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    Discolouration under rug

    Or just follow Armstrong's recommendation for their original line of LUX plank. "in areas of direct sunglight, put up blinds"
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    Suggestions for preparing ground for concrete.

    Holy sweet merciful hell. I think you want to get a truck, not some fellow with a wheelbarrow. That needs to be dug down, filled, compacted and poured. That is a bloody mess. I am willing to bet that floating just under the surface of the "intact" concrete is more of the clay and doom.
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    What to do with this subfloor?

    Its strange to see that stuff in a home, it it does happen. Maybe they were shooting for sound deadening....maybe. Let us know what you find under a section for sure :)
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    What to do with this subfloor?

    Mobile home or condo?
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    What to do with this subfloor?

    That my friend is not plywood, it is the devil incarnate. Puff board is terrible, remove a small piece someplace or look at a heater vent and see what your subfloor actually looks like. Likely it is osb or ply, the jump for joy and remove all the puff board. That or secure it all and go over it
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    LVP over tongue and groove subfloor

    Since it is too late to go back now, wanna know something else that drives me crazy... It is when customers walk in and ask for "scratch proof" flooring and I have to tell them it does not exist. Then they settle on the most scratch resistant.... Typically I will lean towards a good laminate...
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    LVP over tongue and groove subfloor

    I love you all and man we have derailed this thread
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    LVP over tongue and groove subfloor

    Man Chuck, if I hear one more person moan when I tell them that it is irrelivent if their flooring material is waterproof their floor still isn't I might scream. I actually fired myself from selling because I cannot lie to people and I dislike most of them lol
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    LVP over tongue and groove subfloor

    Wow, that is some very nice T&G floor. Whenever i see it, it does not look like that. Can I change my opinion to go rent a oscillating floor sander, sand it smooth and flat and go for broke with the 8mm underlayment which i assume is this...
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    LVP over tongue and groove subfloor

    Agreed. Under those conditions I would advise a 1/2 inch layer of underlayment grade ply. You need the rigidity. As stated however the use of a sheathing panel is acceptable, what I would personally say is unacceptable is anything under 1/2 an inch as what you need more than anything is stability.
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    LVP over tongue and groove subfloor

    I think that would be about 3/16th of an inch. The answer to this question unfortunately depends on the shape of your t&g and I cannot answer that. Problem is, technically speaking anything under 1/2 and inch for ply and 23/32 for osb is considered a non structural panel and will be subjected to...
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    LVP over tongue and groove subfloor

    yeah you might want to use an underlayment. I wouldn't worry about a solid inch of flooring, that sounds like crazy talk. As for the what.... in today's climate of over priced everything I would suggest whatever you can get your hands on. The minimum requirement for your style of floor covering...
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    LVP over tongue and groove subfloor

    3/4 inch t&g planks or sheets?
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    Do we really, really need to redo the old to match the new?

    I cannot tell you what you will find ok, but from what I am reading you are gonna be fine with a damn close enough match. You are correct to assume that even redone the two floors stand a good chance of not looking exactly the same. If you can live with a little variation then by all means, put...
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    LVP Install on Uneven Slab

    You have a bit of work ahead of you my friend. Depressions and high's are the death of floating floors. You are correct in assuming they need to be addressed. As for the use of self leveler, it is not warranted in most of the instances that it is used and we can all blame the internet and HGTV...
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    Large transition from hardwood floor to bathroom tile.

    Get yourself a solid piece of wood, 2x2 or the like, or a 3x1 or 4x1 or some such thing and cut a wedge out of it. You can flush it to the top the hardwood and then bevel it down to sit on top of the tile. Best to leave about 1/8 of an inch on the wedged end lest it split off. Just square off...
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    Church carpet

    Got that brother. Most rebond does not have the density or stability for a double stick. I mean hell the adage is more truthful in double stick than stretch that if it feels good to you it isnt good for your carpet. We use a lot of crumb rubber for double stick with excellent results. I have...
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    Church carpet

    I did a double stick about 3 years ago. That was the last one. Sales guy knew so much about it he sold the job with rebond. Needless to say, we set him straight.
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    Can you install engineered click lock flooring with a border inlay used as a threshold in the doorway?

    Just go for it!! Worst case scenario is that you notice some weird pressure in your doors. You can then proceed to cut a channel in it, install a threshold piece and no one will ever know you made an error in judgment. I have learned from much experience doing things at customers requests that...
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    Water-based contact for cork

    LEED building... how much I hate you! Can't use this and can't use that.... until we discover this and that don't work and then please use what you have to lol
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