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Do I need underlayment to install vinyl plank flooring?

Do I need underlayment to install vinyl plank flooring?

When installing new flooring, it is important to know if you need underlayment.  Unlike laminate flooring, most vinyl floors are designed to lay right on the subfloor. But there are a few exceptions to the rule, but with all flooring installations, there are a few things that are required no matter what floor you install. Before you install vinyl floors, always make ... Read More »

Do I need to glue vinyl flooring?

Do I need to glue vinyl flooring?

We get asked a lot if you need to glue vinyl flooring down. What many people don’t seem to know is that whether you glue it down or not depends! There are a few types of vinyl flooring, each with a unique installation process. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the manufactures installation instructions and options prior to purchasing and ... Read More »

Can I install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring?

Can I install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring?

Many homeowners ask whether or not they can install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring. The short answer is yes, you can install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring. However, there are special things to consider. How To Do It Right Laminate flooring can be installed over vinyl as long as: The vinyl is level The vinyl is in good condition The vinyl ... Read More »

Vinyl Flooring for Rental Properties?

Vinyl Flooring for Rental Properties?

Dear Derrik, Vinyl flooring is a great option for your rental! Vinyl flooring is perfect for homes and rental units for a variety of reasons. We’re happy to help weigh the pros and cons of having vinyl flooring in your rental property! The Best Vinyl For Rentals In truth, a rental is no different than a residential installation. This means that there is no “special ... Read More »

Can I Use Vinyl Plank Flooring on Top of Radiant Heating?

Can I Use Vinyl Plank Flooring on Top of Radiant Heating?

With technology advancing as it is today, one of the best inventions as of late is radiant heating! For those who don’t know what it is, radiant heating is a special type of heating that is placed underneath the flooring. The heat radiates through the flooring, making it warm on your feet. Many people love these floors in bathrooms and ... Read More »

Can I Use Underlayment Under Vinyl Flooring For Warmth?

Can I Use Underlayment Under Vinyl Flooring For Warmth?

Dear Sylvia, BRRR! Winters in Michigan don’t sound fun! We can understand why you would be concerned with warmth and insulation in any place you can get it. There is some good news and bad news when it comes to underlayment and vinyl flooring. No Thick Underlayment Under Vinyl Flooring Unfortunately, adding insulating underlayment under vinyl flooring will cause the flooring to be ... Read More »

Can I Put Vinyl Tile On Top Of Vinyl Sheet Flooring?

Can I Put Vinyl Tile On Top Of Vinyl Sheet Flooring?

Dear Jack and Carolyn, It’s great that you want to revamp your flooring from old vinyl sheet flooring to vinyl tile plank flooring! Before installing over top of your previous vinyl flooring, you should follow the tips below. Tear It Up! By applying a glue-down vinyl over another vinyl, your are creating a soft substrate for you new floor. Glue-down ... Read More »

How Do I Clean Mold On Vinyl Flooring?

How Do I Clean Mold On Vinyl Flooring?

Dear Pete, Yikes! Mold is never a word you want to see in your home. While mold in your home is not always a death sentence, you should be cautious when dealing with mold on vinyl flooring or any flooring. Get A Mold Test In order to find out what type of mold you are dealing with, you should really get the mold tested. This ... Read More »

Can vinyl flooring be used outside?

Can vinyl flooring be used outside?

Looking for a flooring that can be used on a deck or outdoor patio? You may have come across vinyl flooring and wondered, Can vinyl flooring be used outside? Kind Of… Vinyl floor can be used in an outdoor, temperature controlled environment. This means that you can install vinyl flooring in a sun room, enclosed porch, or any other “outdoor” space where you can control ... Read More »

The STILE House: Choosing Cost-Effective, Eco-Friendly and Durable Flooring

The STILE House: Choosing Cost-Effective, Eco-Friendly and Durable Flooring

Just like anyone else shopping for flooring, the WVU-UTV team had a variety of needs that the flooring needed to meet for the Solar Decathlon Competition. The hard part? There were more than 10 people weighing in on the final decision! Oh, and the home is being built in WVU, torn down, shipped to California and then re-built. Talk about a unique situation! ... Read More »