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Old 03-29-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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What flooring is best for cold climates?


Will just be heating on weekends in winter, so a floor that can withstand drastic temp changes varying from -40 to 70, without cracking or warping. My first guess is a sheet of vinyl, floated not glued?
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Will just be heating on weekends in winter, so a floor that can withstand drastic temp changes varying from -40 to 70, without cracking or warping. My first guess is a sheet of vinyl, floated not glued?
That's what I would install no matter what the climate but if you haven't done so you might consider checking with a manufacturer for the cold conditions.
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Vinyl will probably be Ok, as long as you stay off of it during the extreme cold.
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Vinyl will probably be Ok, as long as you stay off of it during the extreme cold.
Great heating will be on a timer before arrival, so that wont be an issue.
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How about carpet?
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I would think that carpet would work, too.
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Does anyone know a company that makes 20' vinyl sheets? the box stores only seem to sell 12' at the max.
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Does anyone know a company that makes 20' vinyl sheets? the box stores only seem to sell 12' at the max.
13' 3" (3 meters) is as wide as you can get. Years back, there was some 15'.
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Vinyl works, as Rusty says, if you stay off it when cold. We have to go to our place to put on the heat, so we went with an interlocking laminate product (Terraco tile?) in the bedroom, Snapstone tile in the bath and kitchen, and pine plank in the great room. So far so good.
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