Tandus Centiva LVP

Discussion in 'Commercial Flooring Sales & Installation' started by Steve Olson, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Steve Olson

    Steve Olson Hardwood/Laminate Guru Charter Member Senior Member

    Wrapped up my week at our local casino installing the Centiva LVP. Lots of remodeling going on at Black Oak Casino, this is the Willow Springs Bar. Installed the Schulter scibe-to metal on Wednesday, self leveler Thursday. Because the slab isn't flat when the metal is installed, we have to do a little grinding and some filling, to get the LVP to sit flush with the metal edging. We use the Schonox roll on primer and adhesive; great stuff, near zero down time and very aggressive grab. About 80 ft of scribing, that was the only difficult part. I use the 8" Gundlach recess scriber, but wonder if there is something or a better technique. Centiva ia really hard to scribe and cut, but we got it done. Pictures are horrible, can't see the material very well. The shape was a giant U, and did the corners in a stair step. 20170826_152704.jpg 20170826_152713.jpg
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  2. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Nice, I think I would have wanted the plank in one direction for ease of install, so the long points parallel and bottom of U going same direction. Nice wall blocking public. Is that your Rockstar drink Rockstar? They any good? I do Full Throttle pre heart attack drinks when I need a boost.
  3. Steve Olson

    Steve Olson Hardwood/Laminate Guru Charter Member Senior Member

    Ha haa, I'm a coffee guy, but in the summer heat, 1 of those cut with water 50-50 works pretty well. What you didn't see is the 30oz YETI tumbler I mix it up in. Fill it with cubes, add the mix, good cold drink all day. My focus can wander a bit these days. They were running a promotion at the casino that weekend, a (up to) 75K payoff on a couple banks of progressive penny slots. All this out side while we were working. It was guaranteed to pay out at 75k; it was at 74,803 when I left yesterday when we wrapped up. Just going to work everyday is enough gamble for me!
  4. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    Recesss scribing is something we tend to differ on based on how the tools feel in our hands and how we read and cut the scribe lines. Did you try using a heat gun? Those commercial vinyl planks/tile have super hard finishes that are very difficult to scribe and cut. I see everyone using different ones but most guys are stuck with the hinge scribes-----because that's all they got in the box.

    I carry an Armstrong Recess Scribe, a Crain Hinge Scriber and the Airway one like your Gundlach. Usually you have to take your time with the scribe and maybe make a couple passes to ensure a visible pin line. Then the heat gun softens it up to keep your utility blade from sliding off that hardened finish. Usually finish with a hook blade to get a little bevel.

    Centiva makes a very nice product and their glue is as good as it gets.
  5. Steve Olson

    Steve Olson Hardwood/Laminate Guru Charter Member Senior Member

    Sounds pathetic, but the heat gun never occurred to me. It was really hard to see my line, once scribed. One trick I've used before was to scribe onto tape applied to the section, but all though it was more visible, it was hard to follow as it was such a shallow line. Best way was to score it with a couple pass's, and just let the blade follow. I told the guy working with me, I couldn't really see it, but the knife knew where to go.
    I have a couple recess scribers too, on the straight sections the Wolff lino cut may have been the ticket, but I didn't try it. Thanks for the suggestion!
  6. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Some use a tablesaw to cut to the line, vinyl dust.
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  7. Steve Olson

    Steve Olson Hardwood/Laminate Guru Charter Member Senior Member

    We could of done that too, but using a table saw inside would of opened a can of worms there; the area where we could of set it up was a long walk from where we were working. Some of these casino and hospital jobs are just a PIA.
  8. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I recently saw a guy use one of these to cut LVP. The new plank have some super hard finishes (eg. Armstrong D10) and he scribed the line and cut with the jigsaw.
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    An additional trick he used was to add a couple layers of tape on the back of the discard side of the plank. It gives about a 2-3 degree bevel to the cut, making for a tighter fit.
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  9. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I think the heat welding seminar the one guy broke out a piece of chalk to highlight the scribe marks to cut the seam(clarify, the side of chalk rubbed across the scribe mark accents the cut). Even a little battery jigsaw would work with the right blade.
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