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Old 01-22-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I had originally planned to replace the "ugly" sheet vinyl in a bathroom with ceramic mosaic tile but the estimate was almost $2000 because of the labor involved. Since I am planning on selling soon anyway, I'm considering just getting a nicer looking sheet vinyl...well as nice as sheet vinyl CAN look. Any recommendations?
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:36 AM
 
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Check at flooring stores and see if they have end rolls for sale. I have done 2 bathrooms this way, the most expensive one, for materials, cost me $21. Installation was another $100 or so.

I recently saw at Home Depot a pretty easy do it yourself vinyl flooring. It was a floating vinyl tile floor that looked really easy to install. It had a waterproof membrane that sealed the tiles once they were installed. It came in sheets that were about 16"x48" and you could trim them with a utility knife. There were about 12 different design choices, most of which looked like tile or even a couple that looked like wood. They are similar to a Pergo type flooring, but vinyl. I am planning on putting them in our laundry room in the near future.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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"...because of the labor involved".
Well that depends on what is actually involved- because there is more than one way to skin a cat. Depending on the condition and adherence of the present vinyl sheet flooring, you maybe able to go right on top of it with a embossing leveler. But if the subfloor and the sheet flooring are questionable then tearing everything out maybe the only solution. Which is where the $$$ comes in.
There are several manufacturers of vinyl sheet flooring when I was building starter homes for a national builder we used sheet flooring for all the bathes and kitchen. The flooring contractor used Armstrong. Armstrong is probably the number 1 seller in volume and brand recognition.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:35 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Can the vinyl sheet be laid over an uneven floor? My basement powder room has (1960) linoleum tile, but there's some kind of patching on one side from water damage. It's made the floor higher in that area, so it's very uneven. There was wall-to-wall carpet over it when I moved in, but I pulled it up because it got wet when the toilet overflowed. I want to put something over the tile, but not carpet, and not something that would need extensive floor prep and leveling.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:34 AM
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Location: Tricity
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I am not sure about your cost savings, but here you go:
marmoleum
Interior Floor Designs Seattle Flooring Products, Wood Floors (http://www.interiorfloordesigns.com/flooring_products_main.php - broken link)
or linoleum
Loving Linoleum : Bathroom Remodeling : HGTV Remodels
resilient flooring:
Resilient Floors
Laminate Floor - Flooring, Laminate Options - Mannington Flooring
Decorative Vinyl Options, Adura Products - Mannington Flooring
Fiberglass Tile, Fiberglass Wood - Sobella - Mannington Flooring
Where to buy Hardwood, Tile, Vinyl Flooring
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Since I am planning on selling soon anyway... Any recommendations?
For a small area like a bathroom material price is modest.
Focus on the colors/contrasts available from the upper end
of product offered by any of the name brand companies.
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