Damaged LVT / Please help!

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  1. Vicky kyle

    Vicky kyle Member

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    Court is something Thanks for your reply.
    skirtings put on top after it was fitted. Some are tight some have a small gap underneath I wanted it this was for the appearance but he never said it would be a problem?
     
  2. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Quickstep state an expansion gap of minimum 2mm is necessary and that is everywhere, including doorways more if it's going to be exposed to heat
    You haven't had a kitchen fitted on top have you?
     
  3. Distinctive Adam

    Distinctive Adam Well-Known Member

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    First issue is in correct underlay, second issue is using a joiner and not a flooring professional, albeit most flooring pros hate fitting click lvt floors and have sent most the install business into the hands of other trades etc mainly down to their own knowledge of what can and can’t be done with a click lvt. It all sounds very unfortunate and I hope you get it sorted one way or another.
     
  4. Vicky kyle

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    Is that true? I didn’t know that about the sunlight. We have patio doors and two windows in the kitchen area. What flooring would be suitable then? :( we have 4 children and a dog. I had laminate down for 8 years, saved a lot of money for this new LVT thinking it would be a godsend as water resistant (spillages etc)
     
  5. Vicky kyle

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    Not on top no, but the end panels and toilet/sink are on top? (It’s also fitted in the downstairs bathroom. Is this wrong?? The end panels are screwed to the kitchen not the floor however.
     
  6. tarkett85

    tarkett85 Well-Known Member

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    LVT would have been fine if the prep work was done correctly, you used a dry back (glue down) with HT adhesive and put blinds over the windows to make sure there was no direct sunlight.


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  7. Vicky kyle

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    So frustrating as I initially wanted glue down. :( not sure where I go from
    Here. That’s only been one “summer” can’t imagine what it’s gonna look like next year! It’s so bouncy too and noisy! Everything about it is awful. It’s the quickstep vinyl vibrant grey make so wasn’t cheap for the quantity I needed!
     
  8. Vicky kyle

    Vicky kyle Member

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    Thanks
     
  9. Vicky kyle

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    Well I guess I trusted my joiner knew exactly what he was doing…
     
  10. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    If glue down LVT to costly look at quickstep Lamainte
     
  11. Vicky kyle

    Vicky kyle Member

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    Hi All, update! My joiner is going to remove all of the LVT that is damaged and he is going to lay howdens laminate and 2m ply! Didn’t want to go back to laminate but we can’t afford more LVT, so hoping it will be good enough

    Question/Advice: underneath the LVT and underlay that is currently down there is 3m Ply and chipboard flooring. Do we remove the ply?? It was only nailed down for height for the LVT. Not sure what to do??
     
  12. ronbaldo

    ronbaldo Well-Known Member

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    No need to uplift the ply if solid and fixed, depending on the laminate and underlay combined thickness will determine if anything needs possibly trimmed due to being thicker(plinths/doors).
     
  13. Vicky kyle

    Vicky kyle Member

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    Thanks! That would be the better option. Trimming doors isn’t a problem. Only problem is my living room doesn’t have the ply, can I use a thicker underlay to make it even with hallway(3m ply is there)?? (Floor is going right through)
     

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