Custom Solarian solid vinyl - what was installed in our kitchen and
mainfloor bath - It's not Epoxy that is used - but a special vinyl
cement that chemically "welds" the vinyl.
Strange story on ours - we "won" it at a home show - all we had to pay
was the installation. They brought it in about 8am on a cold Ontario
December day and started laying it. They were done well before noon (I
was at work - wife was home). When I got home I found there were 2
corners where it was visibly cracked - due to the "installers" not
knowing what they were doing and working it while still cold and
stiff. I called and told them they had 2 options - and only 2. Eother
come and rip it out and replace it properly, or forget about the
installation fee. They decided it was a lot cheaper to forget the
installation fee. I can live with 2 cracks about 1/2 inch long -
particularly after I glued them - they hardly show even now 20 - some
odd years later.
I wanted hard wood when we built the house almost 10 years ago.
However, we do have a large dog and hard wood was not recommended. So
we put in laminate. It looks as good as when it was new. Yes there
might be a ding here or there, but, it really doesn't show. The
laminate even survived a situation when the fridge decided to turn
itself off when we were on vacation. Water from the freezer did leak
out and swell it a bit but after it dried the swelling now is almost
invisible. In my previous house we had ceramic tile. If you dropped
something glass on it, not only did the glass break, but the tile
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