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    LVP flooring tips

    Flooring Specialists

    Hi. I’m strongly considering having LVP flooring fitted. What is involved in the installation of this type of flooring? I’m thinking of doing it DIY if it’s not overly complicated.

    Asked by Jackie on 25th Oct 2021
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    Js Handyman Services

    "Use a good underlay, remember to factor in expansion gaps.
    Depending on if your going through doorways depends on how you finish the door frame."

    Answered on 9th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Garden restorations

    "This type of flooring requires a flat surface to stick the glue on. This is typically used on an underfloor heating system on ground floors only."

    Answered on 9th Nov 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    All floors

    "Hi, I think you mean LVT this I'd definitely not do a DIY job as the subfloor will need priming and latex as needs to be like glass.
    This is if it's concrete. If it's wood it will need over boarding and the joints feather edging which is a thin coat of a type of latex before installation.
    I hope this helps.

    Answered on 9th Nov 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Crown carpets and flooring specialists

    "If it is stick down, the subfloor will need latexing (self-leveling compound) that needs to be done correctly otherwise the floor will not look good at all. If it is click-lock you don't have to have a perfect subfloor but still has to be good. It also isn't that easy to cut so make sure you have the right tools for the job. I use a jigsaw and I use a grinder to cut shapes if needed."

    Answered on 29th Oct 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

    "Have laid both types of flooring many of times, my personal choice is a trowel down glue system if the subfloor is correct prior to laying. Click system is a lot faster but don’t guarantee the joints from lapping even with a ply subfloor, any small discrepancy causes click system to break or come apart in short time"

    Answered on 31st Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Nigel’s Flooring

    "I would recommend LVT ridged, fully adhered to the floor a lot more watertight especially in kitchens and bathrooms, your subfloor needs to be flat eg latex screed"

    Answered on 11th Nov 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Magnumfloors Leeds

    "There are two different systems, the first is the stuck down one where the flooring is glued to the floor if the subfloor is concrete or sand and cement screed a smoothing compound should be used if the subfloor is wood ie floorboards, the subfloor must be lined with 6mm plywood nailed at 100mm centres and stuck down with approved adhesive. With the floating floor system, the flooring is clipped together and the subfloor must be as flat as possible to avoid flopping due to the length of the planks."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report

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