Hi, I am installing Vinyl Plank flooring in a daylight basement. I created a drawing in Smartdraw, however I can’t export or print the drawing without paying for a subscription. Assuming you have purchased Smartdraw, you can access my drawing in read-only mode at the link below. If you need to edit for any reason, I can send you another link that will allow editing.
I also saved a jpeg I created using Snipping Tool, but it is not great resolution.
Product purchased: LifeProof Rigid Core Vinyl Plank, 8mm gauge, 8.66″W x 59.45″L (220mm x 1570mm). Drop lock style tongue & groove.
Room details: Installing LVP in main room, closet, and bathroom. Floor is poured concrete throughout. I have already removed previous glued tile flooring, baseboards, and cabinet trim.
1. Floor is not on plane. I checked the floor with a 6-foot level and marked all the low spots. Out of 830 square feet, about 220 square feet are in dips from 1/8″ to 1/2″. The entire floor slopes about 1-1/4″ over 20 feet. I got quotes for floor leveling using a gypsum-based product but this service is expensive ($5,000-$8,000) and would delay my project due to the contractor’s backlog. So I’m planning to accept the small slope of the floor and just fill the low spots using Henry 547 patch & level. I purchased six 25-lb bags.
2. The space is irregular and it’s not obvious to me where to start or how to avoid pitfalls around doorways, shower, cabinets, sliding glass doors, fireplace, etc. Your videos are helpful but I would welcome advice. There is also a cabinet partition for a mini fridge not shown on the drawing – I’d like to put the flooring underneath it but it’s also in a low spot.