Adura Max Problem

Discussion in 'Vinyl Flooring Q&A' started by Miriam Purcell, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I quoted One the other day 2500$ 2500sq ft. to grind paint and minor flattening of a slab. That was just the beginning of this mess before any flattening could take place. Which could be another 4-5 grand. Go ahead and buy the product(porcelain plank 6x36) and then figure out how it can be installed.

    So I walk away not caring if I get the job, just knowing it probably won’t get done right. One Installer was going to go over with sheet membrane. Another prep guy I quoted same price, a member here though doesn’t post much.

    So the gamble is do the job right or lose the bid sometimes. I’ll take the mint because I know the condition.
  2. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    That’s the reason for more problems these days.:nooo:
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  3. Ryan Benson

    Ryan Benson New Member

    With the rigid core and thicker lvps they no longer bend and form to the floors so mostly your floor is bridging a dip in the concrete floor. In my experience every concrete floor has hips and valleys also in my experience 99 percent of customers would not like 500 to 1000 extra cost on leveling out a floors so it is becoming an unofficial standard of tolerences. Most of the time when furniture is put back and the house is put together it is a minimize it.
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  4. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    ... this mentality is why I will always be in business. That floor that bridges gaps as it were will have movement. Period. Movement in any locking mechanism be it laminate, vinyl plank or tongue and groove floating hardwood will fail. The only question is when. If an installers idea of a quality installation is until the warranty runs out after a year then sure, what you say is sage advice. If ones idea of quality is your flooring will fail before my installation fails then this is a poor practice at best and down right criminal at worst. Those standards exist for a reason and should be maintained. Floor covering is just that, covering. If what it is covering is ugly....

    I reject installs all the time that do not meet installation standards and where budget will not allow for repair. Not every covering is acceptable for every floor.
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  5. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    I can make a moisture meter read high any day of the week if I really need an out. Aside from that, there aren’t too many floors that can’t be made to work with a little prep, properly placed transitions and the occasional blessed gift of drape. Knowing how to combine the 3 is where I make my money.
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  6. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    LOVE IT!!

    little huff huff here and... look at that miss, bending the needle it is. Lots of moisture in that concrete :)
  7. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

  8. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter I Support TFP

    The concrete may look mint to the eye but a good straight edge will tell all.
  9. It seems the OP has become a bit gun shy at this point. I wonder how things are going for her.
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