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Old 03-25-2018, 10:05 PM   #1
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Do I frame or floor first?

Do I frame or floor first, I already have subfloor in but not sure how to start the next step also not sure the flooring, if I put in laminate I won’t be able to bolt through it because of the floating floor rules right?with the the expanding and contracting it would buckle if I bolted through it right?
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:46 PM   #2
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I'm curious about this as well, as it will be up very soon for my build.
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:51 AM   #3
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My finish flooring will be the last thing I install. I don't want any of it under walls, cabinets or anything else, whether it's floating or not. It will take more time to laboriously trim the flooring around walls and cabinets, but if I ever need to replace it in the future it will be much easier than tearing apart the whole interior. Besides, what good is flooring under cabinets/fridges/etc if you can't even see it there?

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Some good points above. From a design standpoint, if you install your floor after, just make sure any flip up cabinets along the floor also have flooring or some sort of finishing so you’re not looking at (or snagging your stuff on)plywood every time you access these cabinets. If you use a sheet vinyl, it will be easier to pull through and install in an empty bus and you won’t have to worry so much about perfect edges. They come in a lot of different styles now and look nice. You won’t have to worry so much about liquid spills with sheet vinyl.
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Here is an example of nice sheet vinyl. No cracks or creases so no worries about liquids, dirt, etc. good protection for subfloors. Just make sure you have a nice smooth surface like a thin layer of smooth lauan.
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We are laying down 1” XPS foam board, a layer of plywood/obs, then one solid sheet of vinyl before framing and installing the interior



Our flooring cost $200 total for 38’ of vinyl at the local wholesale flooring warehouse


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Is the vinyl thick enough to kill vibration? Also would I be able to screw through laminate withought it buckling?
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XPS foam Board should take care of much of the vibrations

Vinyl sheet is just a thin veneer layer over all your sub flooring


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Is the vinyl thick enough to kill vibration? Also would I be able to screw through laminate withought it buckling?
I don't think you'll have any pulling or twisting with such a large sheet of vinyl. I feel like it will hold it's own. If your screwing a 2x2 down on the floor for framing, have someone hold the wood firmly in place while you screw it down. That should give some extra protection so the screw won't pull and twist the vinyl. I feel like the vinyl will be fine since it is such a large sheet. Start a little more cautious and feel your way through it.
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My finish flooring will be the last thing I install.
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