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ldydg

06:11AM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 03/12/03
11 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
We are having a new home built and we are not carpet people so we would like to have Pergo installed or this new Quick-Step flooring that is out. However I just read that Mr. Vila doesn't recommend it in the kitchen. Our floor plan is all open kit/dining/living room.

My first question is would it look ok if I used vinyl in the kitchen, dining room and bathrooms then go with the pergo type in the rest of the house? (We like the cherry color pergo). Also has anyone heard of this Quick-Step flooring or this new Kahrs flooring from Sweden? Then, which is better vinyl or linoleum?

carpetman

07:45AM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i would say most laminate floor go in the kitchen,so if thats your choice go ahead.the main thing about laminate floors is to keep them as dry as possible,don't wet mop. also even "quick click" floors can(and should)be glued in wet areas.the brands of flooring you mention are good products, some sales people will tell you "best thing made " others "nothing but problems" you need to shop aroundand ask lots of questions. find whats right for you.
sheet vinyl is now the standard flooring for a kitchen,bathroom ect, lino is still made but can be expensive,but it is very good. good luck

ldydg

02:42PM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 03/12/03
11 lifetime posts
Thanks for the advice. We are having professional do the work and hopefully the sales people will "not just try to make a sale". Since you say I need to be careful about water, I'm now leaning towards vinyl/linoleum in the kitchen (I tend to be a clean freak) but I'm still concerned how it will look going from vinyl to pergo because the kit/dining/living rm are all connected and not separated by anything except a small island in the kitchen. I will go with vinyl in the bathrooms. Any ideas?

carpetman

09:18PM | 03/14/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
most houses that have hardwood through the house also have vinyl in the kitchen,so don't worry about the look. good luck
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