07:53AM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 09/06/03
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Would like to purchase or borrow video or DVD on how to install linolium rug and the underlayment. Need to get rid of all our carpets, allergies! Don,t want to do the tiles. Big house..Sinking house so floors are not good for hardwood or pergo. Besides don,t want to invest that kind of money in a sinking house...
Any help appreciated...


11:25AM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 09/06/03
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I live in Western NY and the problem is soil subsidance. Over 500 homes in our area. We have the army core of engineers doing an 18 month study here to find cause and recomendations. Since I can,t sell with over 120 thousand in repairs needed we must make it more comfortable for my daughter who has dust & other allergies. The floors have dropped almost 4 inches in places so hardwood and pergo are out of the question. You can,t float a flat floor on a wave..


08:39PM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
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install sheet vinyl in an entire house will be expensive,once you pull up the existing carpet and pad,pull all the will need to seal the floor ( i assume the smell comes from the last owners cats or dogs) the next thing you will need to do is sheet the floor with 3/8" p-board or 1/4" acx plywood ,because you cant lay sheet vinyl over construction grade plywood subfloor,the next thing to concider is what quality of sheet vinyl to buy,it will need to be thick enough to stand up to furniture(a 20 mil product will do that,anything less the furniture will punch holes in it)
when you add it all up $40.00a sy,with you doing all the work,would you concider a low level comercial carpet glued direct to the existing subfloor,the carpet will take about a week to "gas off" (get rid of the glue and dye smell) after that vacuming the carpet daily will get rid of dust and could have a carpet installed for you for about $12.00 sy or even less....good luck


03:11AM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 09/06/03
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Carpetman, Thanks for the info. We are not considering a low level carpet becasue it still holds dust mits. We would prefer linolium and do room by room. Starting with my daughters bedroom so she is sleeping without carpet. Still would love to find a video on installing linolium.

Graham Flooring

06:01PM | 09/09/03
Just a small thought. Have you considered VCT?
You can float the entire floor with embossing levelor, and put down VCT for half the trouble, and half the cost of Linolium. It comes in various colors, for makeing your own designs. (And best of all it will conform easily to your warped floor. )
You can buy VCT for about $30-$35 a box, and 1 box covers 45 sft.
One House could be tiled with VCT (1200 sft house) for about $1,000.

Hope I helped.


03:19PM | 09/10/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
it will also be much more durable than sheet vinyl,and easy to replace one tile...good luck


09:32PM | 09/12/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
80 lifetime posts
Tom and Mary,

Both Home Depot and Lowe's carry a kit called a quaranteed installation kit. These kits contain all the info you need to install vinyl flooring and if you follow the instructions they quarantee the installation or will pay to replace the vinyl. This might be something to look into.


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