Click Vinyl Installation
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Hi, yes, it can be installed over hardwood if it is exactly one level (planar). I made it in my living room directly on a woode parquet flooring.
Question: I had a home remodel two years ago and all baseboards were replaced (which was quite expensive). I now want to replace all carpeting with either luxury vinyl or laminate flooring. My contractor said baseboards must be remove and replaced with new because they will likely be damaged during removal. Can new flooring be installed without tearing out existing baseboards and still achieve a professional look?
Like most of the videos on Youtube, this one is just to give an idea of installation. Many potential difficult spots are ignored: like, what about the door jamb? was it undercut? What did you do at the doorway entrance? what about centering the planks so there is not a 2 inch strip on the opposite wall? How your measuring and cutting was glossed over very quickly. Its the little details that usually make or break these DIY jobs.
I am planning to place PVC click flooring over an existing vinyl floor in a medical office –like the one depicted in the video. Anyone for sealing up the seams with grout or sealing with polyurethane afterwards for increased durability? Do you recommend any commercial grade brands? Thank you!
if putting over concrete flooring don’t you have to put some kind of plastic or barrier between the concrete floor and the flooring? I’m thinking because of moisture?
What LVP did you use for this? is this tranquility XD Edgewater oak?
Whats the advantage of these vinyl planks over the traditional ones apart from the easy installation?
Not the best way! It will carry a lot of problems.
Installing vinyl is time consuming task, requires lot of patience’s. Very well demonstrated video showing step by step procedure of vinyl installation.
You would not believe how many videos I have seen where they do not remove the baseboards first and just start laying at the baseboard.
It was easier for me to glue down vinyl planks than these click lvt floors.
Back breaking work, however I missed a few steps, like the spacers and I’ll use a pull bar next time.
I will NOT listen to anyone trying to sell me something that MUST make my floor shake!
can this flooring be installed directly over hardwood and also can it be installed directly over ceramic tiles?
Damn, If i wanted to listen to music i would go to the music channel
“You can install over almost any type of flooring as long as it is level with no gaps or spaces. ” This makes no sense…
great job! thank you for sharing
actualy,you dont have to start taking of baseboards to install these and many other types of resiliant flooring as long as its kept running straight and true.cove base….different story.installing locking planks now in several new apartments and we most definately are not going in and start tearing off new baseboards.lil thing that you call quarter round.u can paint,stain,about any look u want to match up.plus saves ton of time,work,and mostly,the customers money.just b sure cut your door jambs,and leave space around the wall or……baseboards….according to manufactures specs.anyways,i can definately see where n why u see so many installers not ripping base of wall.its ok if thats what u n customer decide,but definately not always needed.
I seem to have a few ‘squeaks’ in the floor, so I believe I should screw through the original vinyl floor first, before planking? I’ve got to lay planks alongside a bathtub (lengthwise) and believe it would be difficult to leave a gap, so I wonder if I should leave a little more gap on the far side of the room? Room is under 7′ across.
can you Polish lvp to make them more shiny?
Wow new vinyl floor and you put back same old cove base ?
how cheap !
Very nice. Thank you.
It doesn’t seem logical to lay over existing floors. Not only is it a pain in the ass for the next guy but your underfloor isn’t 100% waterproof is it? So what happens when the covered up floor starts peeling up?
Thanks! You guys make it look so fast and easy. Love the whimsical music.
It that Armstrong vinyl plank?? what color is that??
Thank you so much – this was so helpful. It would have been good to see how to cut around a door frame, etc / irregular cuts – BUT I appreciate this is for information only and I do truly appreciate your advice. Thank you x
You can install over almost any type of flooring as long as it is level with no gaps or spaces.
Why spacers? Why no baseboard, just flimsy (ugly) vinyl replaced as before? I thought the thing keeping a floating floor in place regardless of roughousing, furniture sliding, etc., was the positive tension created by EXACT fit between baseboards, so non-glued flooring can’t slide, or double-sided adhesive as one manufacturer is touting. What holds YOUR vinyl strips down when a fridge / piano with a broken wheel is pushed up against a wall, or kids run and stop near a wall, doing a relay race, etc., etc?
“the pattern is a bit repetitive isnt it? id go for karndean myself…” For $1.99 a sq ft its not bad. Karndean is quite a bit more spendy…………………………..
really it is very nice
can this material be laid down in a herringbone pattern?
My floor is currently covered with tile look-alike vinyl, with minimal undulations – ie: to look as if its grouted tiles. How smooth does the floor need to be? The vinyl is glued directly to concrete.
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