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Thanks for the info.. I'm not an expert on on sheet flooring goods and was commenting from personal experience. I've never installed "builder grade" of anything in my life, instead I've opted for the best I can afford at all times. Every product I've ever used has come with directions for complete glue and perimeter glue with perimeter gluing being listed as preferred.
I saw the trowel marks near the control joint. The physical attachment of the flooring directly to each side of the joint (in my mind) probably caused the flooring failure as all the movement in the sheet goods was isolated to 1/4 inch wide strip, rather than letting the slab move independently of the floor covering.
As for felt, I can see how it's possible for it to bleed through; it's never happened to me though.
"There are proprietary underlayments availble to install beneath vinyl floors to prevent telegraphing of imperfections." I guess that's what I should have said.
I've installed something less than 2,000 yards of sheet product which qualifies me as a beginner. So I'm prepared to learn.