10 Beginner Mistakes Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring


  1. Fix This Build That

    Fix This Build ThatIl y a 15 jours

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  2. Bob Cameron

    Bob CameronIl y a 9 jours

    Devon Watch <

  3. Devon Watch

    Devon WatchIl y a 12 jours

    Fix This Build That my crew would of installed that room in 2 hours start to finish lol

  4. Devon Watch

    Devon WatchIl y a 12 jours

    Fix This Build That I started in the flooring business at 16 and have been every facet of this business from warehouse to install to sales to management now ownership and over 20 years!

  5. Devon Watch

    Devon WatchIl y a 12 jours

    Fix This Build That u also need to choose boards with different variances so u don’t have a pattern which looks fake or less natural. Open few boxes up and spread to cherry pick ur boards

  6. Devon Watch

    Devon WatchIl y a 12 jours

    Fix This Build That 1. Use a floor scrapper that has a pole and a blade, this way you can get more surface area done opposed to the way you did. Dip , it’s called deflection, Another mistake, thinset u will result in problems, this will crack and separate over time since u did not use a primer prior to flashing, and used the wrong product. Ardex feather finish or cmp prepstar is appropriate Another mistake never use a full board in a starter row

  7. Seamus

    SeamusIl y a 44 minutes

    GREAT JOB! After years of remodeling I can tell you for a fact, REMOVE THE BASE BOARDS. Also, base board is not very expensive. SO buying new base boards and doing the job RIGHT the first time will save everyone a lot of headaches. And by the way, you really create a very good video.

  8. twin muteyaunga

    twin muteyaungaIl y a 2 heures

    Brother try to be fast in working ,just show how , explaining makes it seems like a big project & expensive

  9. Robert w Sieburg

    Robert w SieburgIl y a 4 heures

    Leaving baseboards in is the worst idea ever. You walk into a room and know readily what they did. It never looks as nice as if you remove the base.

  10. TreesOnTheBeach

    TreesOnTheBeachIl y a 5 heures

    Definitely remove the baseboard. It looks so much better.

  11. Robert Epstein

    Robert EpsteinIl y a 6 heures

    What did you do at the top of the floor moulding? It appeared that when you replaced it, it was lower than the original install. Or was that just the angle of the camera while filming? Thanks!!

  12. Hristo Semovski

    Hristo SemovskiIl y a 10 heures

    Is vynil floor better than a laminate regular one?

  13. Evil Dwarf

    Evil DwarfIl y a 10 heures

    Who names a white dog “Copper”?

  14. David LeGassey

    David LeGasseyIl y a 12 heures

    Always remove and reinstall baseboards when possible. This looks great

  15. Tony Blake

    Tony BlakeIl y a 13 heures

    I have been a floor layer for over 30 years and this was painful to watch. I couldn't watch it all, leave it to the experts.

  16. Dave E

    Dave EIl y a 13 heures

    Base boards? do you mean skirting boards? you strange Americans and your sayings.. Your vinyl plank flooring is Laminate flooring, but obviously Americans have never heard of Laminate flooring

  17. Ci Abbott

    Ci AbbottIl y a 14 heures

    Love this. Somehow FRreporter unsubscribes me. But damn your content is top notch!

  18. William Johnson

    William JohnsonIl y a 14 heures

    If you pull all those Staples with a pair of pliers then your a damn fool..... Floor scraper....

  19. Marty Crocker

    Marty CrockerIl y a 21 heure

    I've laid hundreds of laminate floors and your video is spot on nice job

  20. Daniel Johnston

    Daniel JohnstonIl y a 21 heure

    This stuff isn't made for high traffic areas! I went into a doctor's office recently, and you could see the "bee-line" people make from the entrance, to the receptionist window! Laminate flooring isn't real wood. It's a photo of wood surface, laminated to plastic strips that are 1/4" if that in thickness! A rug runner may help the flooring last longer, but you cover up the floor. I wouldn't use it in a high traffic area. You'll be replacing it quickly.

  21. rumpleforeskin73

    rumpleforeskin73Il y a 22 heures

    And it never fails, the homeowners with the most ridiculously jacked up slabs or decking that insist on "That beautiful vinyl plank thats the best new flooring that we saw on Pintrest". They want Luxury Vinyl Plank or some ridiculous 5' long 8" wood-look porcelain tile. ...then get upset about a change for leveling.

  22. Ken

    KenIl y a 23 heures

    finally someone willing to take out the base board :)) i really dun like the shoe molding, it looks cheap & lazy.

  23. C.R. Arguijo

    C.R. ArguijoIl y a jour


  24. Bat Man

    Bat ManIl y a jour

    After you watch the start the best part after is 12:43! great job!

  25. Mark Freedom

    Mark FreedomIl y a jour

    Could have glued the tong instead of redoing third course on corner cut.

  26. CoreyGemme

    CoreyGemmeIl y a jour

    Is it best to measure the width of the room first before starting to lay and cut the boards on one side of the room? What is the area left over on the far side was only 1/2 of an inch? that would be awkward and look strange. Isn’t it best to have the same width board on opposite sides of the room while also measuring and taking into consideration other things to cut around such as vents and corners?

  27. Chris Staples

    Chris StaplesIl y a jour

    Your no professional but you got by . The undelayment isn't like padding they mean 1/4 inch sheeting. You should have at least sanded down the joints patched them. If those are off just a little bit it will show right through the floor matter of few months as it molds to what's under it.

  28. altecgizthor

    altecgizthorIl y a jour

    Why do all of your tools look brand new?

  29. Adam White

    Adam WhiteIl y a jour

    Very important rule overlooked. You must lay plank flooring the opposite way floor joist run or you will have waves in your floor.

  30. Breaking Toast

    Breaking ToastIl y a jour

    you make it look easy

  31. Jeremy McClanahan

    Jeremy McClanahanIl y a jour

    if the baseboards were mdf i wouldn't pull them...i would pull solid wood baseboards

  32. Doug Mcdonell

    Doug McdonellIl y a jour

    Is leaving 1/4" of unpainted wall above the baseboard a beginner mistake or do the professionals paint the whole room?

  33. Wade 1HUNNID

    Wade 1HUNNIDIl y a 21 heure

    I would personally paint last, as laying the boards may scratch or damage the freshly painted wall.

  34. Moises Reyna

    Moises ReynaIl y a jour

    This video kinda helped thanks because I started doing this when I was 13 now I’m 14 and it this video made it a lot more easier to install the floor.

  35. Benny Pike

    Benny PikeIl y a jour

    Mistake number 11 … remember to put floor underlay down first before you lay your new flooring ..

  36. Fix This Build That

    Fix This Build ThatIl y a jour


  37. GaBIT

    GaBITIl y a jour

    Not to confuse the plank lenght of 47.625 inches with the Planck lenght of 1.616255(18)×10−35 meters

  38. Robert Storey

    Robert StoreyIl y a jour

    I install this flooring as a sub contractor for Home Depot. I install the first row and second row at same time as to making it easier to install starter piece of 2nd row is 1/4 size of the 1st. The 3rd starter is then a 3/4 size of a full piece. I find that gives the starter rows it’s strength

  39. Eugene Sullivan

    Eugene SullivanIl y a 2 jours

    Get the baseboards out! Paint the new ones before you install them. That way the job looks SO much better!

  40. Doug Mcdonell

    Doug McdonellIl y a jour

    And paint the walls where the baseboard was lowered too

  41. Jared W

    Jared WIl y a 2 jours

    Leave the base and add shoe molding.The time you save reinstalling the base, covering nail holes, re caulking the top could be avoided with slamming down some shoe molding in no time and it looks great

  42. Jon C

    Jon CIl y a 4 heures

    Dropping the baseboard is a bad idea. the wall above where it sat before protrudes out more than the wall behind the baseboard because of layers of paint and the old caulking. itll never look good unless they get a bigger baseboard or refinish the bottom of the wall which would take some serious plastering skills.

  43. Jon C

    Jon CIl y a 4 heures

    @rumpleforeskin73 baseboard always lol

  44. rumpleforeskin73

    rumpleforeskin73Il y a 22 heures

    I agree. But I have butted heads with both builders and homeowners who Pintrest too much...shoe mold, should it match the flooring or the base board?

  45. luvdady

    luvdadyIl y a 2 jours

    snap or splinter off the trim and you may never get the same type of trim style

  46. mbertr1071

    mbertr1071Il y a 2 jours

    enjoyed! thanks!

  47. Robert McArthur

    Robert McArthurIl y a 2 jours

    SEMA 2019

  48. John Zitiello

    John ZitielloIl y a 2 jours

    I'd like to know if the Thinset you used as floor leveler came apart and turned into chunks underneath the new floor. Thinset is not meant to stick to OSB or plywood subfloors. Just wondering if it will hold up for the long haul.

  49. Mike DEEZ

    Mike DEEZIl y a 2 jours

    I always try to avoid 1/4 rd.. the Base just looks better without the 1/4 rd and floor thickness taking away from the base

  50. Just About Anything

    Just About AnythingIl y a 2 jours

    The carpet you are removing looks like something I would "upgrade" to.

  51. Just About Anything

    Just About AnythingIl y a 8 heures

    @Mykel Hardin I missed that.

  52. Mykel Hardin

    Mykel HardinIl y a 11 heures

    0:13 look how dirty the carpet is compared to what the untouched carpet looks like that was hidden under the trim.

  53. Wes Dingman

    Wes DingmanIl y a 2 jours

    I have a very energetic german shepherd. Is vinyl flooring a durable option?

  54. david diehl

    david diehlIl y a 3 jours

    Why did you not make a chalk line to start with a straight line?

  55. king persia

    king persiaIl y a 3 jours

    great job but i dind't see you screw down the subfloor to all floor joists mistake number 1! second mistake is the material you are using but i guess for a bedrooms its not that bad. have you see what happens to vinyl flooring when it gets exposed to water? that top film layer peels off! yes it does....

  56. bj vinci

    bj vinciIl y a 3 jours

    All you had to do was lift the piece of flooring up into the saw blade in one pass...no need to flip it around

  57. Andy Tachibana lover

    Andy Tachibana loverIl y a 3 jours

    I just did mine and REMOVED all the baseboard--sooo much nicer.

  58. camman61

    camman61Il y a 3 jours

    good Job ! I ran into similar issues years when they first came out. LOL fixed on the spot ! Good job

  59. G. H.

    G. H.Il y a 3 jours

    Why didn't you use a moisture barrier/underlayment pad??

  60. G. H.

    G. H.Il y a 3 jours

    Literally asked the question that was answered a minute and a half later... thanks/sorry

  61. David Middleton

    David MiddletonIl y a 3 jours

    Pull the old baseboard

  62. David Middleton

    David MiddletonIl y a 3 jours


  63. Greg Topps

    Greg ToppsIl y a 3 jours

    Install quarter-round. Taking out and replacing the wood trim is a TON of work....quarter round is fairly cheap.

  64. Rob S

    Rob SIl y a 3 jours

    This is garbage flooring, very prone to splintering. I wouldn't walk across it barefoot or just wearing socks.

  65. Suresh Peshawaria

    Suresh PeshawariaIl y a 3 jours

    For uneven floor, you can fill up the lows, what about the highs...??? May be shave it off if wooden - what about a concrete one ???

  66. pey carden

    pey cardenIl y a 3 jours

    i did a floor which was worse than this for dipping so I filled in any cracks or holes then used self levelling cement,works a treat.

  67. Alan Jones

    Alan JonesIl y a 3 jours

    Mm, No under lay, Is that a mistake also ?.

  68. Fix This Build That

    Fix This Build ThatIl y a 3 jours


  69. Aaron Noyes

    Aaron NoyesIl y a 3 jours

    I recently used these tips to make an install of lifeproof flooring in my sisters bathroom so much easier and without any issues. Thanks for doing the video !

  70. Chase Kemp

    Chase KempIl y a 3 jours

    Sanders, screws, staples, wood and tools. Ya which one do you think doesn’t belong, but remember to be safe. Lol

  71. Michael G

    Michael GIl y a 3 jours

    Pulling the staples is a nightmare

  72. Nick Campbell

    Nick CampbellIl y a 3 jours

    built it underlayments i have found are, imo, ineffective with respect to diminishing sound. Should I, or anyone else, purchase flooring and underlayment separately to get better sound reduction?

  73. Taylor Peterson

    Taylor PetersonIl y a 3 jours

    I like quarter round clean look to me

  74. Brye Cooper

    Brye CooperIl y a 4 jours

    If the nails are popping remove them and use screws, they popped once they may pop again.

  75. David Ahart

    David AhartIl y a 4 jours

    I do have a few questions, I have Vinyl Plank Flooring installed in my Kitchen/Dinning room, I've been noticing some of my planks have not been staying connected. Is there a way to reconnect them without pulling up the floor?

  76. Brodie88 Bryant

    Brodie88 BryantIl y a jour

    Try a rubber mallet hitting them towards the direction they should be locked on to .. i just helped a friend install these and thats exactly how he locks them into place might help you a bit