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Old 05-04-2008, 09:25 AM   #16
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Where is the part about why you can't use ceramic, I don't find it? Sorry.

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Old 05-04-2008, 11:08 AM   #17
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Where is the part about why you can't use ceramic, I don't find it? Sorry.

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My lady friend found out today that there is asbestos in the current floor. this means I would have to call in a Hazard Material crew to remove the asbestos/flooring, which is very costly. So whether I like it are not it's sheet vinyl or the Congoleum Dura Ceramic.
I know, I missed it too....and apparently upset the OP when I did.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:37 PM   #18
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All I know is that if I had asbestos in my house I would get it the heck out.
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:06 PM   #19
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use a subfloor of 1/4" exterior luan - a 4 x 8 sheet costs approx. $15. per. You can also use Multi ply for flooring. Congoleum website and 800 number can advise and fax info to you. We have installed lots of duraceramic. Grouted and non grouted. if non grouted you must use your sealer to keep water out of floor edges. If grouting then use 1/8" tile spacers for grout size. It is easy to install and is still a vinyl floor that looks like tile but not as durable as ceramic tile. But is also not as cold as ceramic can look and feel. They even have this tile being installed on backsplashes. Use the congoleum adhesive and roll the floor with a 100lb roller before grouting. good luck.
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:59 AM   #20
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LOL @ duraceramic being "plastic"

It's a limestone based tile/with an aluminum oxide finish on the wear layer. Which is what they use on Laminate nowadays.

I've been on a mill tour and watched dura-ceramic being made
I've also attended two installation clinics

Grout cracks because you need to mist the grout after you spread it to water it down a little. then you work it in, wipe it up and clean the haze off with windex.

I'm a congoleum retailer and the ONLY problem I have had was a DARK slate floor installed that had some chip marks on it (customer dropping sharp objects in many places to match up with the other marking THEY made) Congo replaced it in good faith

Dura-ceramic is an excellent product IMO
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:00 AM   #21
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what are retailers around getting a sq ft for the tile only?
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:31 PM   #22
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I first saw the duraceramic almost a year ago and really liked the look of it with the grout lines. Suggested installation was either 1/4 " luan plywood or a floating system. I wasn't about to install the luan and it has to be a nightmare if you ever want to remove a glued floor. My existing kitchen, bathroom and hallway floor was decent grade linoleum, also in decent shape, (about 15 years old). The Congoleum floating floor material was very similar to my existing linoleum. I took the chance of installing the new duracermic tiles, (myself), directly on the existing linoleum. After 9 months, so far, so good. Very pleased with the look and feel of the product, however I did not seal the grout and wished I did. That's the next project, to clean and seal the grout.
The grouting was a PAIN IN THE A.., so I improvised and "taped" the joints with masking tape, it made the job 1000% easier on cleaning up. I let the grout set up somewhat then did the final sponging.
I'm not guaranteeing this tile over linoleum and I'm sure the company wouldn't either but so far it's worked for me and made life a heck of a lot easier.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:01 PM   #23
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Robny you be sure to come back and post your experiences often, we're glad your here. Also fill out your Profile so we know what flooring store you sell for.
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Actually just a DIYer. I did work for a general contractor for several years which helps, (like the old saying "I know just enough to get myself in trouble"). I do enjoy it though and i'll tackle most anything, it's a good way to save $$$ and gives you a good feeling of accomplisment, when its works.
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One more comment on the duraceramic. The wearing suface is paper thin and I'm sure it wouldn't survive a sharp heavy metal object being dragged across it. I've put felt on all furniture contact points.
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:59 PM   #26
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dura ceramic has been down in my showroom for three years
In my kitchen for 3 months
No problems yet

If it "sucks", then why do they equip it with a lifetime residential warranty?????????
I'm honestly miffed by all the dura ceramic bashers on here.
Don't wanna take away from their share of sales or installations do ya?

The only people who really don't like it are "tile guys"
Draw your own conclusions

It's a "luxury" limestone composite tile
key emphasis on "luxury"
think of a lexus car

who the heck wants to deal with, grout chipping, cracking, getting dirty from absorbed water???????
Also who wants to stand on hard tile in their kitchens cooking all day, only to have a bad back and aching knees.\
All these problems are eliminated with Dura ceramic

sorry tile guys, but your bitterness to a competive product is sad

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