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Old 05-09-2016, 01:35 PM   #1
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Hello All!

I'm new here and apologize if this post is not in the correct forum or if my content is poorly organized.

I am currently updating my small master bathroom. I have already painted the cabinets using the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation kit in "Castle" with the glaze. It worked wonders, I am very pleased.

Now I need help or design ideas regarding the floor. I've decided on resilient vinyl planks because of the ease of installation. (Smartcore brand from Lowe's)

I grabbed a few samples from Lowe's but there are other color choices out there.

Please help me decide between these three (shown against the newly painted cabinets) or offer another color selection.

We have not chosen a wall color yet and are open to suggestion on that too.

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Personally I don't like the wood look in a bath. The new LVT products also come in tile look a likes. I have recently installed Core-tec Plus in my bath. It is a great product.
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Here is a great tool to help with color. you can pick between monochromatic, adjastent, triad, or tetrad then choose the color and it will show the other complimentary colors.


http://paletton.com/#uid=7000u0kllllaFw0g0qFqFg0w0aF

here is one i adjusted to closer to your cabinet colors.
http://paletton.com/#uid=73C0u0ka4gt5Cqz8blgd6aUjVa7


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The product you mentioned- Smartcore brand from Lowe's, does not have good reviews.
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The product you mentioned- Smartcore brand from Lowe's, does not have good reviews.
Please send link to negative reviews. I haven't seen very many

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The product you mentioned- Smartcore brand from Lowe's, does not have good reviews.
Do you have and personal experience with the product?

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No I do not. I just googled it and most of the comments were unfavorable.
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I apologize for making a suggestion that does not stick to your desire to use resilient vinyl. I don't believe that vinyl will hold up in a wet location (i.e., bathroom). I have several old rental properties (been at it 40+ years) --I would not use any type of vinyl, some years ago I moved to ceramic tile. Regard tile: (1) Pick something with a low slip/slippery factor. (2) Pick squares 13" or less. ----Tile will certainly outlast vinyl, easier to maintain. The number of tiles (color and texture) that will go with your cabinet color --are endless. Ok, I understand you are trying to make this a do-it-yourself project---and keep the cost down. But consider a tile floor---just saying. Jaes
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I apologize for making a suggestion that does not stick to your desire to use resilient vinyl. I don't believe that vinyl will hold up in a wet location (i.e., bathroom). I have several old rental properties (been at it 40+ years) --I would not use any type of vinyl, some years ago I moved to ceramic tile. Regard tile: (1) Pick something with a low slip/slippery factor. (2) Pick squares 13" or less. ----Tile will certainly outlast vinyl, easier to maintain. The number of tiles (color and texture) that will go with your cabinet color --are endless. Ok, I understand you are trying to make this a do-it-yourself project---and keep the cost down. But consider a tile floor---just saying. Jaes
No problem at all, I appreciate your feedback and suggestions. I have never installed a floor, so I don't know what the best options are. Thanks for the tips! I'll check all of these options out and post some more photos. I'm going fishing this weekend so it might be two weeks before I get started. Thanks a bunch!

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I apologize for making a suggestion that does not stick to your desire to use resilient vinyl. I don't believe that vinyl will hold up in a wet location (i.e., bathroom). I have several old rental properties (been at it 40+ years) --I would not use any type of vinyl, some years ago I moved to ceramic tile. Regard tile: (1) Pick something with a low slip/slippery factor. (2) Pick squares 13" or less. ----Tile will certainly outlast vinyl, easier to maintain. The number of tiles (color and texture) that will go with your cabinet color --are endless. Ok, I understand you are trying to make this a do-it-yourself project---and keep the cost down. But consider a tile floor---just saying. Jaes
I was really wanting the tile that looks like wood planks. My initial cost comparison lead me to the vinyl, but I wasn't thinking about long term maintenance / replacement. Ill check the numbers again

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First, I am surprised that someone didn't jump on me for saying vinyl would not hold up in wet locations (i.e., bathroom). Of course a one piece sheet of vinyl will hold up ---for years ---It's the vinyl "planks" that I am concerned about ---water will get into those seams in 1 to 2 years ---problems will start to show ---3 to 5 years you will be thinking of replacing the floor. ---You mentioned the floor was for "my small master bathroom." ----If it is a relatively small area, cost will be more ---but not really painfully more considering the many advantages of ceramic tile. Remember take "slip factor" into account (many tiles have "slip factor" (or something analogous) marked on the package of tiles. ---If you don't feel comfortable tiling the bathroom yourself, go to several tiles stores ---and ask: "If I do purchase tile, can you recommend an installer?" ---Get 3 or 4 names and phone #s. --Ask the installers for estimates (FREE estimates) and references. ---Installers might just give you a cost estimate by the square foot (underlayment will be needed). Phone the references, ask about quality of work and timeliness of job completion. ---just saying. Jaes.
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As far as color selection goes, the middle choice is the obvious one. We've done a couple of larger basement floors over concrete with that particular product over the past year and have never had any problem with callbacks. Also, I have been in and out of those jobs since the product was first installed and they look great. However, they were professionally installed. The guys use a little extra adhesive beyond what is supplied on the back of the product. As far as water goes, it is not so much the product as the sub-strate-----what you are apply the product on. In a bathroom, 1/4" cement board (tile backer board) might be the thing to use. For a small job it might be tough to get someone to look at it, but with a floor plan and a list of work that details the entire job, i.e., substrate, base, etc., you could get a pretty close estimate. A professional installer will see things you don't. In any event, I have used a lot of that product lately and it is pretty good. I was skeptical at first, but now I like it. Good luck.

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As far as color selection goes, the middle choice is the obvious one. We've done a couple of larger basement floors over concrete with that particular product over the past year and have never had any problem with callbacks. Also, I have been in and out of those jobs since the product was first installed and they look great. However, they were professionally installed. The guys use a little extra adhesive beyond what is supplied on the back of the product. As far as water goes, it is not so much the product as the sub-strate-----what you are apply the product on. In a bathroom, 1/4" cement board (tile backer board) might be the thing to use. For a small job it might be tough to get someone to look at it, but with a floor plan and a list of work that details the entire job, i.e., substrate, base, etc., you could get a pretty close estimate. A professional installer will see things you don't. In any event, I have used a lot of that product lately and it is pretty good. I was skeptical at first, but now I like it. Good luck.

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Thank you Rick! I'm glad you have enjoyed the product and you have helped me confirm a color choice.

Amazon and reading are two of my favorite things, I'll check out your book today.

Thanks again!

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FYI, I went with the Smartcore flooring from Lowe's. And it looks fantastic! It was super easy to install and I have nothing bad to say about it. I never found the surplus of negative reviews that rjniles claimed to find.

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Go with the middle one if its in a bathroom. The darker material will be a lifesaver in keeping it clean.
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