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-*No way, put in what you like. Tile is cool. So is cork. Fuck vinyl.
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brokencycle, I think you've just learned that your contractor's taste and judgment is for shit.
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BC, have you considered doing hardwood to match the other floors?  That's what we're planning to do.  Here's an image close to what we're going for.  Can't see the floor much, but we're planning on light, unstained wood:

 

 

Btw, love the kitten, Pio.

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-*No way, put in what you like. Tile is cool. So is cork. Fuck vinyl.



Vinyl (old school VCT in this case) can be cool!
post #4805 of 5824
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BC, have you considered doing hardwood to match the other floors?  That's what we're planning to do.  

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FWIW, we have wood in the kitchen (hehe) to match the other floors, and I hate it. I've been told I don't really have an alternative because of my house's floor plan, but I will definitely be exploring every other possible option when we ultimately redo the floors.
post #4806 of 5824
I'll just say vinyl has come a long way. I've installed huge amounts of vinyl planking in the last three years at work. Looks very real, wears like a mofo, and upkeep is minimal. If my staff cannot destroy a product it's probably pretty durable.
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I'll just say vinyl has come a long way. I've installed huge amounts of vinyl planking in the last three years at work. Looks very real, wears like a mofo, and upkeep is minimal. If my staff cannot destroy a product it's probably pretty durable.

My aversion to vinyl plank is for this reason. We do a lot of healthcare work and use a lot of vinyl plank. It provides a durable hygienic floor that doesn't look sterile, but it looks more commercial than residential.
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FWIW, we have wood in the kitchen (hehe) to match the other floors, and I hate it. I've been told I don't really have an alternative because of my house's floor plan, but I will definitely be exploring every other possible option when we ultimately redo the floors.

Why do you hate it?  We have engineered wood in our kitchen now and like it.  Probably go with regular hardwood in the new place. The contractor first warned against it, bec. he once had a client whose dishwasher leaked and ruined the flooring.  But he said it's the easiest way to get the kitchen floor level with the hallway.  Otherwise he'd have to do what he did in the bathroom (screw 2x4s to the joists and then plywood planks to the 2x4s), and that would be really expensive in the kitchen since it's larger.

post #4809 of 5824

That's okay.  The guy sent his quote over last night.  His labor and minimal materials (basically just grout) averages out to $25/sq ft.  The vinyl planking with material would be half that.  I guess I'm going with the other guy.  A shame - I liked the guy: he was punctual, honest in his opinions, and had some good ideas for the rest of the projects.

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Tile work is not that hard. just saying..:hide:

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Tile work is not that hard. just saying..:hide:

 

Willing to come to the Midwest and teach me?

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Tile work is not that hard. just saying..:hide:

 

Willing to come to the Midwest and teach me?


Everything's on you tube.Seriously though ,you ever meet many tile setters ? I mean if they can do it........

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Everything's on you tube.Seriously though ,you ever meet many tile setters ? I mean if they can do it........


I hear you.  It just makes the wife really nervous, and it thus makes me nervous.

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Everything's on you tube.Seriously though ,you ever meet many tile setters ? I mean if they can do it........


I hear you.  It just makes the wife really nervous, and it thus makes me nervous.


Can't help with the old lady except to say ,you tile that kitchen and she will think you can walk on water 

post #4815 of 5824
Yes, you will get a gold star, but be forewarned it will just stand as proof that you can do practically anything.

We're getting ready to change the heater/AC and my wife is looking at me....peepwall[1].gif She may as well, however, since I'm sure as hell not paying some contractor 20k to do it.
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