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Old 03-22-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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We have recently had vinyl flooring put in our kitchen and the plywood that has been glued onto the concrete sub-strate is 'bubbling up' in places. What course of action needs to be taken to stop it from springing again when the floor gets relaid.

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Old 03-22-2005, 07:46 PM   #2
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There are various reasons this could of happened. moisture could of affected the glue. the concrete possibly could of heaved or moved. or the most probable, the plywood was put down without any room for expansion. I am not sure were the best place for expansion gaps would be (probably outside edges of room). If their is no place for the wood to expand it will buckle under temperature and humidity changes.
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you could have bubbles caused by a bad installation. The installer (OR) contractor often uses the wrong adhesives.. that could be tested and you can find out
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Gluing plywood to a concrete subfloor is a bad idea in the first place. The vinyl should be installed directly on the concrete.
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Why is the plywood there?
There is no need for it and you shouldn't expect it to stay glued to a concrete substrate.

Remove everything and start over. This time...install the vinyl directly to the concrete.
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