Bucket proofing LVT...

Discussion in 'Vinyl / Impervious floor coverings' started by Rugmunching, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    I've got a job starting mid May with a whole ground floor in LVT but the customer is now concerned about her problem child and his fascination with the odd bucket of water o_O...

    He's not gone as far as flooded the place before but he has filled a bowl up and thrown it over the floors and the laminate thats currently down is obviously ruined.

    We spoke about going the wood effect sheet method with welded joints but we're trying to avoid the commercial look and really wants lvt. I know lvt is waterproof but is it 'problem child water proof'?

    - maybe use an epoxy adhesive instead of the norm ke66/ke49???

    - would you risk it with the 'norm' adhesive or go epoxy?

    - or would you swerve it and go with the sheet method?
     
  2. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    I suppose it depends how often the problem, is a problem....
     
  3. Paul

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    Mate iv had 12x12 amtico with stripping in my bathroom for 7 years on sf adhesive. The kids are always carrying on and flooding the floor when having baths , the water runs right out onto the amtico in hallway , my skirtings and bathroom door have some water damage but floors are perfect .
    Her floors will be fine
     
  4. merit

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    Yeah should be fine. I’ve had Amtico on the pink HT adhesive in my bathroom. Had a leak in the shower and the floor has turned black and failed. The glue and tiles are still fine


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  5. dazlight

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    My conservatory floor was glued with KE66 and had standing water on it for weeks when we did the extension. Nothing lifted and was a bastard to uplift.
     
  6. merit

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    Let the little git give it his best


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  7. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    I asked her same thing and her answer was "it wouldn't be a problem if I wasn't too lazy get it up straight away" lol so least she admits she is lazy.

    Her real concern is her little boy clearly has an issue and she's constantly tidying up after him, has to lock all doors else he tries to escape, tends to pee on the floor alot and likes trying to flood the place :eek: I do actually feel sorry for her as she's a single mum and has another younger child aswell as run her own catering company.
     
  8. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Cheers chaps, I knid of thought it would be doable but good to have some reassurance.
     
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  10. tarkett85

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    Personally I’d go the epoxy route belt and braces


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  11. Rugmunching

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    Yeah think I will seeing as she is now texting me still worried :rolleyes:
     
  12. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    Use ardex 1K heavy duty adhesive if she’s worried.
     
  13. Redfox

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    Use epoxy or give the kid a clout both will work
     
  14. Redfox

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    Ignore last comment been on wine and I’m old school lol
     
  15. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    I remember years back I fitted a store in Amtico in the Trafford Centre.
    Just as I was placing the last tile, the dryliner was sanding the ceiling and hit the sprinkler.
    They all fired into action and put a good 3" of dirty water all over. The centre quickly put up a barrier at the entrance which kept the water inside for hours.
    It was only 2000S and it was fresh, but it all stayed on the floor, except a few cuts at the perimeter, which I think lifted due to the skirting swelling.
     
  16. Distinctive Adam

    Distinctive Adam Well-Known Member

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    Be irrelevant if it’s piss as no adhesive will like that
     

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