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ohman 09-11-2012 10:35 PM

Sunroom flooring questions
 
Dear all how are you doing?

We are considering to change the flooring of our sunroom as there were some water stains and it's quite old. Here is the photo of the sunroom current flooring (click the photo to enlarge):

http://s14.postimage.org/wb3prfz71/DSC_0779.jpg

As you can see in the photo, the floor in the sunroom is not 100% flat. Because of this, our contractor commented that we can not use "Wood Laminate" or "Vinyl Laminate" for the flooring, simply because it's not flat. My questions:

1. Is he telling the truth by saying that we can not use "wood laminate" or "vinyl laminate"?? He specialized in carpet installation so I'm thinking that he might be biased...

2. This sunroom is right next to the formal dining room and the kitchen (both are very good sized). We are thinking of converting the sunroom to make it function more like a "bedroom." Is it possible to do that, and if so, what kind of flooring would be the best for such?? I was thinking of choosing some type of "vinyl laminate" product that would match the hardwood floor (show in the above photo) of the kitchen. I think that would look very nice. However, wife's idea is that we should probably go with carpet (even commercial type of carpet) so that it would be multi-function and it would work better with the non-flat floor of the sunroom.. Thoughts or comments??

Thanks again! :help:

joecaption 09-11-2012 10:49 PM

Are you talking about the floor that looks like sheet linolium that looks like brick?
There's no way to tell from that picture how flat or not it is.
But yes, any floating floor needs a farly flat surface under it.

If it's going to become a bedroom I would want a carpeted floor. Any hard floor feels cold when you walk on it with bare feet.

joecaption 09-11-2012 10:52 PM

Where did the water stains come from?

A strip linolium or sheet linolium that looks like hardwood would also work.

ohman 09-12-2012 01:09 AM

Yes I'm talking about the floor that looks like brick, that's our sunroom.

The water stains came from a big plant. It doesn't show in the photo but we doubt that we can really clean it. Yes the current flooring I think is sheet linolium - is there a good way to clean sheet linolium that has bad water stain? Thanks!

joecaption 09-12-2012 08:10 AM

What have you tryed so far to clean it?
Just a thought, what your seeing is any minerals that where left in the water and that got picked up from the soil as the water pasted through it that were left behind when the water dryed up.
I would try some dishwasher anti spoting liquid on a soft rag in a small test area.
If that does not work then try CLR very carefully. Rince it off after trying it.
May have to use something like Mop and Glow to get the shine back.

Canarywood1 09-12-2012 03:17 PM

Agree,if CLR doesn't clean it up no other magic potion will.


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