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Old 11-05-2014, 08:55 PM   #16
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If you are not familiar with these products then fine, you can't help with my original question.
We are familiar with these products, that's why we think it's a bad idea.
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We are familiar with these products, that's why we think it's a bad idea.
But why and which brands gave trouble...this stuff is available from $1.99 / sqft to $6+...so I am sure that some are better than others? There are cost concerns with this project and as a result not many options. Of course I would love to have solid hardwoods installed, sanded flat and finished onsite but I can't afford it.

I get it, you guys don't like LVP and say it is terrible. Please tell me why.
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You will need to install underlayment grade plywood on every inch of the subfloor(not luan) and that will be expensive. It looks cheap and has the lifespan of a house fly. After 40 years in the business, I can tell you, the most vulnerable part of any vinyl flooring is the seams. Look how many seams you will have.
Yes, you can install it, but the odds are that you will be replacing it soon. I wish you luck.
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You will need to install underlayment grade plywood on every inch of the subfloor(not luan) and that will be expensive. It looks cheap and has the lifespan of a house fly. After 40 years in the business, I can tell you, the most vulnerable part of any vinyl flooring is the seams. Look how many seams you will have.
Yes, you can install it, but the odds are that you will be replacing it soon. I wish you luck.
Is advantec, glued and stapled good enough for the subfloor or does it still need more?
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It still needs 1/4" underlayment grade plywood.
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Underlayment is never glued down.
Have you considered prefinished hardwood or engineered flooring?
No sanding, no dust, can be walked on as soon as it's laid, no having to add underlayment in most cases.
It would add to the value of the home and should last many life times.
Ever seen an house for sale ad in the paper stating vinyl floors through out? But I bet there's some stating hardwood floors through out.
Just because a products claim to fame is "easy DIY installed" does not make it the right one to use.
Case in point, peel and stick tiles, quick lock tile floors.
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Underlayment is never glued down.
Have you considered prefinished hardwood or engineered flooring?
No sanding, no dust, can be walked on as soon as it's laid, no having to add underlayment in most cases.
It would add to the value of the home and should last many life times.
Ever seen an house for sale ad in the paper stating vinyl floors through out? But I bet there's some stating hardwood floors through out.
Just because a products claim to fame is "easy DIY installed" does not make it the right one to use.
Case in point, peel and stick tiles, quick lock tile floors.
I have engineered hardwood now and didn't make it 12-years before the hardwood layer started cracking causing splinters, many boards have rounded up like an upside down bowl but there was never any water damage...pre finished hardwood could be an option but not sure about price range.
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