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Vinyl tile floor prep

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  • #608882

    TopNotch
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    elmwood park, NJ

    What is a good filler for plywood seams and fasteners?

    I think I used some kind of Henry’s floor patch last time and it didn’t impress me.

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    Tom M

    #608890

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    the flooring guys I have used use Ardex. It is a cementitious product that bonds well and works easily.

    #608895

    TopNotch
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    elmwood park, NJ

    I know I had a flooring guy tell me he used it to but I can’t find it around.

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    Tom M

    #608897

    ChadM
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    East Palestine, Ohio

    I have always used Ardex with good results. I pick it up at my local tile distributor- I don’t think either big box carries it.

    Chad

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    #608921

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I have always gotten it at a specialty flooring supplier also. The big Box’s typically have a poor imitation.

    #608967

    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Also, make sure there are no bumps at all in your sub-floor. Vinyl tile will let your know if you have any.

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    #609130

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    So I used the Henry’s floor patch and level. It’s cementious and give you a feather edge up to and inch if you have time for coat build up.

    I may have overreacted about it. I didn’t mind it at all.

    The whole point of feather edges should be just that but when you use cement based fillers the pumice leaves a raised grit opposed to a softer to the touch filler.
    Bottom line is if you have to come back and sand anyway then it won’t matter.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #609151

    @topnotch couple pictures will be nice to see how did it come out.

    #612362

    I have always heard Ardex is good to use.

    #612410

    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    Also, make sure there are no bumps at all in your sub-floor. Vinyl tile will let your know if you have any.

    That is for sure. The stuff is so thin and flexible it seems to magnify imperfections.

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    Fayetteville, NC

    #616621

    amcfad2
    Pro

    durhams water putty

    #616635

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    I bet Durham’s would do the trick too.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

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