06:32PM | 05/12/03
Member Since: 02/10/03
23 lifetime posts
Has anyone tried Congoleum? We're thinking of putting the Ultima line in a kitchen. Comments? Other recommendations??


03:45AM | 05/13/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
I installed Congoleum in my entry-way and kitchen of my Townhouse. I had it for 2 years before moving and it that time it looked wonderful and held up great. If you are installing it yourself,

1: Take your time
2: Make sure your sub floor is clean and does not have any protrusions. Even though the tiles are thick, even small imperfections in the floor will eventually show through.
3: Rent a heavy roller to remove air when laying down the tiles.

Good luck.


05:11AM | 05/13/03
Member Since: 02/10/03
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We are planning on installing a single sheet so we don't have seams. I understand the Congoleum 'Ultima' line can come off a 12' roller which would be great for our 9' x 17' kitchen. We'll have some extra left over to use somewhere else. Should we still get a large roller to remove air?


12:33PM | 05/13/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
congoleum ultima is the best value in sheet vinyl today,you can buy it at home depot for $19.99 s.y.,you can roll it if you want to ,but i dont think it's necessary,if you use the correct trowel .good luck


02:25AM | 05/20/03
Member Since: 04/30/03
6 lifetime posts
I have to recommend that you use a heavy roller and continue to roll and roll and roll after you install the floor. Rent a roller from Home Depot for $15 and save yourself my problem. I just installed a Congoleum Highlight floor. See my post "bubble after installed linoleum". And I rolled for over an hour. :-(



06:33PM | 05/21/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i posted a reply to mark for his problem.bubbles come from gassing can roll the floor all day and still get them. a roller was used by flooring installers to flatten the groves in the adhesive,from the trowel,adhesives today are much stronger and need only a fine notch trowel . a 1/16 x 1/16 x1/16 is normal.good luck
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