08:14PM | 10/07/04
Member Since: 10/17/02
11 lifetime posts
Hi, we have VCT floors installed in our utility room, kitchen and master bath. We chose that flooring because my husband is in a wheelchair and we thought a commercial product would hold up under his wheels. Wrong choice though, the tiles are cracking. The floors are in a 1 year new home, with tongue and grove plywood subfloor. We're talking with our builder, but the new home warranty has expired, and It's really not his fault anyway. I think the floor is flexing under the weight of my husband and his chair and causing the tile to crack. I don't think replacing the cracked tile will help if it's a problem in the subfloor. Is there a sealer that we could apply to keep the floor from breaking up any more? I'm afraid the floor will just disintegrate if we don't do something. As soom as I can, in a few years, I'll redo the floors in something else, although what, I don't know. If anyone has any suggestions for repairing the floor, please answer.


11:03AM | 10/08/04
Member Since: 07/21/04
41 lifetime posts
It should not be cracking. I know v.c.t. is a great choice for your needs, but the floor is flexing WAY too much.

What you want is a high end commercial laminate floor. That way you can just keep the v.c.t. where it is. less prep work.

*** "One floor expert to rule them all!" ***


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

A simple banquette piled with pillows and lit from above with a wall sconce is a tempting spot to curl up with a favorite ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon