11:45AM | 11/29/05
Member Since: 06/16/05
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Can anyone recommend the best type of flooring to use in my kitchen. I do not know the pros and cons of flooring. If I get pergo and they discontinue the product then I am stuck. If I use lineoleum then it may tear easily, and tile is way too expensive. I would love tile though. Any suggestions. Right now I have mauve indoor outdoor carpet in my kitchen. YUCK


10:46AM | 11/30/05
Member Since: 07/03/05
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You are right about tile being expensive, but it is the only flooring that will outlast the house so in the long run it may not be so expensive. The problem. if you want to call it that, is that tile needs a stable floor under it because it is a rigid product, as opposed to vinyl or wood which have flex. Part of the expense of tile is getting the subfloor up to snuff so the tile do not crack. I dont know what you have for subflooring under the rug, you may or may not have a suitable floor right now. If so, we can walk you through the install of tile and you can save some $$$.


11:10AM | 11/30/05
Member Since: 06/16/05
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Well there is indoor outdoor carpet in the kitchen and just wood underneath it.

I dont even think there is a subflooring or suitable subflooring.

When I go to the basement and look up through the wood floor I do see thin sheet of something. It may be subflooring but if it is it is very thin.

The floor is really level though. What is the best type of tile to use in the kitchen.Thanks TileGuyBob


06:27PM | 11/30/05
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
porcelain 12" tile, there is a lot of choice in color, texture, shape.

If you peel back the rug is there any hole in the floor that would give you a side view of the subflooring to determine how many layers there are and how thick each layer is? If not is it possible to drill a hole in the floor in some out of the way place to give you that view?

The floor joists are what supports the subfloor from underneath. They are usually spaced about 16" on center from each other and may be 2x10" in width and height. there are other sizes also. Can you measure the size and spacing. The joists are usually supported at one end by the foundation wall and a support beam or another wall at the other end. the distance between these supports ids called the unsupported span. the greater the span the more the joists will bend under weight. can you measure that unsupported span? all of this will tell us what your floor makeup is and how strong it is. Once we know the answers we can tell if the tile will live happily ever after or not and what you need to do to the subfloor to make them happy.


11:27AM | 01/28/06
Member Since: 10/17/04
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Cork is actually the best product currently available to us. It is great for the kitchen because it doesn't get cold the way that tile and laminate can. It doesn't mark the way that hardwood can, and it is a soft surface for those who spend a lot of time in their kitchen.


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