Just got through the video, thanks for getting it to me. I have a bit of painting to finish and then taking some time off to be with family over Thanksgiving but I hope to get going on this the week after Thanksgiving…
I do have a couple questions/potential issues I would like to ask now though as I just got done watching the blueprint video. First, I recognize the importance of watching the rest of the installation videos, I haven’t made it all the way through them, but I plan to over the Thanksgiving break.
1. I have hydronic radiant tubing just about everywhere in this house. The trusses run parallel to the direction of the LVP planks, and the tubing runs parallel as well. To say I am NERVOUS to put a screw in my OSB subfloor OR my concrete basement slab is an understatement. I do not want to play around with that. One of the videos I was watching talked about a glue. Is that something you’d recommend for me? Which type, if so? And how would that work gluing it to the underlayment as opposed to directly on the concrete or OSB?
2. I know for a fact I’m going to need further direction about where to end my LVP in a doorway that’s transitioning to carpet. The part where you drew the door, I wasn’t following that. It may be something I just have to kind of get there and get back in touch to have you clarify that, but I can almost assuredly tell, I’m going to need further help when I get there.
3. The “lockers” in the laundry room aren’t installed yet, and I’m not planning installing them right away. For right now, with the budget where its at, I will likely throw a coat rack on the wall and call it good, but in the future I hope to install wood “lockers” in the mudroom with a bench… My question- and sort-of relates to #1… I have been told not to, under any circumstances install or mount or fasten anything to the floor on top of the LVP, because it is intended to be a “floating” floor. I realize you are telling me to put screws in the areas where plank meets a wall, and that in effect, fastens my floor in place… But like I said, I’m ultra worried to screw anything down for fear of hitting my fluid-filled tubes. Should I be worried about installing lockers down the road on top of the floor? I was told if one plank is fastened down or locked in place, and the adjacent planks are not- if movement occurs or more likely WHEN movement occurs as a result of expansion/contraction- won’t the joints buckle or fall apart from each other?
Anyways, if you could give me insight on 1 and 3 for now- I’ll be back in touch down the road about #2.
I’m so thankful to have found this resource.