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Old 09-12-2018, 11:30 AM   #1
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Good customers of mine have had their 1st floor flooded 3 times in the past year. The last was yesterday after the creek flooded and came in the house.

It's a hallway, bedroom and 'game room"...all concrete slab.

The last time it happened, after everything was repaired/replaced, etc, etc...they had vinyl plank put down...specifically...

Mannington Vinyl Plank
Margate Oak Waterfront (how fitting)
Laminate Rigid Click
Aquabarb paper under the floor and on top of the concrete.


I'm putting in an industrial dehumidifier today. They were busy last night with vacuums, mops and squeegees.

My question... can this product be taken up...dried out and be re-installed with new paper after everything also gets dried out?

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Re: Laminate Floor Question....


I think the edges will curl.
If this is the third time it's flooded, I would acid stain the concrete and take the flooring problem out of the equation for next time.

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I think the edges will curl.
If this is the third time it's flooded, I would acid stain the concrete and take the flooring problem out of the equation for next time.

Just my .02
House has been there 40+ years...never a flooding problem until lately.

They have messed with culverts upstream and this is the result.

This is going to end with attorneys, city and county engineers and all that goes along with that combination.
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Good customers of mine have had their 1st floor flooded 3 times in the past year. The last was yesterday after the creek flooded and came in the house.

It's a hallway, bedroom and 'game room"...all concrete slab.

The last time it happened, after everything was repaired/replaced, etc, etc...they had vinyl plank put down...specifically...

Mannington Vinyl Plank
Margate Oak Waterfront (how fitting)
Laminate Rigid Click
Aquabarb paper under the floor and on top of the concrete.


I'm putting in an industrial dehumidifier today. They were busy last night with vacuums, mops and squeegees.

My question... can this product be taken up...dried out and be re-installed with new paper after everything also gets dried out?

Thanks.
Your post is somewhat confusing.

Is it vinyl plank or laminate?

It can be taken up, whether it will cooperate and allow for a decent
re-install is another question.
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Your post is somewhat confusing.

Is it vinyl plank or laminate?

It can be taken up, whether it will cooperate and allow for a decent
re-install is another question.
She had a leftover box stored.

I dunno. She texted me with what she said the box read.

The website says:

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Margate Oak A refined, reclaimed wood visual, Margate Oak's detailed graining makes this luxury vinyl plank floor a must for any interior that coverts modern rustic elegance. A sensible floor with a brilliant design, this surface is as durable and functional as its beauty.
I'll take a look when I get there.
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LVP should not be effected by water.

with a little luck & gentle persuasion at demo pretty good odds it will go back together ok.....maybe.....sorta....
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What is the cost trade-off of removing, drying, cleaning and reinstalling the existing, instead of dumping the old and putting in new----labor vs material cost.
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With vinyl plank what I'd be concerned with if it locks back together properly once it's been taken apart. I have issues with the ends not always locking together even when new.
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LVP should not be effected by water.

with a little luck & gentle persuasion at demo pretty good odds it will go back together ok.....maybe.....sorta....

This, vinyl is plastic... relatively impervious to moisture. If you're gentle, you should be fine but you'll likely need a few extra boxes.
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Despite being non porous, I think the right course of action with grey water would be to clean the planks with an antimicrobial solution before reinstalling. The labour of gentle demo and cleaning sounds to me like it might out weigh going new, as was mentioned above.

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