand the flooring until it is even. A strong subfloor will be important for any type of flooring installation. Feel free to give us a call to discuss your home and flooring needs further!
Our number is Can you use click together Vinyl plank flooring as an accent piece in a shower i. Would the installation vertically on the back of the niche affect the waterproof qualities of the product?
We have a year old house, so the floors are not even. There is a significant hump. Would the vinyl planks be a good option for these floors? Hi George — Excellent question! Vinyl flooring is a perfect floor for a basement installation on a concrete subfloor, so long as your subfloor has been properly prepared. With that being said, vinyl flooring can fluctuate in temperature, but you can combat this by adding an LVT underlayment, such as Floor Muffler LVT to help keep your vinyl cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
I hope this helps answer your question! Please feel free to contact us at support bestlaminate. Vinyl is definitely a good option if you need water resistant properties for your flooring! You can see our selection of vinyl flooring on our website! Let us know if your brother needs any help in choosing a vinyl that works for him! My brother recently moved into an older home with his family. Pingback: disadvantages of vinyl plank flooring — QBXS. Your email address will not be published. We hope to make your home remodeling and maintaining a more positive experience.
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