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4just1don 10-06-2008 02:01 PM

Looking for MOST idiot proof durable kitchen floor-rental
 
Have had cigarette burns, tears and scrapes,,,people dont care in a rental situation. What is the hardest to destruct flooring for a kitchen in a low priced rental? thought MAYBE ceramic tile would be hard to ruin.?? YOUR thoughts?? thanks-d-

DangerMouse 10-06-2008 02:37 PM

nah don, they'll drop stuff on it and break the tiles... grand-dad said it best... "people never wash a rented car...." kenecto seems to be tuff stuff IF installed right, but a lot of bad threads on that too, though a few people swear by it IF done right. a cork floor may be an option?
or concrete? lol but hey, they'd probly screw that up too...... see if you can find someone to cut you 12x12 stainless steel squares, that MIGHT work... lol

DM

Floorwizard 10-06-2008 03:20 PM

it's about cheap replacement, not most durable.
They can ruin just about everything, so best to keep the replace cost low.

Glass back no glue Vinyl is the answer.
No need to tearout sticky Vinyl and replace underlay or all that lame Jazz.
Just remove Vinyl and lay new immediately. Best for rentals.

DangerMouse 10-06-2008 03:30 PM

true, that's what we used at the old house b4 we put it up for sale. not thinking straight tonight i guess. one piece, cut to size and forget it.
also, go to pic'n'save, dollar or biglots type store first, way cheaper there... in both ways.
DM

4just1don 10-06-2008 07:35 PM

thanks for the posts guys.
I didnt get what that glass back stuff is??? Is that the 12" by 12" place and press??Or are you talking old fashion sheet goods that comes on 12 rolls??That has to be glued down each time?? guess I need to get into the 21 century,,,my experiences have been mostly 30 years ago!!! Guess that makes me 'antique'.-d-

DangerMouse 10-06-2008 07:51 PM

use the rolls... but be sure to use Vinyl Flooring Tape to install No-Glue flooring. Carpet tapes may "read" through and impact the final installed appearance of your floor. Carpet tapes may also cause vinyl discoloration. Florcraft said it right, this should do it for you. you don't want to use gluedown in the rental, too messy to redo every new tenant.

DM


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