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Old 05-26-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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I am seeking suggestions on what to use for flooring on my retirement house that I have built.
The house is 2 bedrooms, bathroom, utility room, pantry room and an open living room - kitchen - dining room; total of 1200 sq. ft.

The floor consists 2x8 joists spanning 8' on 19.2" centers.
The subfloor is 3/4" T&G Advantech, glued and screwed.

My wife and I both hate carpet, so carpet is out.

I have been building this house basically on SS income, so cost is a big factor; in fact, I would like to not exceed $2/sq. ft. for the flooring, if possible.

I have installed cheap laminate snap together flooring before in a house and I was not very thrilled with it's performance.

I think the floor is stiff enough for ceramic, but not sure we would want that in the LR or bedrooms. ( Not enthused about the labor to install it either.)

Kind of wondering about continuous vinyl sheeting everywhere and then some large area rugs in the LR and BR's. (However, I definitely don't want to use those cheap vinyl squares that are notorious for becoming unstuck)

I've heard where some have just covered the subfloor with finished plywood and then put a hardened finish (polyurethane ?) on it.

Is there any new continuous sheeting products out there that are relatively inexpensive yet highly rated for wear ?

Would like something that wears fairly well, doesn't dent too easily, easy to clean, not too difficult to install, and can be wet mopped.

All suggestions appreciated,
Arky
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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At the price your looking to pay your down to painting the floor or really cheap linolium, both of which will not last.
If you looking for a floor that's going to last 20 plus years your going to have to spend more money.
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