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Old 04-24-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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I have glued down kitchen carpet and linolium on my floor right now which is 35 years old. It is glued to plyboard flooring. What would be best to use tile or wood floor? I need the easiest fix.

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Old 04-24-2011, 08:04 AM   #2
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You finished your request with.....need the easiest fix.
You open yourself up to a ton of scrutiny.

Easy fix because of what?

budget?
skill level?
time to flip it?
need to move in?
existing conditions of the floor?
in-laws coming over for Easter Dinner?

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Wood or tile is used in many a kitchen

Both have to be done properly and both take a lot of skill to do right.
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When I bought my house it had hardwood throughout, including the kitchen. It looked really nice. Until a small water leak ruined it. I will never install wood or any other product that has the potential for damage with exposure to wet.
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Floor tiles will crack if water gets to the subfloor.

jus sayin......
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Cluck Cluck.....have a nice day.
It's sunny and 50 here in Maine....Happy Easter


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Actually I never thought of that. Suddenly cheezy vinyl is looking a little appealing. At least for my situation- low budget, busy kids and large dog
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Hey Mr. Since I have your attention, what do you think of floating click together porcelain. ?
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I did it on a small bathroom and it was just okay.....

Hard to cut (needed a diamond blade)
I didn't like the "grout" that came with it.
The grout should be sealed but the instructions didn't say anything about sealing...just a tube of caulk/grout....I found it to be porous.

Floating underlayment was easy.
Removed all the baseboard and installed new baseboard on top of the tile. Otherwise a shoe molding is needed.

Not bad though.......
Pretty inexpensive and quick.

The locking can get tricky towards the end.....
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Easy to install is very appealing to me. Single mom and DIY newbie. When I read other posts that address floor flex and joist span it all starts to sound like Charlie Brown's teacher. Too much to process at this time. My current damaged hardwood has a layer of vinyl and then 3/4 particleboard as a subfloor so I figured a floating porcelain would eliminate the need for reinforcement, but I thought it was expensive. Maybe just up here?

Central Ontario- finally felt like spring yesterday 22c (72f) Cold again today calling for more and more rain all week Grrr

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