Vinyl flooring with no padding

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Posted by: from Brampton
6/13/2022 at 12:09:33 AM

Basement contractor put vinyl planks with no padding. Planks are 7 mm thick but the concrete floor is not level. As I step on it I feel it depressing/ going down and popping back out. It has been directly put on the concrete. Should a vapor barrier/ padding or something not have been put underneath. Do they normally move so much or have so much play with just walking on it.

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Date/Time6/13/2022 at 6:12:05 AM

We always suggest to my clients the installation of dri core 2'x2' subfloor panels. I usually suggest aerated. So if water ever enters a location in the basement in the future, it will dry. There is also the same manufactures product with a foam backing. It provides a little warmth, and quiet.

A lot of contractors install rolled out foam first. But it is not particularly a good solution.

Good luck with it.



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Date/Time6/13/2022 at 10:19:26 AM


If floor concrete is not level vynil will play. Maybe they didn't use underlayment too.

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