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Old 04-04-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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Vinyl Plank Flooring Help


Hey all,

I have a potential new client that is looking to install vinyl plank flooring in his business. he owns a rehabilitation facility and wants to get rid of the current carpet. he is looking at that trackmaster allure ; the floating floor. The space is around 2000 sf. and he has 3 different offices that could lead to future work.

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1. being as i have never installed this product, and really dont know how much time it will take, does anyone have any ballpark as to what to charge for labor? the product itself runs around $2 /sf

2. any tips or tricks for installing that could effect my bid? dont want to under bid and realize that i didnt figure something into it, or dont want to over bid and possibly lose the potential new business.

thanks everyone in advance.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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I am gonna take a guess here...

$3.50 sqft

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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I installed the product in a friend's rental.
It has worked very well.

I have also seen it in a number of other installations where it has failed.

You say it's going in a re-hab facility...if it is a medical facility there may be codes that govern floor specs.

The stuff goes down fast...if you touch the two glue strips together, they will not willingly come apart...

When I installed the floor it was warm & flexible & indoor temp was about 68 deg. Also rolled it as we put it down.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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I have used it on a floor of my own. Layed down nice and seems to be holding up fine. Like Griz said they don't come apart easy so make sure the first time.
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On commercial, I wouldn't recommend that. Its better to glue down a vinyl plank
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