Let’s talk LVT & LVP

Luky

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Unfortunately you’re right and leads to a major case of efflorescence.
I like e my dungeon with 8' high ceiling ( can go to 9.5' for an industrial look) . Tiles had been there for a while, still can't find efflorescence. I wouldn't change it now. Workmanship is remarkable. Pattern makes it is non - dungeon-y, grout is intact, looks like tiles were installed yesterday . I don't even bother to use spinner for cleaning, hardwood floor machine does the magic.
We like to make general statements about anything and everything, but is there a slight possibility that heated ( non-heated) tiles&grout floor in full walk-out basement might be an exception to the rule?
As far as engineered crap goes, we ( consumer) are taking hit, since manufacturers are cutting ( almost seem like skipping) trial period and sending product straight to our houses) Definitely seems that way, I've seen case where splash proof laminate buckled up from a few drops of water( yes, water got in between seems of the planks and for sure there was no ongoing issue with moisture perspiring from subfloor. Unfortunately, this is no coincidence, this occurrence is more common than we like to think. We can argue ( sorry, discuss) the topic, but there are millions of customers who are living the nightmare. Rather than coming with excuses
( efflorescence and such) let's talk about craftsmanship
( workmanship ) instead .
 

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Luky

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What I never understood is why people don't just put tile in their basements and then cover with rugs.

You won't have a moisture issue with tile.
Yes, you're right, but there will be many arguing that!!!
And yet, I'll have soon enough water extraction job in the basement, where there would be underlayment without moisture barrier ( not that it would matter if there is 4" of water present)
 

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I like e my dungeon with 8' high ceiling ( can go to 9.5' for an industrial look) . Tiles had been there for a while, still can't find efflorescence. I wouldn't change it now. Workmanship is remarkable. Pattern makes it is non - dungeon-y, grout is intact, looks like tiles were installed yesterday . I don't even bother to use spinner for cleaning, hardwood floor machine does the magic.
We like to make general statements about anything and everything, but is there a slight possibility that heated ( non-heated) tiles&grout floor in full walk-out basement might be an exception to the rule?
As far as engineered crap goes, we ( consumer) are taking hit, since manufacturers are cutting ( almost seem like skipping) trial period and sending product straight to our houses) Definitely seems that way, I've seen case where splash proof laminate buckled up from a few drops of water( yes, water got in between seems of the planks and for sure there was no ongoing issue with moisture perspiring from subfloor. Unfortunately, this is no coincidence, this occurrence is more common than we like to think. We can argue ( sorry, discuss) the topic, but there are millions of customers who are living the nightmare. Rather than coming with excuses
( efflorescence and such) let's talk about craftsmanship
( workmanship ) instead .
Lol trial period. The customer is the trial period :D Enough complaints the materials simply get dropped. Youll see it with that spill proof carpet. It too will disappear suddenly.
 

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Same here. Got just a few years left of carpet cleaning. Only reason Im still doing it is because it provides me with a good workout each day and dang, I just like doing it. so have at it you youngins.

As a sidenote, I did use some painters tape on LVP where it abutted carpet and the tape took the finish off. Had a pro redo it but he said there is some bad products out there.
 
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Same here. Got just a few years left of carpet cleaning. Only reason Im still doing it is because it provides me with a good workout each day and dang, I just like doing it. so have at it you youngins.

As a sidenote, I did use some painters tape on LVP where it abutted carpet and the tape took the finish off. Had a pro redo it but he said there is some bad products out there.
Sigh I've got...30 more years ? I dont really know lol. I feel like I'm getting old fast.
 

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I’m working on a coating that will make it clean up fast, give it a warm glow and has no wax content.
 

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We either use a small Minuteman auto scrubber or tile tools hooked up to our truck mount. Cleaning solution is usually Green pack from Magic Wand or stripper if the clients used a finish. Then if they want or need a finish applied we use Laminators Plus Restore which works great on laminates and other flooring surfaces.