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Posted by Brian in Dome-ville, FL on 1/18/2015

We followed the directions for the peel-and-stick vinyl plank floor to the letter, and did all the "recommended" stuff as well. Sealed the floor, used a 100-pound floor roller, everything.

Nevertheless, the flooring is peeling up in many places, and we're not sure what to do. If we have to peel it up and remove it, we're faced with a HUGE mess of very sticky glue residue all over. If we leave it, not sure if it will show through the next flooring we put on the floor.

The vendor gave us a credit for the full price of the floor toward any other flooring product... but that doesn't solve the problem. We're going to try to individually glue down the corners and edges that are peeling up with heavy duty construction adhesive after heating the corners with a heat gun up and pressing it into place, also putting some heavy weights on until it's finished gluing... we will see if that works.

My recommendation: Spend the extra money and get the snap-together or "click-lock" vinyl plank flooring. It's twice as much, but you won't be sorry.

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Peeling floor.
This piece looks like it's sitting on top of the floor, but it's actually curling up at all edges. REALLY not good.



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