I am looking for replacing my existing sheet vinyl kitchen flooring.
I live in a townhome (the house is on a slab) so I have been told I
can't use real hardwood but floating wood floor is only choice.
I have a child and sometime there is an occasional spill here and
there. Also, we love to cook and so floor is subject to stain and
I called flooring company nearby and they suggested Flexitec cushion
Is anyone used this product? How durable/stain resistant it is to use
in the kitchen?
I have not heard of that brand (means nothing). Full ceramic or a cushioned
(loose lay) vinyl are your best choices.
I think but do not know for sure that there are some engineered wood
products that can be glued to above grade concrete.
A quality piece of vinyl should last 10-15 years if not abused. Most don't
stain from normal household spills.
It's true. Mohawk Flooring has such a product. 5/8" thick, 10 ply. The
glue is expensive.
An index here:
See the "Sub-Floor & Sub-Strate Requirements" in that *.pdf file.
Vinyl has come a long way over the years. Many more colors, patterns,
After having real hardwood, quarry tile, and sautillo tile floors in
previous kitchens, our present kitchen has a top quality sheet vinyl that
is loose laid, secured at perimeter only. It may not have the classiest or
most fashinable look, but it sure is easier to take care of. I had
forgotten the advantages of good quality vinyl.
I used Pergo in my kitchen, I wish I didnt, its so smooth any dirt
shows and it dents easily and i cant fix just one board. Sheet vinyl
is nice but consider individual squares, when you damage one, not if
you will damage any, you replace just one. With sheet goods you will
be sheet out of luck. I used a nice preglued pattern that looks like
stone from HD [ some name brand stuff] in 12 kitchens in a rental in
07 and have had 0 issues. There are alot of nice 12"x12" vinyl tiles
made, some look like stone and cost alot but they last awhile.
Kitchens get heavy wear, I had a pattern of 12"x12" that looked like
brick and wore great, the secret is they were color through, not a
layer of color, they lasted 35 years with 3 dogs in a kitchen. Shop
and research before you buy, there are some very good products
avalaible that take abuse, when you put a few dings in a sheet
product, its ruined. The preglued I used has a 2 layer epoxy that only
activated when a 110lb steel roller broke the seals. Color through is
hard to find in nice styles, but some new stuff is almost as good.
Wood in a kitchen would need about 7 coats to take my abuse. Shop
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.