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Old 12-20-2010, 09:02 AM   #46
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It's incredible that this was posted. Just yesterday, I noticed a huge bubble under the Flexitec flooring that was installed in the kitchen back in the summer. Can't imagine why it bubbled so suddenly as nothing has changed in the kitchen. Either the glue let go or it wasn't glued all over to begin with. Would it help to put a hole in the bubble as one does with wallpaper?? It's probably too late to complain to the company installer.

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:46 AM   #47
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Flexitec bubbles are not usually caused by air. They are usually a result of too small an expansion gap.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:50 AM   #48
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Maggiemay,
How do you like your floor otherwise?

Rusty,
Would poking the bubble with a pin deflate the air pocket?

We did not install our flooring ourselves. A floor guy put it in.

I posted previously that I have 100 SF of flooring to do, but it is 100 sq. yards.
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Maggiemay,
How do you like your floor otherwise?

Rusty,
Would poking the bubble with a pin deflate the air pocket?
Not usually. It is more than likely caused by lack of a proper expansion gap. Or something being moved on it. If it was properly installed, you pull it up and push the bubble out, when you put it back. If it was installed while the adhesive was still wet (it is supposed to dry first) you might try poking the bubble with a pin, but if it was installed wet, the adhesive acts like an epoxy, and the floor loses the avantage of easy removal. Most of the failures are improper installation. And the bubbles can come up several months later when it is improperly installed.
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Rusty,
I am debating between a sheet vinyl and an IVC for a family room, kitchen, etc.

I am looking at products with a 12-15 yr guarantee.

We are empty nesters on a ranch property so there is a lot of tracking in from outdoors, also two Dobies.

Which way would you go for the next flooring?
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If you can afford to do it right and will have it professionally installed, I would go sheet vinyl. If you have to do it yourself, I would use Flexitec.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:14 PM   #52
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Rusty,
I plan to have it installed.

We have a ranch house and I am looking for the most realistic wood flooring I can find in a sheet vinyl.
Because I need 100 square yards, I am thinking of the mid-range pricing, like 12-15 yrs guarantee.

What brands should I be looking at?

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I am not familiar with all the patterns anymore. You will just have to look, all the companies make good products. You can find most of them on-line. Look for Mannington, Armstrong, Congoleum, Domco etc.
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I saw a Congeleum on line in a Timber Oak that looked good. Need to find it in a local store.

Also a Mannington Honey Ohio Oak that was in that range moe rustic look.

Our family room was once a garage with a breezeway inbetween it and the house. There is a lip going from former garage to breezeway space. Would you level that, sort of a ramp, with cement? or put a transition piece of wood and just let it be two different levels? I dont want the flooring to crack. Previous owner carpeted these two spaces.
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I generally like the floor but it never seems to be clean (in the kitchen). The floor was laid over new plywood subfloor and before the new cabinets were put in. I haven't yet put down the new quarter rounds (only been in since July. ha, ha) so don't know about the gap thing. Everything was fine after cabinets were in and appliances put in place. Nothing else changed for the past 6 months - nothing moved around, nothing added. The air bubbles just appeared suddenly 2 weeks ago. Only other thing is that the floor was installed during a very hot summer and the bubbles appeared on a very cold winter day, but the house was air conditioned and heated. So?? Can't figure it out.
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Don't know why the sudden bubbles, but you aren't supposed to put cabinets on top of any IVC vinyl.
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What should I expect to pay for labor to install 100 square yards of sheet flooring?

What does prep work involve?
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What should I expect to pay for labor to install 100 square yards of sheet flooring?

What does prep work involve?
Labor prices vary widely from area to area. As far as prep, any imperfection as small as a grain of sand will show through resilient flooring. So whatever it takes to get it that smooth.
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One guy quoted me $7/SY not including prep work if I bought the material myself.

Another guy told me his labor only for my 100 square yards would run $2100.
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The $7 seems about right. But you need to get a quote on the prep. $2100 for just installing the vinyl is way out of reason IMO.

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