ok i have been installing floors for about 13 years well never have i had to lay a floating floor with the coushon on the back that only gets taped around the perimiter if i use a seam sealer will it break apart as traffic areas start to wear in the vinyl
You have never seen this stuff.DONT BUY FLOATING VINYL cushioned FLOORING.
Ive seen it come and go over the years and it never holds up.
Even with over 40 years of experence new products keep coming out to try to keep the pros from doing the installation that way manufactures can have a excuse to blame product problems on the homeowner and not a professional who usually knows its really the product in some cases. There is still bad installations too.ok i have been installing floors for about 13 years well never have i had to lay a floating floor with the coushon on the back that only gets taped around the perimiter if i use a seam sealer will it break apart as traffic areas start to wear in the vinyl
You have never seen this stuff.
Plus most of the new stuff is only bought into by a couple manufacturers.
This one has been embraced by each and every one of them.
I heard the same thoughts on lam when it first came out....
"Don't buy it! it's new and will be yet another floor idea that will die soon!"
Which manufacturers do not carry glass back Vinyl?have you ever thought that maybe "ONLY A COUPLE" of manufacturers carry the product because the OTHER MANUFACTURERS already know the product DOESNT HOLD UP
So do car manufacturers....should I drive?The flooring manufacturers have strategic loop holes to protect themselves.
Good idea....but since this has happened to every floor in the industry...why pick on Glass backed?Ive seen that happen so many times that i changed my methods and took photos of my installation for my own PROTECTION.
How about an example?I have seen those types of vinyl flooring come and go for 28 years. every time a new one comes out, the manufacturer rants and raves on how improved it is. then after about a yr or so. the product is discontinued.
Wrong...the type is still made but patterns and colors change, so they are discontinued to make way for new patterns and colors...but the product stays the same.If the product is so awesome like they claim.. then why are they repetitively discontinued ? WHY ? because they dont work..
That is for ALL Vinyl...yes...thanks for the infoFacts...
Soft flooring WILL RIP.. (Key word WILL)
large dogs WILL rip the flooring.
Moving your refrigerator out WILL RIP IT.
Dropping something with a sharp edge on it WILL CUT IT.
Pulling your kitchen chairs out from under the table.. WILL WEAKEN IT and RIP it.
Read instructions...it requires a seam sealer....no wonder you take pictures....IF you DO NOT seal ANY seams ON THE TOP.. water WILL migrate through it.
Double stick tape only works TEMPORARILY...
As an old schooler myself I use the full spread glue down method on it no matter what....no problems since the beginning...Some cushioned vinyl floors are GLUED at the seams and perimeter, But not in the main Area...FACT.. EVERYTHING shrinks and expands with temperature. If the flooring Expands from heat.. all of it will expand except where its glued down, resulting in bubbles in the main UN GLUED AREA.
That is only one reason my friend....one.the reason companies came out with cushioned vinyl flooring is.
it EXTREMELY reduces the LABOR COST. because the customer doesnt have to Buy and pay for a subfloor.. which can DOUBLE the labor cost.
It couldn't possibly be for both could it? Nooooooooooo!The cushion isnt really for your feet.. its to ABSORB any imperfections Under the vinyl.
Like what? Commercial inlaid or Lino only?My advice based on 28 years in the business is
DONT BUY SOFT VINYL FLOORING... IT WILL FAIL.
Best method is.. SOLID... STIFF...STRONG flooring with a full spread glue install )
Look...this old school is the best school is not always the way...."listen to the old people.. we've been there (already)"