First off, I want to thank you for all the help and information you provide to us DIY homeowners.
I came across your Youtube videos while researching where to begin LVP flooring install, which let me to your University. Amazing, the amount of information and videos to help make this process smoother; kudos Joe!
I have a picture of our floor plan we copied from the builders when we built the house 9 yrs ago. It’s very basic, but hopefully will get us going. The shaded areas are where we are going to install the new LVP flooring.
The new flooring is Pergo DuraCraft + Wet Protect 7-1/2” wide, 6mm vinyl plank. I’ll snap a few pics of it and post them here.
We’ve ripped up our existing laminate wood and tile, prepped the concrete slab free of mortar and checked for level. All the base boards have been removed also. Almost ready to begin installing the new flooring but having difficultly deciding where to begin.
Now, since the old laminate floors were laid N/S, which in our opinion looks the best considering walking in the front door, you have a nice long view to the back of the house. We’d like to go that direction with the new flooring as well.
The flooring installation guide on the back of the box says to lay directly on concrete slab and not on top of any foam underlayment. Do you agree with that or should we use some sort of barrier, sound or moisture?
The transitions to the three bathrooms will be LVP to tile. We’ve purchased those transition pieces already.
I’m sure there’s things I’m leaving out or questions I can’t seem to remember right now. Oh well, they’ll come to me later.
Thank you so much for your time and any input you have to help make this project a success.