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Old 02-07-2009, 02:07 AM   #1
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Any recent experiences with Dura Ceramic??
I like the look of grouted Dura Ceramic, but after reading some online posts, not sure of it's durability and quality. This is for a remodel in kitchen with existing vinyl in 45 year old house (floors uneven).
Dura Ceramic seemed to be an easier DIY install than ceramic, although more costly. Any other good kitchen floor suggestions?

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It is a good product and produces a good looking floor. But if the floor is uneven, it will not install correctly. You can not maintain a straight line on a floor with dips and sags and bumps. The floor should be made flat prior to any flooring.

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It definitely has dips, how about a floating floor over existing vinyl in kitchen?
Also, have bad squeaks in living room/down the hall. We are planning on
replacing existing carpeting, but how do we repair squeaks first? Finished basement. No hardwood. Thanks for the advice, a newbie to all this!
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Dips will have to be fixed for a floating floor also or gaps will open at the joints and the floor will feel spongy. Squeaks can be fixed by using 3" screws to tighten the plywood sub floor to the floor joists.
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