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Carpenter Nathan Gilbert goes on a house call as he helps a homeowner dealing with a dated kitchen floor. After explaining to Kevin what goes into planning a floor, such as materials and subflooring, he heads to the home to lend a hand.
Cost: Around $500, depending on floor size
Time: One day
Tongue-and-groove vinyl floating floor material [https://thd.co/3H5bfQY]
Note: It’s a good idea to let the new flooring acclimate to the humidity in your home. Open the packages and give the product a day or two to adjust before laying the floor.
Vinyl transition pieces [https://thd.co/3H2a1pP]
¼-inch spacers [https://amzn.to/3u7jDf4]
Construction adhesive [https://amzn.to/3tWV2d5]
Utility knife [https://amzn.to/3qXZ82K]
Pry bar [https://amzn.to/3nSYzVZ]
Dust mask [https://amzn.to/3AE5rLZ]
Safety glasses [https://amzn.to/3ICNujH]
Circular saw [https://amzn.to/3rT0H19]
Flooring cutter or miter saw with a finish blade [https://thd.co/3tVvLQt]
Rubber mallet [https://amzn.to/3IwFbG2]
Flooring tapping block [https://amzn.to/3AAst6n]
Flooring pull bar [https://amzn.to/3GdXgHD]
Nail gun [https://amzn.to/3IDupOw]
Caulking gun [https://amzn.to/3fXtlZo]
Where to find it?
Nathan installed Pergo [https://pergoflooring.com/] Defense+ 7.5 in. W Classic Weathered Pine Antimicrobial Click Lock Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring [https://thd.co/3H5bfQY] in a homeowner’s kitchen. Nathan used Marshalltown [https://marshalltown.com/] 13-inch Flooring Shears [https://thd.co/3tVvLQt]. To account for expansion and contraction of the planks, Nathan used 1/4-inch flooring spacers [https://amzn.to/3u7jDf4] along the perimeter.
To remove the existing vinyl flooring, Nathan used a circular saw [https://amzn.to/3rT0H19] to cut the floor into 2’x2′ squares, then removed the squares using a pry bar [https://amzn.to/3nSYzVZ] and hammer [https://amzn.to/3qZD2Nd], all of which is found at home centers.
William C. Gilbert Carpentry provided expert assistance with this segment.
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