For a few dollars more, I could have had real hardwoods! DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT FOR A VERTICAL WALL! I bought some felt tips for the chairs so I’ll see how those do. Some boxes had 6 or 7 of the same and I ended up with a very imbalanced load. I laid out almost my whole house while waiting. Thanks for your time. It also suffers temperature variations. in Arizona heat can be as much as 118 during the day time. Pulled up another corner, – dry. Can I install this flooring directly over the old glue that was previously used for carpeting? Can I install this product over a think concrete slab that has 120 degree water flowing thru tubes in it? Can this flooring be applied in a three season porch in Massachusetts? Priced per square foot, this flooring is generally sold by the case. Please view a plank replacement how-to video here: We are thinking about installing this in the next home in place of tile and / or wood. I would love to hear. However, that has not prevented the fridge from being pulled out to clean. $3 per sq ft, I expected more. Thank you for your question. Can you install lifeproof planks over a heating floor? It includes many features designed to help it last a long time, even in high-traffic areas. I’m a contractor for over 20 years. After 9 months, there is a very shallow, almost imperceptible dent under the refrigerator. The spec sheet has that information. Thanks! This porch is NOT climate controlled, and gets direct sunlight. You can buy these at Home Depot. I wish you the best with the warranty and finding something to better suit your needs! If you install this over tile, you need to float an embossing leveler compound over the top of the tile to fill in the grout lines or they will show up through the lvp after a while. If you install this flooring in a basement that floods, let’s say 1/4 inch to one inch of water, how does the concrete underneath dry? There is always someone visiting and kids from 11yrs down to 6mo here on a regular basis. I have installed countless square feet of this product, over many different surfaces, traffic areas, and sun lit areas. Worried about offgassing. We acclimated our flooring for two weeks in the house and aside of about 5-ish boards that may have kind of not lined up well but we literally just finished the family room and the living room is almost complete. Simply click the Shaw planks into place as you’re installing them. Stone driveway,3 dogs (2 large). Prep and attention to detail is key. Sadly not a great idea to install any flooring in a basement that has active water. The sheet vinyl was peeling back by tub. Which floor do you think is better for a basement – the Home Depot LifeProof or Lowe’s Shaw matrix? We are interested in putting LVP in our basement. When in doubt, you can always ask an expert. If you’ve experienced issues, you may want to speak with a flooring expert to better understand the care and maintenance of your floors. Water may set on it for a few hours while we are in the pool. Also if you have a grout lines in your ceramic tile floor you should consider putting down a self- leveling product to fill in the grout lines. Also we have a heavy tredmill. I just had this installed in a small bathroom. I am glad you have not had to experience what the rest of us have. I’m a contractor, professional clothing installer, and a Realtor and about to rip out 15 boxes, of 74 that I bought, because it’s already separating in places, but even worse than that, it’s as noisy and hollow sounding to walk on as cheap 7 mm laminate. I removed the carpet and had new 3/4 inch plywood put down over the existing subfloor which raised the floor in the carpeted areas. Installing floors. Re: Installing LVP underneath thing, the mfg. We are looking for a durable surface that could withstand a motorized wheelchair. I bought a gallon of Zep ph neutral at Home Depot for less than $10. I would add another 2 layers of 5/8″ plywood or MDF before installing this LVP. The only cuts you will need is around the flange. We just put this flooring all through our house and the floors were uneven. I want to add an underlayment to increase height a little. What do you recommend? How about using it in a room with Kira if windows and sun coming in? my take don’t buy had much better luck with wood. Water does no damage whatsoever to the planks themselves, even if long submerged. I recommend putting felt pads under furniture in case you need to move it. Just run it to the edges of the base and trim it out with baseboards or quarter round. It would seem simple enough to put one of each in a box of 8. I have been a nurse since 1997. I bought 2 boxes of Lifeproof floor tiles to redo my bathroom floor. I don’t want to spend over 6 grand to replace our floors just to find out it is going to be full of scratches. The first batch I picked up was reasonably balanced. I actually put Evoke vinyl in but as far as rugs you can buy felt mats to go under the rugs from Home Depot , Amazon etc it look up hardwood safe rugs. Use a funnel for mess-free pouring. No. Any ideas on how to make it lock down? Average temperature during the day is 80 F, and we do not run an AC in the house. I have the same question as Christiane – I want to install an electric heating system under the vinyl floor. Furniture should not be dragged across the floor. Got it at Home Depot. there is a hairline lift on several corners and is just impossible to get completely flush. A concentrated cleaner formulated for all auto scrubber applications. Have you used LifeProof LVP flooring before? Get your 3 rows in and straight on the line. Thank you for your question. So after some research I discovered that Dawn foaming dish soap has a neutral ph, actually the same as the expensive vinyl flooring cleaner. We researched these floors for about 2 years before we pulled the trigger and dropped $3,000 on them. We are two cleanly adults in this home and we have hardly put it through anything. No, it comes with underlayment… if you add more you will avoid the warranty. There is a difference. A week after I finished Home Depot said the shipment is now back-ordered. You will just need a few simple tools like a tapping block and a soft-faced hammer. I scratch tested this product against many other LVPs out in the market, including ones that have a 24 mil wear layer. I love the flooring and love Ruggables as the rugs are washable and very low maintenance like the flooring. A wet slab as in it doesn’t have moisture barrier under it. Use a damp mop with detergent that’s safe to use on LVP flooring. the reality is, you can’t trust half the reviews you read online. Just spoke with our installer – he said since it contracts and expands – it will void the warranty. However, LVP should NOT be installed underneath an island or underneath cabinets due to the danger of the weight damaging the click-lock system. Those indentations may not be noticeable unless you get down on your hands and knees and look at it from the side, with your cheek almost touching the floor. Вчора, 18 вересня на засіданні Державної комісії з питань техногенно-екологічної безпеки та надзвичайних ситуацій, було затверджено рішення про перегляд рівнів епідемічної небезпеки поширення covid-19. Suggestions? Pros know that cleaning walls and painted surfaces requires a delicate touch. Amy, if you don’t mind me asking, what thickness did you use? The glued edges eventually failed and I am left with a ripple effect across the entire floor where edges have come up. Your experience mirrors mine. Ty. As long as those appliances are properly installed and maintained, you will have no trouble with the lifeproof vinyl. It should have been leveled and has even cracked. In their office space they have caster chairs and there are no divots or scratches from rolling over the flooring. Is LifeProof ADA approved? One of the easiest floors to install. What Do You Clean LifeProof Flooring With? Thank you. It would also make moving the appliances harder if they get embedding into their dents., Any scratches, dents, or scuffs caused by vacuum cleaners. But was curious as to the thickness being a problem. I hope this eases your mind and that you have an easy time with your install and love it as much as they do! Thinking of installing in summer house which is shut down for winter. It has a the DualClean feature. I have not purchased these floors. We have NuCore. A vapor barrier is a piece of material used for damp-proofing your floors. People often replace flooring to update a kitchen but only replace cabinets when doing a major remodeling. It has plenty of sheen as it is & already has a urethane wear layer on top. I would have returned the lot, but I had already started flooring. Is that my best option, or should I use something else?? That is a necessary req’t. We pulled up rinsed and dryer to re use. We just had Life Proof LVP installed in our dining, kitchen, laundry and master bath. You do not need a transition strip in an area this size. The floor flatness tolerance is 1/4″ over 10′. My dining room table – they are all heavy. Maybe they installed an Armstrong flooring that is not Lifeproof? We do not recommend that any polish be used on this floor. Brindley, what thickness of the lifeproof flooring did you use? Scratches and dents incredibly easily. What’s the best option for area rugs? I still like it a lot despite that drawback. That’s why you spend the extra cash — otherwise, laminate would do the trick a lot cheaper. Will I have difficulty placing my 8mm vinyl flooring under my refrigerator? Hi, Absolutely garbage! If you’re concerned about leaks when installing your LifeProof flooring, then consider including a 6mm polyfilm underlayment. This is what I am wondering also. The 21.7mil wear layer versions have a 15yr “full commercial” warranty. AJ, please reply how you rectified this. My partner is looking at an apartment with LifeProof Vinyl Plank Flooring, but she has serious environmental sensitivities and is concerned about it containing PVC, which is toxic and outgasses; and that it would have biocides and fungicides that are likely toxic. Under the toilet. Thank you for your question. I have baseboard electric heating in the winter and it can get very dry. Standing water isn’t even supposed to be left on it. We just purchased LifeProof waterproof rigid vote vynel plank flooring. They and HomeDepot withhold all this information and more. What is the required temperature for vinyl plank in a cottage in winter when there is no heat? This LVP is also good for your health. Does anybody have any experience with this? I am still saving so I can replace it all. However, lifeproof does make a porcelain wood-look tile that is for outdoor/indoor use and is more slip resistant than normal tile. No worries. Under installation it states that “once installed, no acclimation is needed…” My question is: is there acclimation required prior to installation? Shaw offers vinyl plank flooring with a fiberglass core that’s made with virgin vinyl. If you slide your furniture around instead of lifting it up, will this stuff tear? Would a vinyl or rubber rank mat discolor the floor? I can not 100% tell you no, but I can tell you my daughter gets out of the shower and gets out soaking wet leaving the floor soaking wet and you there has been no damage so I do not believe that it has gotten between the planks. The 12mil wear layer versions have a 10yr “light commercial” warranty. Just pulling out the chairs at our kitchen table left big scratches in the floor. But I was also told no vinyl backed. In fact, it should perform better than hardwood flooring in the case of a leak. A simple sweep and a mop will keep your floors looking great all the time. We’ve just installed Harrison Pine (Dark) on our entire main floor and it looks fabulous! Under specific guidelines, yes. we installed over our tile and did not fill in the grout lines and have had no issues whatsoever. On the butt seam you will have slight lippage. The only reason they recommend not placing under cabinets is to prevent cabinet removal in the event of needing to replace any damaged planks. The vapor barrier can be a sheet of plastic or foil to prevent water vapor from diffusing into the floor. We have 3 kids and my wife does daycare, and it holds up great. I absolutely love it. It is a more efficient option than carpet. Could you please tell me you have tested or know the reactive implications of ice melt and this floor? We have a 1000lb gun safe. Home Depot grout lines more than 1/4 inch wide will need to be filled in. Most of the planks in Shaw’s line are 5mm thick and the wear layers are 20mm thick. Shop Zep Foaming wall 18-fl oz Ammonia All-Purpose Cleaner in the All-Purpose Cleaners department at Lowe' It’s been in place for 4 months now and looks and wears perfectly. That’s the biggest failure in “DIY” floors is that most people do not pay attention to detail or they may make a mistake and act as if it’s no big deal but then turn around and bash a product because of there own negligence. A lot of my family and friends use it now as I recommend it so often. However, not all styles are available to ship to your home directly. We are also looking at Fresh Oak. All I can say is you will regret getting it. You could see scratches on Floret but not Lifeproof and wishes he had bought Lifeproof. I have three cats and two LARGE dogs, and my floor is warm, hides the dirt well (I sweep daily and can’t believe the mess that I am only seeing int he dustpan), is impervious to drips from the water dish, and doesn’t have a scratch on it! Our floor is Harrison Pine and truly looks amazing. This flooring is absolute garbage. This of course does concern me a little due to the warranty and points me in the direction of just laying down Red Guard. We were hoping it was just a bad area, but it happened everywhere. How does the floor look, feel, & did it set properly ? Trust me I had my reasons. Or replace the entire floor with a different brand? Certain versions only have a 6mil wear layer. It comes in 6, 12, and 22 mil wear layer. They obviously were not gouged into the surface, but were just material applied to it. Most will be shimmed to level, so I’m really confused about this warranty – which I cannot find on the HD website… just spent a lot of money – now having second thoughts. I’m thinking about installing the LVP LifeProof flooring in my basement. Be careful though if you have crown moulding for your cabinets – I have 3/4″ red oak flooring installed under the fridge. That is not the case. It looks horrible. They have two cats with claws and have seen no evidence of scratches or the like. Moved everything with felt movers and even got scratches from those. I cannot imagine this one. I posted elsewhere about this, below, but you can find out more in the Q&A area of either their website or in the Q&A section of the flooring listing at the home depot website. YouTube has some good videos with tips. All we can figure is with moderate humidity and the 25 yr old concrete floor sweating, moisture accumulated to the point that we have puddles in the middle of the room on the concrete floor as we rip out the vinyl. Because radiant heat creates a dry heat that can lower interior humidity levels, it may be necessary to add a humidifier to maintain the humidity level between 30-85% to prevent damage to the vinyl floor. Installed in a back porch area where people come in from the outside. Can’t get an answer. We recommend using Zep Neutral Cleaner to clean the floor. My washer and dryer. She loves to write about things that will transform your house into your dream home. It cleans up well and looks as good as the day I laid it. Also, if that is not advisable could I use underlayment – so I would not to have to scrape off the old glue? It’s a long hallway (10×3), then I have to pass the toilet and into a small linen closet which would make that 10×5. Is there a protective coat I can put on to help fill without changing the look of the floor? No ones mentioned ceramicized surface to me before. The following are not covered by the LifeProof warranty: This warranty only applies to the original buyer of the LifeProof flooring and at the original installation site. Thanks! The backing does not deteriorate over time or collect moisture. A flooring inspector came and did a report and said that we did not leave the 1/4 space required, that isn’t true, we did. Just spray, wait, and wipe on tubs, sinks, showers, tile and more The problem is that almost every corner where the floor connects seems to not be completely even. I have existing tile that is ceramic tile on my floor and would like to install lifeproof flooring over without removing the tile. How do you switch out a plank if there is some major damage to it? We had just put down Lifeproof and we flooded. You also don’t have to wax the floors because the planks are treated. It’s bulletproof. Ive read most lifeproof LVP is 6 mil wear layer so I can only assume most of you, good or bad reviews, must have a 6 mil wear layer. I don’t understand these complaints. The cleaner is suited for all hard non-porous surfaces not harmed by water, including countertops, sinks, faucets, floors and doors. I use a dab of dishsoap on a wet cloth and apply directly to scratch with light pressure. Over 2400 sf of it. So you can trust that this line of flooring is safe, free from many of the harmful contaminants that some products contain. As for your cabinetry, it will not go under the cabinets. I’m sure the guy who installed it did that. We would like to install lifeproof luxury vinyl flooring in our family room. People’s feet get dirty-feeling walking on it without socks. I called the number and was told two products that are neutral ph, that is not too acidic or basic. However we are still going to install again and just say the heck with it. The temperature range is 50F-100F. As with any flooring material though, be sure to keep it as clean and dry as possible as this will extend the already great lifespan. Can you use LifeProof flooring in a sunroom that is built over an elevated deck? Bill. You can order LifeProof flooring, as well as other popular flooring brands like the Floorte line made by Shaw, online or at your local Home Depot store. Right now I am using a Zep Professional 32 oz spray bottle to hold my homemade shower cleaner. I verified this information through the 800 number to the manufacturer who explicitly told me to NOT use this product as was directed by the “experts” at Home Depot. With larger dogs, that run when the doorbell rings, it could be an issue. When installing I lock the flooring in, then using a tap block, I tap the plank towards the installed plank and it fully seats the flooring. It’s nice and looks amazing. These planks come in gorgeous shades of gray like Rustic Wood or Lighthouse Oak, and beautiful brown hues like Heirloom Pine and Shadow Hickory. I’m reading do not put this flooring under cabinets. The installer told us that it will eventually conform to the floor beneath. But these LVP planks can look great anywhere throughout your home. I returned 2 boxes that were all the same and 2 more on the next load. The water will eventually evaporate and you can just clean the water spot by rubbing it. Is this ok to do? Looking to install in an enclosed sunroom. This spray bottle also has a long trigger that is ergonomically designed to be easier on the hands. Shop cleaning supplies and a variety of cleaning supplies products online at Good news is, it hides all the dog hair; bad news is, it hides all the dog hair. I sweep and mop. It is a great product, wears well, holds up to my 8 year old and three cats, easy to clean, and looks good. It is really interesting that people are having trouble with Lifeproof vinyl planks.I have had it for two years on my basement floor which is concrete and have had zero problems,no scratches,no anything.Like any flooring if you drag heavy abrasive things it my scratch.People seem to think it’s supposed to be indescribable. Make sure subfloor doesn’t have humps and dips in short distances. Make sure your floor stays straight and square, check your grooves to make sure they aren’t damaged or broken. Scratches SO easy just by sliding a chair,box,garbage can etc. Then I tried to use the file to sand it with no luck. Can this be done? I’m not sure how easy it will be to replace a plank, but will definitely try.. Other than the few scratches, I love it!! It was not glued down except under the living room slide, other wise it floats. I installed Seaside Oak, a fairly dark brown-gray, throughout the bottom level of my home and had the same problem. Once the tongue is in the groove I hammered on the face of the plank with the mallet at a sweeping angle and it generally slides right in. The floor under the LVT has to be level. I don’t want to damage this beautiful floor. Yes, you MUST put a vapor barrier down over basement concrete slabs before installing a LVP floor. My understanding is that it’s rubber matting that should always be avoided, as it can discolor LVP. Thanks, Mia. Easily mounts on glazed tile, mirrors, painted and unpainted metal walls with self adhesive tape. No need to rinse and doesn't leave a residue. They denied our claim and now we will have to go to Home Depot directly or our house insurance. We just installed Essential Oak vinyl plank flooring in my father’s bedroom. Not saying I could not find a tool in my shop that would scratch or damage it, but no way a laundry basket would do any damage to the ceramic enhanced surface of this Vinyl Plank Flooring that I am holding. Thank you for your question. I live in Hawaii and the product is sold at my local store. sand,tiny pebbles or something because our dogs can’t destroy it. It was a total waste of money. My customer was told at Home Depot that this Lifeproof Flooring would be IDEAL and PERFECT for their front porch. Absolute garbage. That piece, about 12″ X 48″, has been removed. The planks were glued to each other, floating. You’re better off spending the money on water mitigation up front, then improving the cosmetics of the room. It says the underlayment is included. Do we have to cover it to prevent damage from sparks? And at a cost of less than $3 a square foot in most areas, it is also a budget-friendly product. Once imprinted, no way to get it out. Considering replacing my entire first floor with lifeproof. No Issues. Good luck. We just installed 1,000 sq ft of the lifeproof flooring in our home in July 2019. This flooring comes in only 4 patterns plus another 4 that are the same, but reversed. The latest trend that many homeowners are going with is luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring. When you find out after and complain they tell you anything heavier than the plank itself if dragged across the floor can scratch it. Should we just get some new planks? I have installed this product and other much higher end LVP flooring(Armstrong $8 SF, not impressed) and this product has been my favorite to install. I would never sell a home owner less then a 12 mil or your wasting time and money. Does it collect moisture? Also, I’m using 9/16″ moulding so that’ll at least give it an extra 1/16″ inch of overlap. Current engineered hardwood is delaminating, either due to temperature (water enters system at 103 degrees F), defective product or badly installed underlay. Thank you for your question. Very disappointed! I’ve been doing flooring for 15+ years. I’ve been experimenting with a sample. My wife and I just put Lifeproof in our house and it’s beautiful. Floor has to be taken up to see the cause. Which brand of cleaner is recommended for this type flooring in the bathroom? Thanks. Some say its indestructible and some say it scratches just by looking at it. My concern in this case is not for leaking since the flooring product claims to be waterproof, but for the “dents” made by the weight of the appliances through their supporting feet. LifeProof vinyl planks are scratch resistant, so they will hold up well in high-traffic areas. Some of the backing is still attached to plywood base. Weather has a lot to do with this flooring, both cold and warm. It, like water, will not penetrate the joints if it is installed correctly. One and 7/8 plywood underlay is crazy! I just did the bathroom floor about 2 months ago. Is this true? I’m half-way sorry that we went with LifeProof. This will keep you from damaging the plank. Took a day to dry the concrete and all is good- but will be looking for a new, breathable product to put down now. Yes, install flooring after the cabinets are set. We installed ours over a 6 ml vapour barrier, as per Home Depot instruction in January. Is it ruined? Vous trouverez dans ici le détail sur les médicaments remboursés en France entre 2012 et 2019 (quand des données plus récentes seront publiées, elles seront mises à jour) 12 mil thick? LVP is not for outdoor use. Installed easily. It comes apart regardless. Vinyl flooring we had before was always sticky from humidity and stained from the appliance feet. We also have dogs, but have had no problems with scratches from their nails. Take the time to level out your old floor, or your wood or concrete subfloor flaws, using a product like LevelPro (which is self-leveling) or one of the premixed patching compounds that come in a pint or gallon size. Lifeproof planks can handle 250 lbs per square inch. The trouble is my family room is currently carpet and my kitchen and foyer are ceramic tile. He bought Floret before he knew about Lifeproof. We want to use this product for our main floor renovation including a new kitchen. I do not want to own the economic catastrophe beholden to this product as a mistake. LifeProof is not ADA approved. No vapor barrier. And, for that matter, all of your other helpful contributions. The Installation instructions inside the packages of flooring state very clearly to NOT use this product in an area prone to flooding or overly wet. Can this be fixed or did I use the wrong product ? I called Home Depot to inquire about this and tell them my situation and I will be taking these back. Best Sellers Gift Ideas Prime New Releases Customer Service Electronics Home Books Gift Cards Computers Coupons Deals Store Toys & Games Fashion Health & Household Computer & Video Games Sell Automotive Sports & Outdoors Grocery Kindle Books Beauty & Personal Care Home Improvement Pet Supplies Baby Subscribe & save Registry. I specifically went with it due to the waterproof characteristics. And vinyl flooring has a shorter lifespan than hardwood flooring. It’s easy to install so you’ll have no problems. Cabinets should sit on your solid sub-floor or solid finished floor. Thank you for your question. The locking system is also difficult to install and it breaks easily. It has a petroleum base and the fumes trapped under anything vinyl will damage it. Let me add, though, that unless you caulk at the baseboards, water WILL be able to get under your flooring that way, but will still not damage your flooring. Am I better off putting this flooring down after the cabinets are installed? Use Dual-Force Foamer Clog Remover for effective drain cleaning that won't harm your pipes or septic systems. One of the shortfalls of vinyl flooring is that it can’t be refurbished. Therefore, LifeProof vinyl flooring is perfect to install in top-floor apartment units because it will minimize noise of footfalls heard by neighbors below. 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