Scott Mathusek Blueprint Request
Hi Joe, Looking forward to getting your help with this. We really love your videos and appreciate what you do with this. I’m really impressed so far with the whole process you’ve laid out here. It has already put me at ease.
My project is actually a new build. Our house is being framed right now so we have a little bit of time before we get to the flooring, but I didn’t know how long this process takes to get this information back from you so I figured it was better to start it up now.
We are going to be putting LVP down in most of the house. The entire first floor will be the same flooring. The second floor will be LVP everywhere except the master bedroom and master closet where we will have carpet. (The boys want to be able to have a dog in their rooms so no carpet for them!) We will have the same LVP throughout with the exception of the upstairs bathrooms. Those rooms will have the same type of LVP. The only difference will be a different color. I have attached some pictures of the planks we have. Please let me know if they are not sufficient.
I have also attached a photo of the subfloor we have. It is Advantech. I attached that because I’m not certain what I should do or if I need a moisture barrier. As I understand, the company I have ordered from (Cali) requires me to have something there for the warranty to be covered. I’m just not sure if I should just use the plastic or have something to help my floors be quieter. Any opinions on that would be helpful.
Lastly, I have attached a photo of the flooring label we are using in case you are familiar with it or want to refer to it.
As for plank direction, we are unsure. We see the benefit of going from the front door toward the back of the house (South to North if that’s how you determine that). We like the planks going with the hallway, but at the same time, the “great room” and kitchen going west to east may also make sense. I think upstairs we prefer west to east because the rooms are longer that way. Should the planks be in the same direction upstairs as they are downstairs? I’m sorry, I’m getting long-winded here. As you can see, I’m really not sure what direction is best.
I think that’s all for now. Let me know if I am forgetting any information you need. Again, I really appreciate your help with this and am looking forward to working with you!!!