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Unread 09-20-2014, 06:55 AM   #1
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Soft Flooring advice

I'm doing a freebie for a friend.Linoleum over plywood.

Its a trailer bought to make a donut shop.The floor is bouncy like a trampoline so linol is the only choice.

I'm already assuming to float the transitions and get the floor flat.

Any suggestions?
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Unread 09-20-2014, 07:32 AM   #2
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Use underlayment grade 1/4" plywood stapled every 6" or so for underlayment. Strike the joints and staples with a good floor patch with some latex in it. We use mapei planipatch. Remember that flat isn't as important as smooth. Any bump ridge or speck of dirt will telegraph through sheet vinyl and look terrible.

As for cutting it in pattern scribing is the most foolproof way. Tape scribing felt to the floor and use a framing square to mark a line 2" out from anything being cut around. Lay your pattern on the vinyl and use the square to trace it out. A hook blade works best for cutting. Use correct seam sealer when joining sheets.

Roll the floor into the glue using a 100 lb roller working from the center out. Make sure to force out all air bubbles. Make sure to use the correct glue. There are countless vinyl backings and they don't play well with non recommended adhesives.
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What about some VCT...Like in jobsite office trailers. Pretty mindless install and pretty durable too.
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Unread 09-20-2014, 07:02 PM   #4
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Thanks,Dan.
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Unread 09-20-2014, 07:21 PM   #5
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What Dan said. Here's some good info on one of Armstrong's sheet floors, but they're generally applicable to any glue down sheet floor.

http://www.armstrong.com/pdbupimages/5015188090.pdf
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Unread 09-20-2014, 07:48 PM   #6
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perhaps the first thing is to find out exactly what floor is to be put in. many floors now are perimeter or looselay and thus much easier not to screw up. If you get a choice pick a easy floor to install.

VCT will just crack over time on most wood floors.

PM me if you need to know anything more. I have alot of experience with vinyl.
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Unread 09-21-2014, 12:05 PM   #7
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many floors now are perimeter or looselay and thus much easier not to screw up
Really? We haven't installed one of those in a decade or 2, since the last time they were popular.
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Unread 09-21-2014, 06:27 PM   #8
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Yea they are still here,different backings now though,also many felt backings can be perimeter glued also
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Unread 09-21-2014, 08:24 PM   #9
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marmoleum click

super easy . . . lots of kitchy design savvy colors -- patterns like tile, so borders or checkerboard or whatever -- also available in 1 by 3
or standard 12 by 12

some R value, environmentally freindly,

wholesale about 5 bucks a foot.


options are good
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Unread 09-22-2014, 10:00 AM   #10
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If you haven't already put down the linoleum flooring in that trailer, consider using our Ultrabond ECO 390 adhesive, since it's specifically designed for linoleum flooring.
http://www.mapei.com/public/COM/prod...390_TDS_EA.pdf

Happy Install!! (sounds like a free-donuts-for-life deal!)
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Unread 09-22-2014, 08:11 PM   #11
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Congoleum Air Step products

Sheet material

Easy to install

No glue needed (unless seams)

Cleans easy (Spray paint/sharpie marker won't stick to surface)

Will not telegraph on most surfaces.

Can go over existing vinyl/plywood/OSB/particle board no extra 1/4" needed!!

Will save your buddy money.

No other sheet goods compare.
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