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Leoskee 09-03-2009 08:38 AM

Flooring suggestions for basement bathroom
 
I put down a Dricore subfloor in my basement. The living area will have carpet but I am not sure what to put down in the bathroom. I wish I could put tile but that is a no go with Dricore. I know that I can use vinyl, laminate or engineered wood but I am not sure which will be the best application for an area that will eventually get wet (I have 3 kids).

Any ideas or experiences? Thanks.

Just Bill 09-03-2009 05:38 PM

For what you describe, I would pick vinyl. Inexpensive, easy to install, cheap enough to replace often if you don't like it, waterproof if properly installed.

Leoskee 09-03-2009 07:53 PM

Can you explain "properly installed"? Thanks.

flooringdoctor 09-05-2009 03:53 PM

We just did a very large garage area, about 500 square feet with this Konecto vinyl flooring, I've been in the flooring business since 1980 and this is one nice floor, not only the quality, but the ease of installation. To be quite frank, there is no need hire a guy like me, anyone can install this floor. You simply press the planks together and your done. It's flexible, waterproof and you don't need to mess with glue. We bought it from fastfloors.com on this page

Konetco Flooring

I am currently working with two other clients that want to use the same thing. You can also use laminate flooring however in my opinion this looks nicer, is easier to install, easier to maintain and much more durable. Hope that helps.

Bud Cline 09-05-2009 03:58 PM

Its over Dri-core!!! Do you know what Dri-core is Doc?:) I doubt you would want that product over Dri-core.:)

flooringdoctor 09-05-2009 04:03 PM

Bud, yes I know what the Dricore is and no idea why you couldn't use the Konetco over the Dricore. The Konetco floats like laminate, it doesn't get glued down.

Leoskee 09-05-2009 07:18 PM

Im not familiar with the product. Is it just a laminate floor?

rusty baker 09-05-2009 08:06 PM

There are several long threads on here concerning Konecto.

Leoskee 09-05-2009 11:41 PM

Okay. Can you just give me the jist of the threads?

rusty baker 09-06-2009 01:14 AM

Probably 50/50. Some people like it, some hate it. The people who have had problems say they don't get a good response from Metroflor.

flooringdoctor 09-06-2009 08:13 AM

Konecto
 
The dealer I buy it through has sold a ton of it and I am not aware of any major issues. I installed it and it seemed very easy and straight forward. Here's a link to their installation guide as a reference Konecto install

In short it's a higher end vinyl along the lines of a Nafco type product only you simply press the planks together at the joints, no glue.

rusty baker 09-06-2009 09:30 AM

And if you are lucky, it stays together.

Bud Cline 09-06-2009 10:40 AM

Quote:

And if you are lucky, it stays together.
.......and there ya go, we have a winner.

Now take a look at how the Dri-core product assembles. OK OK OK, I'll spell it out for the inexperienced that just don't have a clue.

The Dri-core can have roaming issues over time. The 'wish and stick' laminate can't stay together under such circumstances. You just as well be using it in your garden.:whistling2:

flooringdoctor 09-06-2009 10:57 AM

Well by no means am I claiming to be a expert on Dricore but if the sub-floor being the Dircore has this tendency to roam as Bud states it does, and you the customer feel there may be concerns with the Konecto holding together because of this roaming, then I'd suggest simply contacting Metroflor to see what they say. They have a customer support location in Boca Raton, FL here's the toll free number 866-687-6357

rusty baker 09-06-2009 11:12 AM

Better yet, go read the threads and see what kind of response customers recieved after they installed the product. That is the true measure of a company.


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