Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 144
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Flexitec question for Rusty


Hi Rusty,

(Tried to PM you a couple of times, but it didn't seem to go through)

I have read a lot of your posts on Flexitec and see where you have installed quite a bit of it.
I am considering installing it in my entire house.
The house is 24'x48' in size, new construction, and I'm right now at the point of finishing
the drywall.
I'm 67 and have built this house myself on a tight budget in order to sell my current home to have a little more money for retirement (no pension, etc.), thus I'm kind of limiting my floor budget to around $1/sq.ft.

The thinner grades of the Flexitec (5 year warranty) are available locally for $.99/sq.ft.
and that is what I am considering.

My question is this:
The subfloor is 3/4" T&G Avantech. I was wondering if I could just install the Flexitec
directly over the subfloor ?
The subfloor is not completely flat in the sense that it has the indentations of where the screws are slightly recessed, and the 1/8" expansion end gaps between the panels.
It also has had a lot of drywall dust in areas where I was cutting the drywall.

I was thinking that maybe I could fill in the 1/8" expansion gaps and screw recesses with something (what would you suggest ?), damp mop it a couple of times to clean off the drywall dust, and then install the Flexitec directly over the subfloor.

Would that work ?

Or actually, if I damped mopped the drywall dust off, would I really even need to bother
to fill in the gaps/screw recesses, or would they show through the Flexitec ?

Thanks,
Arky

Arky217 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
Pro Flooring Installer
 
rusty baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 3,919
Rewards Points: 2,108
Default

Flexitec question for Rusty


Fill the imperfections with a cementious based floor filler, then clean the floor and install the vinyl.

__________________
The ads in my post are there without my permission. I do not endorse any of the products.
Semi-Retired Installer
Installing since 1973
rusty baker is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to rusty baker For This Useful Post:
Arky217 (10-08-2012)
Old 10-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Flexitec question for Rusty


I installed Flexitec white and black flooring in our bathroom, and I am surprised and chagrinned at how dingy the flooring has gotten the space of 10 months. I have tried ammonia, vinegar, and bleach (not at the same time) and use tracking mats over 1/2 of the area. However, between the mats the flooring looks old and used, in this short time.

Does anyone have suggestions or recommendations. I tried to contact the Flexitec customer service email system and never got a response.

Thanks!
sarahtim1852 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 04:59 AM   #4
Doer of Many Things
 
poppameth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Staunton, VA
Posts: 1,172
Rewards Points: 514
Default

Flexitec question for Rusty


Had any asphalt work done around the house lately? Sealed the driveway or paved the street? Flexitec is unfortunately one of the worst vinyls I've ever seen for asphalt pickup. Just a possibility. Then have no warranty concerning asphalt either.
__________________
Darkling Designs
poppameth is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DRIcore question trailblazer1229 Flooring 0 02-24-2010 09:25 AM
3 Phase meter socket question a320200 Electrical 4 12-11-2009 12:45 AM
An unasked question is the only dumb question jackie treehorn Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 1 09-20-2009 08:24 PM
A question about water preassure. reasonforseason Plumbing 5 04-14-2009 04:36 PM
Basement Renovation Question KUIPORNG Remodeling 234 08-26-2008 08:19 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.