Flooring Vs Subflooring (whatever It Is Called) - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-08-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Flooring vs Subflooring (whatever it is called)


Purchased the home three years ago, it has "wood" looking vinyl through out. Now the material the vinyl is attached to is coming up, you can see the corners of this material. My husband and I have a discussion of what this is called, I believe it is the subflooring and he states it is the flooring. As you can see if we don't know what it is called we can not look up how to fix this problem.
Also, if you have any suggestions on how to help fix this problem it would be deeply appreciated. Since I think it should have been tongue & grooved boards and screwed to joyces prior to the walls being set.
Thank you for any help you may give.

Advertisement

lifeontherun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2008, 09:12 PM   #2
Get out of the box!
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 350
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Flooring vs Subflooring (whatever it is called)


It sounds like a Luann this can release over time if it was not installed properly. Luann is 1/4 underlaymnet that has been advised bythe vinyl manufactures for years, about 5 years ago the vinyl manufactures changed thier postion and started voiding warranties on luan installed product and advised that birch underlayment was the better choice.

This could also just be a plywood subfloor showing its edges because itwas not overlaid with the poper subfloor.
What we call this in the trade is very simply:
"The subfloor is photgraphing"

There is no good fix for this it normally mean itis time to replace the floor.

Advertisement

26yrsinflooring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2008, 03:49 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 886
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Flooring vs Subflooring (whatever it is called)


Sounds like your floor covering is called "Vinyl Plank" 3' long and either 3" or 6" wide. Can be peel & stick or glue down.

subfloor and underlayment have been described very well.

now if you can post a pic of the problem we might be able to help you with repair options.
Big Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2008, 04:03 PM   #4
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,762
Rewards Points: 1,040
Default

Flooring vs Subflooring (whatever it is called)


Pictures would really help.
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
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
How to cut exhisting flooring in the doorway jjpar Flooring 8 10-26-2011 12:01 PM
Flooring vs Subflooring or whatever it is called lifeontherun Flooring 10 07-09-2008 09:14 PM
Hallway Flooring jay1000 Flooring 3 05-30-2006 07:04 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts