Weekend Warrior

03:25AM | 02/10/04
Member Since: 11/29/02
106 lifetime posts
Well, I have decided to install either vinyl tile or lino in my dining room.

The existing underlayment is in prettu good shape, except the gaps are excessive and it was installed with (non-ring shank) nails, which have been driven too deep creatign a 'crater' or are working their way out.

I plan to install new underlayment over this but have a couple of (more) questions:

1. What should I use for this undelayment, and what thickness? I'd like to keep it as thin as possible.

2. If I go with the vinyl tile (which I probably will), it obviously will be laid from the centerpoint of the room- how should the underlayment be laid out? I don't imagine 4 intersecting corners of underlayment below 4 intersecting tile corners is the ideal situation. Or is it?

3. Lastly, the dining rom has 1 exterior door. How do I address the new floor height at the door sill. The door obviously need trimming, but I do not know what to do about the threashold.

Thanks in advance


02:07PM | 02/10/04
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
# 1.use plywood,acx is fine,1/4" thick.
# 2.stagger the underlayment,run it the otherway from the one you are going over.
# 3.take off the the underlayment tru the door,replace the threshold and cut door as needed to fit the higher threshold,

Weekend Warrior

02:37PM | 02/10/04
Member Since: 11/29/02
106 lifetime posts
1. Thank You
2. OK, but where do I start? In a corner?
3. So the threashold will be on top of the underlayment/flooring. What about the edge of the plywood- should I do anything there?


06:44PM | 02/11/04
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
a corner can be a good place to start,think about which way will reguire the least amount of cutting (of the underlayment)
nothing special at the edge,you could chalk with a flexable silicon.your wall base (rubber or wood) is all thats needed..,,good luck

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