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Starting pointJoe updated 4 months ago 2 Members · 7 Posts
MemberFebruary 14, 2021 at 1:54 pm
I am in the planning stage to replace all the flooring in the house with vinyl plank laminate. Right now the front hallway, laundry room, bathrooms and kitchen have tile. The dining room and living room are carpet. And all the bedrooms are wood laminate. We are going to open the wall from the kitchen to the dining room. My plan is to find the center of the front hallway and the come up with a starting point that goes from the living room to the kitchen. How does this sound?
I am not sure what I am going to do for the round fire place yet. Either under cut it or use vinyl quarter round molding.
What is the best way to end the flooring at sliding glass doors?
AdministratorFebruary 15, 2021 at 8:54 am
That sounds like a good plan! Do you need help with that? Would you like me to walk you through this in a screencast? As far as the fireplace goes another option would be gluing a rope around the fireplace to hide the gap. Here is a link to a video for the door.
MemberFebruary 15, 2021 at 9:17 am
I would appreciate if you would do a screencast to show me how you would do the layout. I have watched your video’s and think they are the best out at explaining how to do everything.
<font face=”inherit”>My vinyl plank will be need a vapor barrier. I am planning to use one with padding. What do you use to patch the wholes with that get drilled in it when you drill and screw the cut </font>planks<font face=”inherit”> to hold the floor from moving?</font>
AdministratorFebruary 15, 2021 at 11:25 am
You can use a clear packing tape or duct tape
AdministratorFebruary 16, 2021 at 1:21 pm
Sorry my mic broke so I am using the webcam mic and it is not quite as good…
Here is a link to your screencast- https://floormechanics.wistia.com/medias/yonu5tqctv
MemberFebruary 16, 2021 at 2:53 pm
Thanks Joe! That helped a lot and brought up things I didn’t even think of with the doorways. Now I’m concerned about making sure the caulk lines between the hallway and the living room area stay parallel. I would hate to get to the hallway and find out its not straight. Also the front hallway has 3 doors, laundry room, a closet, and a bedroom. I drew the drawing from memory since I am not home right now. I work 7 days out of town and home 7 days so it will be a long project for sure . I can try to draw it out better if you like when I get home.
Just a little info on the house. I will be removing all the flooring and starting fresh with the concrete foundation. The cabinets were installed on top of the tile during a pervious remodel so I am going to try to cut the tile flush with the cabinets and use quarter round or trim. I really don’t like quarter round but I don’t think I have much choice.
I am in Arizona. Its a chilly 50-60 for the highs where I am at. haha
AdministratorFebruary 17, 2021 at 9:09 am
Haha Phil! Ok glad I could help and let me know if there is anything else you need.
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