Originally Posted by cheapchick
KAdams: I do not like Peel & Stick floors or even linoleum for that matter...I think they look cheap too! I like natural wood or stone floors myself. This peel & stick we are thinking
of getting is much thicker than regular peel & stick and looks like slate. My mom also brought up the vinyl flooring planks as a possibility ($2.94 sq ft). When I go back to Lowes or Home Depot I'm going to look more at the flooring. Thanks for your input. We could consider sheet flooring. The kitchen and bath are so
tiny! Yeah $2K isn't much of a budget but I've seen them work wonders with $2K on TV. The houses in this neighborhood sell for between $15,000 and $80,000 so a potential buyer isn't going to expect high-grade stuff...but I'll do my best!
Sounds to me like you know what will look good and what won't. I'd say your instincts should serve you well. Pat your mom on the back; she had a pretty good idea, and one that I didn't think to suggest. That floating plank floor stuff isn't too bad as long as the floor is flat and smooth, and I'd say it's more durable and nicer looking than any stick-on tiles could hope to be, not to mention a lot faster and easier to install. I like the idea!
Now I think someone needs to inject a little humour in to this project of yours. Levity always makes this stuff easier, so...
I've always liked to err on the side of caution. For example, the next owners of the house are likely to curse you when the peel-and-sticks start coming up and sticking to their feet instead of the floor. Ordinarily, there's no real harm in this, but what if the next owners are witch doctors, or something? You never know! I sure wouldn't wanna have witch doctors peeved at my choice in flooring!
(Note: I really
need to stop falling asleep during X-Files re-runs.)