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  • Blueprint Request

  • Jeffrey Lawton

    September 7, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Joe,

    I’m so impressed with the service you provide here. Great job!

    Here is my project:

    Two story with upper main floor (wood subfloor) and lower fully finished walkout basement (concrete slab). All white areas are to get LVP flooring. Colored shaded areas are to be installed with new carpet.

    Flooring is Floor and Decor NuCoreXL LVP with large planks: 72.5″L x 9.25″W, 8mm thick. I think you would call the joints a drop and lock system, and it is meant to be installed long edge first before dropping onto the short edge.—cork-back-100787936.html

    I’m planning on using their Sentinal Protect Plus underlayment, which is specifically designed for this floor and they recommend using even though the planks have an attached cork pad.

    Specific questions:

    1. I am struggling to decide on a plank direction, and I’d like to hear your suggestion before influencing with my ideas.

    2. I will be installing before the carpet is laid, and would like guidance on how to finish the edges at the bedroom doors before the carpet is installed.

    3. The only molding choices available for this floor are Stair Nose, Tee, Reducer, and Quarter Round. There is no Edge Molding, which may influence your answer for #2 and I’d like to hear what you do as an alternative when Edge is not available.

    4. Should I lift out the slide-in gas range and install flooring underneath, or just insert an edge under the range far enough that it wouldn’t show?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer!

    Best regards,


  • Joe

    September 8, 2021 at 10:46 am
  • Jeffrey Lawton

    September 8, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks so much for your thoughtful answers to all my questions.

    I’m going to install North-South (horizontal on the drawings) in all areas based on your advice and my gut feeling. I’ll just deal with the extra complexity in the bathroom because I think it will look better overall.

    We live in Sparks, Nevada (near Reno). I have no idea whether they use Z-bar here, but one way or another I’m sure we can get them to do the carpet transition as you described without using any molding.

    Thanks again and looking forward to your installation guidance.


  • Joe

    September 9, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    I will get this done and have these to you tomorrow morning.

  • Joe

    September 10, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Here is the upper level –

  • Joe

    September 10, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Here is the lower level –

    Here is the lower level bath –

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