Laying Vinyl Plank Flooring
Hi hope all is well. Looking to lay down lvp on concrete slab. Before we get into heated debate 2 flooring companies recommended vinyl floor after inspecting floor. Both said they would need to level floor yet they didn’t test is or lay down a single measurement. A few years back someone came in and said they could use vinyl because it’s forgiving, they thought they could manipulate the planks without leveling anything because they didn’t think it was that off. The floor looks flat on inspection, walking over the floor I don’t feel any dips or humps. I laid a 6 foot level all over the floor and a lot of spots hit level. Anything off is very slight, it seems to have a gradual slope in some spots. Maybe I’m just confused somehow not using level correctly. There isn’t a tool that makes this easier? Laying down the floor is easy but not sure if I want to tackle leveling the floor down myself. Seems like a difficult task for me, but it’s nearly 2000 for either company in labor to install floor. How forgiving is lvp, does it depend on the thickness? Does underlayment help with slight deviations? Can I hire a mason just to level the floor, it’s 360 square, not sure what I should expect to pay for that in labor.
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