Nine inch Coretec

Discussion in 'Vinyl Flooring' started by Ernesto, Mar 6, 2019.

Help Support Flooring Forum by donating:

  1. Mar 6, 2019 #1

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,631
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    , AZ
    So finally finishing this 1200 sf job.
    Had to run the hallway in the back to get the laundry room done because the lady ordered appliances. Also had to wait for cabinets in kitchen otherwise i would have waited to lock in the wrap around.
    Told them most likely would need a T-mold in this entry to kitchen.
    But as luck has it it worked out. Only because this stuff is so flexable. Had to tilt the flooring to get it to lock in.
    Flooring magic. 20190305_113525.jpg 20190305_114618.jpg
     
  2. Mar 6, 2019 #2

    Don Monfils

    Don Monfils

    Don Monfils

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    ,
    Nice work!
    I love core-tec.
     
    Ernesto likes this.
  3. Mar 6, 2019 #3

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,631
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    , AZ
    Me too Don! Never woulda happened with laminate. I heated up the first piece to go in and kinda bent it in a U-shape and lifted the opposing side, it locked in, then drove the second piece home from the end. The guy helping me was the owners father of this remodel and he kept saying it ain't gonna work. LOL I wanna hire this 72 old man to be my helper, he feeds me planks all day long. I did his house as well.
     
    Nick likes this.
  4. Mar 8, 2019 #4

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    8,057
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Location:
    ,
    I see the stuff cupping in doorways (front doorways where it gets cool and damp) and in places where it gets hit with sunlight. Like the cork and the face or core don't behave happily.
    A fellow contractor did two Coretec installs in identical commercial buildings....... rooms actually. Both have skylights. One room was good to go. The second one receives a lot of sunlight in the summer months. It had "issues because ofg the sunlight and heat buildup. The floor was replaced, but glued in the second time. The installer just showed me what looks to be end joint gaps approaching 1/8" No way would an installer leave a job with gaps like that. I like the way it installs, but not totally sold on it. ......it's really durable, so not whining about that aspect.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2019 #5

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,631
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    , AZ
    If its cupping then its locked in somewhere. Wood framed houses actually shrink and swell. Thats the only reason for the required expasion gap. According to the specs you must protect it from subfloor moisture even though the material is non-expansive, if theres no direct heat from Windows on the floor.
    Any material even steel beams are affected by heat.
    No textile is impervious to the elements.
     
    Nick likes this.
  6. Mar 10, 2019 #6

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    8,057
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Location:
    ,
    Wood moisture content here on the coast doesn't change but a few percentage points summer to winter. I'd love to measure the inside of a home here in late summer and late winter. I bet you a thin dime that in 45 feet it wouldn't change a 16th in the interior.
     
    Ernesto likes this.
  7. Mar 10, 2019 #7

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    8,057
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Location:
    ,
    That looked like a real fun install Ern.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2019 #8

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,631
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    , AZ
  9. Mar 12, 2019 #9

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,631
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    , AZ
    It was, 15 minutes from home. Large rooms and the guy kept feeding me planks and holding the ends down as I tapped them together. I just threw up a couple more pics last night. Last one is my coped corner.
     
  10. Mar 12, 2019 #10

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    8,057
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Location:
    ,
    Another coper............ cool.
    You work solo?
     
  11. Mar 12, 2019 #11

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,631
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    , AZ
    yes
     
  12. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:48 AM #12

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    8,057
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Location:
    ,
    That's funny.:D
     
  13. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:50 AM #13

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    8,057
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Location:
    ,
    That's funny.:D
    How'd ya do that? My confuzer has a mandatory DP clause. I can't not do it. :eek:
     
  14. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:58 AM #14

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,631
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    , AZ
    What? Not work alone I've been a loner for twenty years.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2019 at 5:43 AM #15

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    8,057
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Location:
    ,
    "How'd ya do that?" was referring to your double post. I'm the only one here with a permit for that. :D
    ......and I got ya by 12. :D (1987)
     
    Ernesto likes this.
  16. Mar 13, 2019 at 11:55 AM #16

    DarisMulkin

    DarisMulkin

    DarisMulkin

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,891
    Likes Received:
    596
    Location:
    Davison, Mi, Michigan
    High , I have a mouse that caused double posts.. Maybe that is you reason for DPs.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2019 at 2:31 PM #17

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Ernesto

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,631
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    , AZ
    Just having fun.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2019 at 7:08 PM #18

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    8,057
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Location:
    ,
    ................swut life's about. ;)
     

Share This Page