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Old 04-08-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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We are looking for a "wood looking" floor for our laundry and bathroom.

I have a couple friends who are telling me I need to go with an "engineered hardwood floor".

What should I use? It will be on concrete.





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I would not put any "wooden" floor in that area.
Lino or vinyl plank would work well. Both are glue down.
Or tile.
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If it's below grade it must be engineered, not solid hardwood. And I agree with jlhaslip, don't put wood down there. First time the basement floods you just threw several thousand dollars in the trash.
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Wood simulated porcelain tile would be perfect for that area if you wanted a wood-look.
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They make tiles that have a 'wood' look.

You do NOT want wood....engineered or not.

Washing machines dance around....any wood under it will get damaged.

Additionally, putting any kind of wood on concrete has potential problems.

Putting tile on concrete? Works great.
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The new linoleum wood look tile looks really good these days and is basically indestructible.


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Awesome thanks for your input everyone!

Do you guys think a place like flooring gallery or a Home Depot are ok to get flooring through?
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I prefer a Ma and Pa (local ownership) retailer for as much as I can purchase because their profits stay local. And many of them are pricing their product in line with the Big Box stores.
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Is this the stuff that has a bit of a "squishy" feel? My wife is very opposed to the "squishy feel". I really don't care...

We were looking at tile but then with the amount of work I had removing the old tile, I'm not thrilled about wanting to put new tile down until I know the plumbing issues are solved.
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Wood simulated porcelain tile would be perfect for that area if you wanted a wood-look.
This would be my recommendation. I've seen these are they look surprisingly close to real wood. At least as good as the linoleum stuff.
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I stopped at a local flooring store today and they suggested a luxury vinyl for my application.

Has anyone used this?

How challenging is laying a self leveling underpayment down? I have a dip in the floor near the toilet rough in area.

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