Jerri Nicholson Flooring November 10th, 2018 - 07:49:44
This is what it looks like we're renovating a basement, and this is how the walls are. Looking right now, those are stained pine boards, and so we want it to go with a floor. That was just a little bit lighter than that, and so this morning seemed just perfect for what we're trying to do, and so far we like it because it's got all kinds of different patterns on it and different color variations to get started. What we do use our laser level to shoot a straight line, the laser level that we have will shoot a line across this wet dimension and then a 90-degree line in the opposite dimension, so that off this wall we can see how straight our wall is, and That wall to this wall is off by a half inch or so not enough to get too worried about we'll make it up.
The basics of this are very simple, the plank that we have already has the pad attached, which is super nice. It's just one more thing: you don't have to do because it's vinyl that's a great product to put in the basement, and this is in the basement, our basements dry. We don't have any watering issues, we did a vapor test on it and that turned out fine, but nonetheless, basements can be high humidity stuff again, it's all vinyl plank is perfect. We're gonna have a lot of traffic back and forth across this to the lake, and this is super durable. I think that the warranty is.
This is a lifetime residential where a five-year late commercial, where a lifetime structural and a lifetime waterproof guarantees. So that's the beauty of vinyl, especially in the place where you're gonna get lots of traffic and a lot of where it cleans up just with water or some very light non-racist detergent we've got the planks going in and Tom first and that's the tongue.
Is this right there and then the next, the next piece once it's down the next piece is going to come in like this, and that tongue is going to go underneath the existing piece and I'll just lock in so it's pretty easy to apply. We have quarter inch spacers between the floor, the plank, and the wall because this is a floating floor. They allow for expansion and contraction and that's that what that quarter each gives us this particular floor. They want you to put it in and you tap it from the front.
You start from left go to the right. You tip you put it in lay the first one. Now you put the second one in and like this, because the house has a tongue on the left side and then down and then tap it from the left and then, as you can add rows. You'Re going to put it in like on this 45-degree angle, and then snap it down here and just go across left or right all the way wherever your tongue is you tap it on the opposite side, and you want to be careful. You don't break off this, the groove on the backside, because your next piece is gonna snap into that.