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A conversation about installation and floating a WPC floor

  • Client

    hello!

  • I purchased the WPC Driftwood from you guys about 2 months ago and going to install it today. I thought I saw and installation manual but can't seem to find it. Would you have that?

  • We Ship Floors

    One moment

  • Client

    SKU: UT074

  • We Ship Floors

  • Client

    great, thats good. Do you have transistion pieces available? I cant seem to find them

  • We Ship Floors

    Yeah, are located at the bottom of the specific product page you are interested in.

  • Client

    cool

  • Why do you recommend NOT installing cabinets on top of the floors?

  • We Ship Floors

    Because the floor has to float - the weight of the cabinets will pin down the flooring and restrict movement that the floor needs to avoid buckling 

  • Client

    like move? for expansion etc?

  • We Ship Floors

    Yes, you click the planks together and "float" it

  • Client

    so, you could get seperation, ok

  • We Ship Floors

    If part of your floor is secured down, you could have issues

  • The whole room moves as a unit.

  • Client

    What about heavy couches and furniture?

  • We Ship Floors

    They are not an issue. Items that are actually bolted to the floor and walls is the issue.

  • They do not allow any movement at all.

  • Client

    right, ok, makes sense

  • We Ship Floors

    We had an issue one time in a salon.

  • Turned out the chairs were lag bolted to the floor.

  • This caused the floor to come apart in areas.

  • Client

    hmm

  • yeah, its new construction, so I wanted to do all the floors and then install the cabinets in the kitchen. Its alot easier and way less cuts, plus it looks better

  • so i will have to rethink that

  • We Ship Floors

    You can....just put luan were the cabinets are going

  • Client

    luan?

  • We Ship Floors

    Yes...plywood that is the same thickness

  • So the cabinets set on that

  • Client

    right

  • so ranges, dishwashers? would they be a problem also?

  • We Ship Floors

    You're going to have to use a piece of quarterround around the bottom.

  • They should not be an issue.

  • The bolted/screwed down stuff is the problem

  • Client

    forgive me for pressing this, but the cabinets just sit on legs and then are screwed into the wall.

  • lol, you must be shaking your head right now.

  • i hate quarter round!

  • We Ship Floors

    I mean you can do it....just don't call us if it comes apart...lol

  • Client

    hahaha

  • yeah, i hear ya

  • We Ship Floors

    Worst case...

  • You would have to go around the edge of the cabinets and cut an expansion if it gives you a problem.

  • So its not like it cant be done....just know that going in

  • Client

    right

  • so is this all floating floors, right, not just wpc?

  • We Ship Floors

    Pretty much

  • The underlayment acts as a ball bearing.....allows the floor to move around

  • Client

    hmm

  • ok cool - perfect, thanks for all your help!

  • We Ship Floors

    Welcome!

  • 9:27 am

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  • Client left the following comment: great knowledge and fast service. Thanks!

 

 

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