11:21AM | 06/19/01
Member Since: 03/12/01
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we are looking at various types of floor materials (tile vs vinyl).

What would you recommend for long term use in a newly remodeled bathroom and why?

Are some brands better than others?

What is the best way to protect the subfloor from moisture (we already have to replace the subfloor as part of the remodeling).

Thanks in advance.


05:37PM | 06/19/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
This is sort of like whats better,paint or wallpaper?Anyway,here are a few thoughts.In my home I have very cheap vinyl tiles which have been down at least 18 years and still look pretty good.They probably cost under a $1.00 a tile when everything was done.Sheet vinyl I am guessing would yield similar wear charactaristics as well as being less expensive than ceramic tile.I personally prefer ceramic but there are drawbacks.Because it is a two or more step process,it is more expensive.A little more care may be required from a cleaning aspect to avoid dirt build up in the grout.Finally,even with a level start,there is no guarentee that the floor will not shift and crack some tiles.My last comment would be that if you dislike your decision a year after installation,then it's easier to deal with a vinyl job as opposed to chiseling out ceramic tiles.The building I work in has 90 tiled bathroom floors and although many tiles have cracked due to settling,the appearance is still outstanding after 13 years.Whatever you choose,best of luck!


05:31AM | 06/20/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Vinyl is cheaper, easier to install, requires less care, has more color and style options, and is not as "cold" in the winter as ceramic. It's much easier to replace if/when you get tired of it.


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