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owen_werakso

Hi this is my first post on here and am a landlord not a tradesman so laymen terms would be best.

A tenants property has a vinyl/lino covering on the floor that has had to be replaced 3 timed due to it continually raising from the floor in large bubbles. The only explanation I can think of is the under floor system (however this has not occurred in the bathroom where identical flooring has been laid)

Nether the less, I am looking for a permanent solution and wondering what would be a suitable covering. I have some excess wood laminate flooring left over from a different job and was wondering if this would be suitable? It’s about 15mm thick and obviously would not require any adhesive. Or would tiles be a better solution.

Thanks in advance
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Ian

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Re: Underfloor heating had bubbled vinyl floor covering! Recommendatio

Is the vinyl stuck down all over, or just around the edges? Welcome along to TF.
 
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owen_werakso

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Re: Underfloor heating had bubbled vinyl floor covering! Recommendatio

Cheers for the welcome.

It was stuck down all over but the scree/concrete below has started to laminate in places? its on the second floor and doesnt feel damp?
 
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Re: Underfloor heating had bubbled vinyl floor covering! Recommendatio

D you know what type of sub floor you have?
 
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Re: Underfloor heating had bubbled vinyl floor covering! Recommendatio

Loads of questions to ask before I could recommend anything
How new is the screed/concrete?
if it is a screed, what type? ie gypsum based or a sand cement?
Did anyone test the floor for moisture before laying the vinyl?
How long has the vinyl been laid before bubbling?
 
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Re: Underfloor heating had bubbled vinyl floor covering! Recommendatio

Wood isn't the best to go over existing underfloor unless it was specified in the first place, it doesn't conduct the heat that well.
 

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