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Old 12-28-04, 10:58 PM
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So what about vinyl planks for flooring?

I know some people here disagreed over Pergo-like flooring in my previous thread. How about vinyl planks as flooring?

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I would probably just go with vinyl instead. A wood pattern. I think this is no different except that it is easier to install by the average person.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I would probably just go with vinyl instead. A wood pattern. I think this is no different except that it is easier to install by the average person.
I wonder how it looks on a floor that gets lots of sunlight and is heavily used?


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The main problem I would have with it is that the seems are probably visible with sunlight. Additionally, what I do like about vinyl is having no seems, so water can't find it's way in. Not as big a deal in the kitchen, but one of my quirks.
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that flooring looks pretty badass actually - what makes this better than a pergo sort of solution?
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Originally Posted by Trigger
that flooring looks pretty badass actually - what makes this better than a pergo sort of solution?
I'm not sure right now. I was just doing a search on flooring and came across this which, as kvrdave pointed out, is basically seamless and so water doesn't exactly leak through. It looks really nice so it can't hurt to have some outside opinions. There's still time before I make a final decision.
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We had armstrong vinyl planks in our last house in the kitchen, I thought they were nice and easy to maintain. I didnt do the installation so I cant comment on that part. The seams made it appear to be more woodlike and I never had a problem with spilled water they were a pretty tight fit. There was a lot of light in the south east facing patio door and it still looked nice. Another advantage was it was extrememly easy to replace a single plank which I did once due to a tear/gouge in the vinyl.
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Cork flooring also isn't too shabby. But how would it look in a kitchen? Probably not as good as if it were laid in a basement or rec room.

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