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Old 06-15-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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Do you have actual experience with 'no-glue vinyl sheet' flooring'? Like to know what you think about it. I presume it wears the same as 'full glue'. Does it lay down well (stay flat?). Anything else?

My situation...
I've got a few beach rentals. It's time to re-do the kitchen and bath flooring in one of them (an upper unit). I've been exploring a number of different alternatives, and then I stumbled upon 'no-glue vinyl sheet'.

This product looks like it might be ideal for use in some rentals. For vinyl, it looks descent. It looks durable. The product is inexpensive. Installation looks like it's easier than most anything else.

In case you haven't had rentals...
Tenants tend to be irresponsible and negligent. Destroying the landlords property is the tenant's job - and they take their work seriously. After a few decades of getting thumped, you start to realize that a good strategy is to find materials that can be purchased cheaply and installed quickly in between tenancies.

So, when I stumbled upon the 'no-glue vinyl sheet' it struck me that this just might be a great solution.

This is a question about 'no-glue vinyl sheet'. I'm already familiar with porcelain tile, Konecto, Metroflor, hardwood, engineered floors, etc.


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Old 06-15-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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I have installed many yards of Flexitec, one of the IVC loose-lay vinyls, in rentals with no problems. I have heard, that some people have had problems, but I have not. It's easy to install and easy to replace. It can be glued also.

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I have installed many yards of Flexitec, one of the IVC loose-lay vinyls, in rentals with no problems. I have heard, that some people have had problems, but I have not. It's easy to install and easy to replace. It can be glued also.
Thanks Rusty.

I'm inclined to use a product from either Home Depot or Lowes - it's a matter of convenience. I don't recall having seen 'Flexitec' at either of those places. Did you choose Flexitec because it was better than others, or was it simply more convenient for you?

I see that Flexitec has a 10 mil wear layer (or greater). Both HD and Lowes seem to be hiding the 'wear layer' info - it's not listed on their sites.

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I wonder why they would hide that info, yet not hide specs on lam or carpet....hmm....
Loose lay glass backed Vinyl will soon engulf the industry.
there really is no good reason to pick felt backed products....unless you like the pattern.
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I mentioned Flexitec, because I am more familiar with it. The stores here sell more of it than the other brands. I am sure some of the others are just as good. They all should have several grades.
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I wonder why they would hide that info, yet not hide specs on lam or carpet....hmm....
Loose lay glass backed Vinyl will soon engulf the industry.
there really is no good reason to pick felt backed products....unless you like the pattern.
HD quotes vinyl specs like this:
Assembled Height (In Inches) : .08 In.
Thickness : .080 In.

0.080 inches = 80 mils. So, they've quoted the total thickness twice in slightly different ways.

Nothing about wear layer. Specs in inches instead of mils.

Anyway, you're right, I was composing that post rather quickly and chose the wrong words... and that conveys the wrong impression. They're not really trying to hide anything, they simply have a database that fills in content automatically and they don't have provisions to structure the content to list 'wear layer'.
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woo,that sounds good ,but we can provide the good vinyl tile with reasonable price.

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