Flooring in kitchen

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  1. Oct 26, 2017 #1

    swimmer_spe

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    I plan to do a kitchen remodel. Currently it has linoleum. I would like something nicer. I was thinking o tile, but I find my feet ache on tile. What would you suggest?
     
  2. Oct 26, 2017 #2

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    Laminate wood flooring BUT make sure it is water safe. Bu that I mean, make sure the joints wont expand if they get wet. I put a brand down and if any water seeps into a joint the substrata expands and cause a slight rise at the joint.

    Dave Mason
     
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  4. Oct 27, 2017 #4

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    Pergo Outlast has a top layer that can resist water for 24 hours....they claim. I would not even consider other laminates. I like the vinyl planks. Or sheet vinyl, which has improved over the years. It's not your mother's old linoleum.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2017 #5

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    We have finished in place hardwoods as do most of our neighbors in this 16 to 20-year-old neighborhood. I've had ours refinished once. Given your location I'd only do tile with underfloor heating. I'd consider it for any hard surface floor in your Ontario location. In the US tile is pretty popular in hot states because it is cool underfoot on slab floors.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2017 #6

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    I forgot about the vinyl planks and they are a good option. But I do agree with you about tile being too hard on the feet. If you spend anytime in the kitchen, tile can be a killer.

    Dave Mason
     
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    rubber souls on shoes and slippers. We spend most of our lives on concrete
     
  8. Oct 28, 2017 #8

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    It is not the temperature I am concerned with. It is that my feet ache after being on it for a while.

    I don't wear shoes indoors.
     
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    How about pants??? :p:hide::rofl:
     
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    Depends if I know someone is visiting.
     
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  11. Oct 29, 2017 #11

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    Vinyl backed vinyl, like Flexitec is soft and cushiony and has plenty of nice patterns. Install is also DIY friendly.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2017 #12

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    Any issue with it getting wet?
     
  13. Nov 1, 2017 #13

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    Yes, most laminate cannot tolerate moisture.
     
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    So, no laminate then.
     
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    Correct! Go to the local big box and take a look at the vinyl planks. Easy to install and they look really good.
     
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    Way back when laminates first hit the market they were not click lock T&G just T&G and the joints required a wood glue. I put down 500 sq ft of flooring made by Formica. All joints were glued length and ends. It has been down now 25 years and still looks great after 100’s of spills. Nothing gets in the seams with full glue. When I did my next floor the snap lock was out and I asked the flooring place I bought it if glue was required and they said no unless it is in a bath or kitchen and that glue was fine still and now with the click lock it was much easier to do as it didn’t require clamping.

    The last time I laid some I asked about glue and got the look like I was crazy, and they said they never heard of gluing laminates.

    Maybe Sam will chime in if glue is still an option.

    The only experience I have had with the vinyl planks was a mess. It went down as simple as pie and looked great. It was a darker wood tone product and when the sunlight hit it those places expanded and others didn’t and within a week it looked like a two year old laid it with gaps all over the place.

    Sheet vinyl is a great product but can be tough as a DIY project if you have lots of cutouts to work around.
     
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    Put in a dishwasher but undertightened the inlet hose because the dishwasher male connector was plastic and I didn't want to strip it. Shoulda' used Teflon paste.

    Months later we got a strange pattern on the linoleum floor. Water had gotten between the linoleum and the subfloor and gone several feet.

    The flooring guy said he normally drills three holes between the dishwasher or sink space and the flooring. And some covering types resist this better than others.

    An additional benefit of the holes is that the cabinet space which abuts an outside wall now gets air from the unfinished basement and so in cold weather we don't need to leave the cabinet doors open.
     
  18. Jan 9, 2018 #18

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    Never heard of that
     
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    Apparently it's common knowledge among some in the flooring crowd. Those holes would have saved me a bunch of bucks.
     
  20. Jan 9, 2018 #20

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    And you have canceled the fire stopping.
     

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