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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:42 PM

Loose lay flooring

Awhile back , I had stopped at a flooring store just for ideas. For now, I have just subfloor in my little kitchen and old carpeting in the adjoining living room. I saw on display Karndean Designflooring and right off thought that would work for me. It doesn't require gluing (expect in high traffic transition areas such as entry ways) and can be cut to fit with a razor knife.

It's expensive though at about $5 a square foot and I'm wondering if anyone here has experience with it.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:56 PM

1. No experience but I'm curious.

Is it real wood?

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:15 PM

2. No, it's vinyl I think.

It's very flexible and the planks do not interlock so in case one does spill something on the flooring, it's very easy to take up, wipe off, hang to dry and put back down again.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:21 PM

3. i had vinyl planks in my AZ house

we went with a pergo style here but i loved that stuff in AZ. had texture so the dogs didn;t slide all over, and it wore like iron.

we had it for over 8 years and when we sold the house we only had to replace two planks directly in front of the doggie door

here it is when we sold the house, 8 years later. hubby and i installed over 900 sq feet of it in three days






i did notice the same type product in Lowes the other day, we got ours at Costco IIRC in about 1999. peel and stick, cut with a utility knife, no fuss no muss

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:47 AM

4. underlayment(?)

 

I'm walking around on plywood subfloors because I ripped up the wall to wall carpet and then decided real wood floors were too expensive. The plywood is hard on the feet, even with wearing slippers, so I'm wondering about some sort of cushioning underlayment with these do it yourself floors?

Thanks.

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