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LVP flooring (by AL [NC]) Jul 10, 2024 9:41 AM
       LVP flooring (by RR78 [VA]) Jul 10, 2024 10:31 AM
       LVP flooring (by Hoosier [IN]) Jul 10, 2024 2:54 PM
       LVP flooring (by RR78 [VA]) Jul 10, 2024 3:56 PM
       LVP flooring (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 10, 2024 4:55 PM
       LVP flooring (by tim [CA]) Jul 10, 2024 4:58 PM
       LVP flooring (by AL [NC]) Jul 10, 2024 5:22 PM
       LVP flooring (by zero [IN]) Jul 10, 2024 6:26 PM
       LVP flooring (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jul 10, 2024 11:35 PM
       LVP flooring (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 11, 2024 3:02 AM

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LVP flooring (by AL [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 9:41 AM
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Good morning, a helper is putting down Floor basics waterproof rigid core flooring realistic wood look. It has black rubber like padding on the bottom. I bought additional underlayment. It's going over concrete. He's telling me the underlayment isn't needed, that it will interfere with waterproofing. Walking on it, it's feels like walking on concrete. Do you all put underlayment under LVP that has some padding. Would like pros and cons. Thanks, all!

--174.106.xx.xx




LVP flooring (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 10:31 AM
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You just put 4 mil plastic sheathing down first. Then just lay the flooring --73.251.xx.xx




LVP flooring (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 2:54 PM
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Do not add more padding...the black rubber on the flooring he has is enough. If it feels like "concrete", it's probably because it IS concrete underneath the flooring. Most flooring does say to do a moisture test and add a vapor barrier over concrete IF the test shows moisture. --64.38.xxx.xxx




LVP flooring (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 3:56 PM
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The vapor barrier is too cheap and easy not to do. Depending on time of year. And level of ground water.

A negative moisture test is not reliable. --73.251.xx.xx




LVP flooring (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 4:55 PM
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It will feel like walking on a wood floor.

BRAD

--73.103.xxx.xxx




LVP flooring (by tim [CA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 4:58 PM
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If you do add padding, you'll void your warranty and you'll have lots of problems with the joints. Hardwood floor, whether real or fake shouldn't feel padded. If you want the padded feel of carpet, just put in carpet. --73.2.xx.xx




LVP flooring (by AL [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 5:22 PM
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Thanks everyone! No padding. Will use cushioned throw rugs.

--174.106.xx.xx




LVP flooring (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 6:26 PM
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I put some planks down that had no backing. I bought some foam underlayment and could not get the planks to snap in place.

Finally figured out the stuff I had was for laminate. I bought the right stuff and finished the project. I could have done it faster and cheaper with pre-backed planks.

They are on concrete and you can tell. The sound by a little but the feel by more.

Still better than concrete alone tho. --107.147.xx.xx




LVP flooring (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2024 11:35 PM
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You should look at the product information and see it is recommended for concrete / on grade floors. I assume you are asking about controlling moisture from the ground. Your floor may not be compatible and if it is follow the spec. --172.59.xxx.xxx




LVP flooring (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2024 3:02 AM
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I was doing an 8,000 square foot property for a wine owner. They were unwilling to conduct a test first. So I didn't accept the job. Everyone always says they will take the chance and it will be alright. Then get sick of the results and sue or put in a claim for my bond.

I went out and purchased a few boxes of the same flooring and put it down in a large garage. Some with 6 mil plastic over the concrete then the LVP with attached backing. This garage had spots with water seepage.

Before this wine owner did his new 8,000 home, I emailed him my findings. The "Smell", "Mold" and "Squeaking" he did not care about. Then 9 months later he had the 8,000 square feet of flooring removed. The entire house pressure washed, and a new flooring installed. He did no wait for the concrete to dry before having the second floor installed.

I showed him my pressure washing spinner with a vac pick-up. This tool cost me over a grand. His guy didn't sue a spinner, only had a 16 gallon shop vac that had to be emptied every 5 minutes.

It only cost him $125,000 more to finally do it right. --173.205.xxx.xxx



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