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GaryE

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10 d10 dGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hi,
It just so happens our company has pretty much moved over to pulling up tiles, so I can give you quite a bit of information on that subject.
In all honesty,…

Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered
10 d10 dGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hi,
I feel your pain, there is often so much to think about when you have a big renovation ahead of you, I'll try to sort out what I can for…

24 d24 dGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hi Ajoshi,
Thanks so much for the kind words. I am not familiar with the Forbo Flex Wood, but I am certainly familiar with Forbo. They are a very high quality…

27 d27 dGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hi Crazysafari,
sorry for the late reply, working away at the moment.The store is quite correct, vinyl planks or tiles will definitely give you problems due to excessive temperature change. I…

2 months2 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

It's designed to reduce the noise of people walking on it, so there would be different materials used in the under layers I would think. It is designed to meet…

2 months2 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hi Gilly,
I have checked out the acoustic range from Karndean. I have never installed this product myself, but I have some experience with the growing demand for quieter flooring, especially…

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2 months2 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Yes, "looselay" is the name of the 4.5mm to 5mm thick planks, which are the ones you want. "Direct Stick" planks are the older 2mm to 4mm thick planks without…

2 months2 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hi Gilly, I will have alook tomorrow for you, and post up my thoughts then.

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2 months2 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hey Steel,
The negatives, from my perspective, are mainly in the following areas;
The marketplace - I would advise you to stick with reputable retailers, as there are a lot of cheap…

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2 months2 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hey Patrick,
There are a variety of levelers out there, by quite a few manufacturers. Generally, the installer will do his own floor prep and use a particular brand. These brands…

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3 months3 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hi Heliosphere,
Sadly, there is a change in thinking going through the industry right now. Manufacturers and retailers are getting too many installs which result in gapping during colder months.
What…

3 months3 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hey Marz,
Installer rates are regionally diverse, so it depends on where you are. Prices range from $17 to $25 per square metre. I would recommend you contact Karndean's local rep,…

4 months4 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hey thinkpanther
Porcelain tiles are a beautiful floor, but there is a significant cost attached. They are a hard floor, cool in summer but cold in winter. They have a very…

6 months6 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi,
You can lay vinyl planks over ceramic tiles, we actually specialize in doing just that and we do a lot of it. However, it is a process that requires diamond…

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7 months7 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Karndean Looselay Plank

Hi Ynnie,
LVT planks are very different in composition to sheet vinyl. I cannot fault the argument about the ecological impact of LVT; it's plastic, and plastic bad, plain fact. However,…

7 months7 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Karndean Looselay Plank

Hey again, Ynnie
Karndean are the most widely respected and well-known vinyl plank on the market in Australia. They are more expensive than others, but there's a reason for that. Most…

7 months7 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hi Ynnie,
Some vinyl planks can be rejuvenated using a sealer, which can be applied with a mop, but be aware that, once you do this, the floor will require stripping…

8 months8 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hi Pato,
I recommend direct stick, unless your sub-floor has serious problems, and it is prohibitive to bring it to a good enough standard to accept planks. Concrete needs to be…

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8 months8 monthsGaryEGaryE posted:
Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

Hi everyone,
I am a vinyl plank installer with 35 years experience in all facets of resilient floor coverings. We are floor renovation and vinyl plank specialists, so feel free to…

Vinyl Plank Flooring Questions Answered

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