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When To Use Vinyl Plank vs Carpet (Pros/Cons/Cost)

If you need to choose between carpet or vinyl plank flooring, consider that vinyl plank flooring is better for damp areas of the home and much easier to clean. It also tends to last longer than carpeting. If you’re just looking for flooring that is inexpensive and uncomfortable under your feet then carpeting may be the right decision.

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Can You Put Peel and Stick Tile Over Textured Surface (Walls/Floor)? (How To)

The most important component in successfully using a peel and stick tile is having a clean surface. Remove any dirt or grime that could lessen the hold of the adhesive peel. Use a degreaser if necessary. Clean the surface thoroughly, including the grout lines.

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Can You Put Peel and Stick Tile Over Wood Floors? (How To)

When putting down peel-and-stick tiles over your wooden floors, you will likely not need adhesive. Choose a good adhesive and apply it thoroughly. Before installing the new flooring, make sure you’ve measured the room where it should go so you have enough to cover the whole floor.

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Can You Put Vinyl Plank Without Removing Baseboards? (How To)

You can leave existing baseboards while installing vinyl planks on your walls or floors as these boards do not hinder the plank installation process in any way. Proceeding to install your vinyl planks this way, will save you time and energy that you would have otherwise spent removing baseboards.

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When to Use Vinyl Plank vs Peel and Stick (Pros/Cons/Cost)

In general, vinyl plank flooring is always better to use rather than peel and stick flooring. Peel and stick flooring is not as visually appealing, and is not as resistant to wear and tear as vinyl plank flooring. It also requires the subfloor to be in much better condition before installing it.

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When to Use Vinyl Plank vs Ceramic Tile (Pros/Cons/Cost)

Overall, vinyl planks should be used in all cases except in hot climates, or if you have a strong preference for the look of ceramic tiles. Vinyl plank tiles have a range of advantages over ceramic tiles. Vinyl planks are more comfortable to walk on, and provide better insulation than ceramic tiles.

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Can You Put Linoleum Over Laminate Flooring? (How To)

Generally, it’s possible to install linoleum over laminate flooring. The main consideration is that the laminate flooring is smooth and level. Any imperfections such as gaps in between the vinyl planks will be visible over time, as the linoleum will sag and mold to the underlying surface.

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Can You Put Carpet Around a Fireplace? (How To)

To install carpet, you must clean and dry your floor, ensuring no debris is left behind. Install tack strips along the edge of your room. Lay your carpet mat, securing it to the tack strips. Anchor the edges of your carpet and stretch to fit. Use a carpet cutter to cut any excess and secure all edges.

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Can You Put Carpet On Epoxy Floor? (How To)

You should first clean and dry your area to install carpet over your epoxy floor. Then install your tack strips. Lay a carpet mat to prep your floor. Measure and cut your carpet and begin by anchoring your carpet on the tack strips at the longest wall. Stretch your carpet and continue to anchor along the edges.

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How To Cut A Hole In A Ceramic Tile

You will find that an angle grinder works best for cutting any type of hole in a ceramic tile. The key to using an angle grinder properly is to have the hole marked out in advance and then carefully cut down through the tile so that you aren’t going beyond the intersecting lines. You can even cut a circular hole in a ceramic tile using an angle grinder by working your way around the hole multiple times until you have cut through it.

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How To Cut Vinyl Plank Flooring Already Installed

When it comes down to actually cutting the flooring, adjust the circular saw blade so it is the thickness of the board. If you can raise the vinyl flooring slightly, this will make the cutting easier. If this is the case, you can slip the 2×2 under the floor and adjust the blade on the saw so it is a little more than the thickness of the floor. I set the saw to a cut depth around 1/32-inch deeper than the thickness of the vinyl flooring layer. This ensures that the saw blade does not cut into the subflooring or the concrete if you are working in a basement room.

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