School me on Epoxy flooring.

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Wife can probably pass them down. Does anyone know how do you cut them?

I used a chop saw for cross cuts when I installed some snap-lok flooring years ago. For the rip cuts, I used a portable table saw I borrowed from the neighbor.

The biggest issue would be cutting for "funny corners." We helped our youngest son a while back get a house and get moved into it. Part of the process was new flooring throughout the house, with carpet in the bedrooms and vinyl plank flooring in the living room and hallway between two of the bedrooms.

First pictures are of the vinyl plank flooring.

I don't remember the cost for planking and installation, but they did a darn good job and were helpful in other ways. We used Budget Flooring at the SE corner of Reno and Portland Avenue.
 

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The biggest issue would be cutting for "funny corners." We helped our youngest son a while back get a house and get moved into it. Part of the process was new flooring throughout the house, with carpet in the bedrooms and vinyl plank flooring in the living room and hallway between two of the bedrooms.

First pictures are of the vinyl plank flooring.

I don't remember the cost for planking and installation, but they did a darn good job and were helpful in other ways. We used Budget Flooring at the SE corner of Reno and Portland Avenue.


Looks nice.

I have a table saw but may have to check into renting a miter saw. Only odd cuts I should have are at the living room entrance from the front hall so that will be good.
 

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Have you looked into polyurea for flooring? I’ve heard it’s better than epoxy, but I don’t know about the cost.
We did it in a garage. Expect 4$ a foot but they have to grind the floor for this or epoxy. rick, you don’t want to do this. Dust would go everywhere. Just get the concrete floors stained and sealed.
 

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We did it in a garage. Expect 4$ a foot but they have to grind the floor for this or epoxy. rick, you don’t want to do this. Dust would go everywhere. Just get the concrete floors stained and sealed.


Starting to look like the vinyl flooring is going to be our cheapest out. We can but it, the underlay, tape and have it delivered for less than $1300. I can pick up a cheap Harbor Freight miter saw for less than renting one for a few days. Then the wife and I can try putting it down some at a time and just move the furniture around. Should be doable I think. If not I will yell for help.
 

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Ours was put down over wood but they didn't put anything down under it. Not sure what you are talking about with underlay, tape? In the big bath we had installed that self stick tile, when they pulled it up it left a sticky mess on the floor. The installer said he wouldn't install it if it was going to stick, something about expansion and contraction with temperature. The solution was to simply lay news paper over the entire floor to cover the sticky stuff and lay the new floor on top of the news paper. That was 4 years ago and it still looks like new.
 

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Ours was put down over wood but they didn't put anything down under it. Not sure what you are talking about with underlay, tape? In the big bath we had installed that self stick tile, when they pulled it up it left a sticky mess on the floor. The installer said he wouldn't install it if it was going to stick, something about expansion and contraction with temperature. The solution was to simply lay news paper over the entire floor to cover the sticky stuff and lay the new floor on top of the news paper. That was 4 years ago and it still looks like new.

Our experience with the vinyl plank flooring is similar. However, in our RV, it was recommended to glue the planks down. Not so in the son's house though. In our son's house, there was some cracks in the concrete, but upon inspection, it was determined to NOT be a foundation issue, so all they had to do was some kind of grinding/sanding or something to remove the rough edges and then the planking just went right onto the concrete. Neither the house or the RV have any kind of underlying material.
 

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So on these 'free floating' type of floors, do you have noise when you walk on it? Seems I remember some of these in the past that did, that may be an old problem and newer stuff doesn't do that, I dunno.

The Wife and I both dislike wood floors, or even wood-look flooring. I'd rather have ceramic throughout.
 

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No noise from ours. I do remember the guy that installed ours only used a box knife to do any cutting he needed. I didn't watch how he was doing it but know he didn't use any kind of saw for anything. Might be a good thing to check out a few YouTube videos on?
 
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