DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Flooring > Vinyl Hardwood Planks




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-13-2011, 10:44 AM  
isola96
Senior Member
 
isola96's Avatar
registry_dropdown_24199_63619
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lagrangeville, New York
Posts: 437
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

?... I think joe has it spot on.... No?


isola96 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 11:49 AM  
samfloor
Carpet Installer
 
samfloor's Avatar
registry_dropdown_18647_63624
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Buckner, Missouri
Posts: 227
Liked 24 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


__________________
[url]http://www.flooringforum.com/forum/[/url]


(AKA Floorist, Rusty Baker)
samfloor is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 01:51 PM  
isola96
Senior Member
 
isola96's Avatar
registry_dropdown_24199_63632
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lagrangeville, New York
Posts: 437
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Dude that stuff is easier putting down then P&S you can't mess it up I prefer laminate interlocking but that's me but on a slab you need to use a underlayment barrier like that.
isola96 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 01:53 PM  
joecaption
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_21184_63633
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hartfield VA, VA
Posts: 1,501
Liked 83 Times on 68 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Ok so where did I go wrong? We all have something to learn here, so help me out with better info for this poster.
joecaption is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 08:30 AM  
samfloor
Carpet Installer
 
samfloor's Avatar
registry_dropdown_18647_63953
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Buckner, Missouri
Posts: 227
Liked 24 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

It is never a good idea to put plywood on a concrete floor. Every hole the tapcons make will allow moisture to come thru and cause the plywood to rot. Every time I have seen plywood put on concrete it has failed.
__________________
[url]http://www.flooringforum.com/forum/[/url]


(AKA Floorist, Rusty Baker)
samfloor is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 09:20 AM  
joecaption
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_21184_63954
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hartfield VA, VA
Posts: 1,501
Liked 83 Times on 68 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

And what would you suggest? If it's 1/4 tile board that's not water proof and may act like a sponge since you could not lay down a vaper barrier and thin set it in place.
I've done a few dozen of them in my area including my own slab home that the slab sets below grade (and it's got a really high water table) by sealing the floor, adding a 6 Mil. vaper barrier, use 1-1/2 Tap-Cons (The slabs going to be 4" thick) and a dab of silicone shot into the holes before the screw goes in and have never had a call back.

Last edited by joecaption; 11-18-2011 at 04:16 PM.
joecaption is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 02:21 PM  
nealtw
Contractor
registry_dropdown_20526_63971
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 13,218
Liked 1312 Times on 1155 Posts
Likes Given: 2224

Default

The only time you would have problem with what Joe has suggested is when the perimiter drain isn't doing it's job. For many years now we have had poly under the slab so there would be no problem.
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 02:44 PM  
isola96
Senior Member
 
isola96's Avatar
registry_dropdown_24199_63976
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lagrangeville, New York
Posts: 437
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

The slab should be deep enough were the taps or spax won't harm the slab.


isola96 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Vinyl over hardwood - repair help ravenwngd Flooring 0 05-18-2011 07:08 AM
Cedar planks for lawn edging? SilverSword Garden and Lawncare 3 04-14-2010 07:11 AM
painting and cutting rot out of exterior planks starrider Carpentry and Woodworking 7 07-05-2006 08:45 PM
Plywood over existink floor planks jayheard Flooring 2 12-11-2005 12:08 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS