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Old 11-04-2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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Still trying to decide on a flooring for the kitchen/bathrooms. Saw samples of an Armstrong product that looked fairly nice. It was pretty thick for a vinyl and goes down with no glue. Comes in 12' width. Any obvious downsides to this product that it wouldnt hurt for me to know about? I am going to have a few seams, but mostly in areas that arent so seen. I think this is one flooring that I may be able to handle myself. Laying on top of existing vinyl.

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Old 11-04-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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Install correctly and all is well.
Good product that will perform as good as any other type Vinyl.

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I've been told use full spread glue over plywood(above grade areas)

Concrete application can be laid out w/o adhesives
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I've been told use full spread glue over plywood(above grade areas)

Concrete application can be laid out w/o adhesives
We will be laying on top of existing vinyl. I think Armstrong advises using double sided tape at seams and areas where heavy items will be in place.
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We will be laying on top of existing vinyl. I think Armstrong advises using double sided tape at seams and areas where heavy items will be in place.
I understand, however my Armstrong Rep. told me he has had many claims about heavy furniture(appliances etc) hold the floor from moving (expanding and contracting)
and if not glued you WILL get bubbles if not full spread with adhesive

this is from his mouth to my ears
over concrete double faced tape would be fine
you may encounter problems is you don't use glue over your old vinyl

You can always try, and then if you have issues you can always re glue it

are you using quarter round or taking the baseboards off?
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Im going to hopefully be removing the baseboards. Currently dont have quarter rounds, and hope to not have to add them. Another thing to add, is that all the heavy appliances will not be sitting on the "main piece" of vinyl that covers the majority of the floor. They will be sitting on smaller pieces that will be seamed up against the main piece. Not sure if thats a good or bad thing. Will that most likely cause those seams to seperate because of the weight factor? It may actually be where half the appliance is on the main piece and the back half is on the small piece. Not sure which scenario would be better, sitting half and half, or all on the small piece. So if I used glue, would I need to use it on the entire floor, or could jusr use it in the seamed areas and areas with weight?

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