Newbie here... got my first LVT job coming up :)

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  1. erisu

    erisu Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Great to be here to learn from everyone! I'm a total newbie and never done any sort of flooring before so keen to know how it's all done :)

    Currently have carpet and looking to rip it all up over the next few weeks and replace with LVT (The click and join type). Have some sort of idea how it's done but here to double check things over so do spare this newbie some daft questions :)

    Cheers and great to e-meet everyone here!
     
  2. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    Make sure there isn’t much direct sunlight on the floor
     
  3. erisu

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    Thanks for the advise! What will happen? Will they expand/raise up?
     
  4. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    They can do depending how much sun and how hot it gets. We don’t sell any clicks now. I will wait a few years to see How these new Rigid clicks do
     
  5. merit

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    Ok first step…
    Take it back to where you bought it, and get a floor that works
     
  6. erisu

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    Not sure what the reference is here, but under my old carpet is concrete so should be ok? (Understand the floor needs to be flat and levelled which I hope it is...)
     
  7. merit

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    Lvt clic is terrible. Van Gogh rigid is the only one I’ve ever fitted and been impressed with. That and quickstep alpha. Both are over £40 per m2. The cheap ones are poorly made and the locking systems don’t work. Your better off with a laminate, engineered wood or a glue down lvt
     
  8. erisu

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    The ones I want are Rigid Core click. Ordered a sample and it seems pretty tough and scratch resistant and very, very difficult to break the bevels/edges off?

    Had a look at laminate but they're much cheaper but less waterproof and durable than LVT's I heard?
     
  9. Paul webb

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    Laminate is tougher than lvt, most quickstep Laminate is waterproof, we only sell the high end click lvt ( karndean, coretec and quickstep, although not too sure about quickstep yet),too many failures with the cheaper stuff
     
  10. merit

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    Even the rigid clic moves. It’s not as advertised. As already mentioned most can’t be in direct sunlight. Impervia is the best I’ve seen with the heat but the locking system is still weak.
     
  11. merit

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    laminate is defiantly much more durable. It’s already stood the test of time if you buy the right ones. Rigid clic hasn’t been around long.
     
  12. erisu

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    Thanks everyone! I've ordered some laminate flooring samples so I can compare them against the LVT rigid core samples I have.

    Still pondering if I should lay the floor myself or hire professionals. I have an area of 57.2 m2 to cover (living room, 2 bedrooms, small hallway, small storage room). Any idea how much this should cost in London?

    Cheers!
     
  13. erisu

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    I also want to ask what sort of threshold or door end do I put at the end of this? I have this brown wooden plank in front of my balcony door, and as you can see it's at an angle so putting a threshold here might not fit?
     

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  14. Paul webb

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    Personally, I'd take out the wood, sort out the mess they've hidden and run the new floor up to the doors and finish with beading
     
  15. nezdub

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    Quick Step Alpha has the 1mm integrated underlay - would that mean I wouldn't need to get the red Heat underlay in case of sunlight? Looking at installing myself.
     
  16. merit

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    Last time i fitted alpha we had to use the underlay with it.
     
  17. nezdub

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    Thank you

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