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Old 07-17-2018, 02:23 AM   #11
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Thanks for taking the time to take the pics and post them up. If you had to do this over again,...would you do it differently?

Wondering if sheet vinyl or something that was put down with adhesive would be easier?

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Old 07-17-2018, 02:40 AM   #12
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Hmmmmmmm Good question. The only thing I would do differently was try not to be so cheap. I used every scrap of flooring rather than open a second box so there are many small pieces. I think using sheet vinyl would be difficult. There is so little room to maneuver it would be difficult to cut. I have seen a technique where paper is taped up to create a pattern, brought out and laid on the vinyl then cut. I would be willing to use glue down vinyl tiles before I would use sheet vinyl. But I like the look of my vinyl planks.
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:57 PM   #13
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First the floor is floating. That means that the only thing holding it down is gravity. This is a problem when starting the job because the planks move around too easily. I used some carpet (2-sided) tape along one edge but the grab of the tape is not very good because of the floor type. Also, I'm told vinyl planks expand and contract with temperature more so than sheet vinyl. That's why it has to float. Here's a pic of an edge with moulding. I used a trim (18ga) nail gun to secure the moulding to the cabinet.



Yes the door trim will go over the planks and the screws help hold everything securely. I drilled the holes into the planks. I used pan head screws to keep from snagging.


There was one tricky part for me. The transition to under the front flooring was not quite right due to the way the floor pan is stamped and I had to use a filler strip.



Hope that helps
Thanks Ozarkian. I bought some adhesive backed vinyl plank flooring, and then pulled up some of my carpet to discover that it was not a particle board or plywood floor,....rather it appears to be some kind of a black rubber mat. Is this what you had under your carpet?

So, thinking that means that I will have to go with a floating floor as well since I don't think that the adhesive on self stick vinyl planks will stick to the rubber mat.

Could I get your thoughts on that, and also, could you post a few pics of what your floor looks like from normal standing height so we can see what the floor looks like as a whole.

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Old 07-26-2018, 10:15 PM   #14
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My floor was also rubberized and it was so difficult to clean in order for even tape to stick to it. That was why I think floating is the better choice. Here is a not-too-good picture of the floor.
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My floor was also rubberized and it was so difficult to clean in order for even tape to stick to it. That was why I think floating is the better choice. Here is a not-too-good picture of the floor.
OH, looks good. Your interior layout is different from mine,...You have a nice straight walkway,...mine has some variances in it,....and is also a different color,....more like a cherry wood color.

Thanks for the follow up and the picture.

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Im going to get started on my floor today. Ill take before, after and during pictures.

Im concerned about the venal flooring wearing good. i took a sample and scratched it with a screwdriver and it left a pretty deep, unfixable scratch in it. Im wondering if there is something more durable to use instead?
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Im going to get started on my floor today. Ill take before, after and during pictures.

Im concerned about the venal flooring wearing good. i took a sample and scratched it with a screwdriver and it left a pretty deep, unfixable scratch in it. Im wondering if there is something more durable to use instead?
Oh, Cool,
I'm ready to do mine as well and I'm anxious to see how it goes for you.
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I finally did it. It took 5-7 hours to take out the carpet and prep the floor/edges and about 4-5 hours to do cutting and laying of the floor. I absolutely love it and it feels like a major upgrade.

I spent about $90 on resilient "Java Hickory" snap-lock strips (2 cartons covers up to 40sq ft.), a carpet knife and extra blades. I would up using a straight pick to get more carpet fibers out from under the cabinets to give a bit more room for the cabinets to overlay the floor.

I measured about 37 square feet in my sprinter and I used every last plank, as you need to cut the planks to length to fit as you go through the rows.

I don't like the rubber edging between the hull and the cockpit on the floor. it worked ok with carpet, but is sticking up making a raised lip overtop of the planks.

Anyway, it was hard but satisfying to get it down in two days. A great weekend project. I would recommend spending the necessary time to get as many fibers out of underneath the cabinets as you can.

Here are some pics of the carpet being cut out, picking the planks and the finished work.
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Wow, that Looks great. Where did you find your flooring?
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I finally did it. It took 5-7 hours to take out the carpet and prep the floor/edges and about 4-5 hours to do cutting and laying of the floor. I absolutely love it and it feels like a major upgrade.

I spent about $90 on resilient "Java Hickory" snap-lock strips (2 cartons covers up to 40sq ft.), a carpet knife and extra blades. I would up using a straight pick to get more carpet fibers out from under the cabinets to give a bit more room for the cabinets to overlay the floor.

I measured about 37 square feet in my sprinter and I used every last plank, as you need to cut the planks to length to fit as you go through the rows.

I don't like the rubber edging between the hull and the cockpit on the floor. it worked ok with carpet, but is sticking up making a raised lip overtop of the planks.

Anyway, it was hard but satisfying to get it down in two days. A great weekend project. I would recommend spending the necessary time to get as many fibers out of underneath the cabinets as you can.

Here are some pics of the carpet being cut out, picking the planks and the finished work.
Hey Mikolia69, where did you get your flooring? Also, you mention using a straight pick to remove carpet fibers,....could you explain what you mean by that. How did you handle the transition to the front rubber mat?

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