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11:50AM | 11/13/04
Member Since: 08/24/04
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I recieved info on re-doing cabinets today. Now, I need to know if vinyl floor tiles will

hold up as well as regular vinyl flooring. The man that has for years layed all the carpet and vinyl for my family tells me that I will be sorry if I use the adhesive blocks.

He says that after moppings and spills, they will start to come loose. Is that true? If so, what can be done? Again, I am on a very tight budget after buying the house and need to save every penny. I can get a better price for the tiles and lay them myself. But, I don't want to if I will have to re-do it a couple years from now.



12:58AM | 11/14/04
Member Since: 11/13/04
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Yes, your installer is correct in that the peel and stick vinyl tiles do not last as long as sheet vinyl.

However the other option is VCT tiles. They are inexpensive, and you can find them anywhere. ( you will notice them in some of the bigger department stores like *******, *******, etc.

Good Luck


07:33PM | 11/18/04
Member Since: 11/14/04
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most companys like h/d will not install peel n stick ,because they cannot quarantee the installation ,such as seperation , tiles getting loose . this is a do -it-yourselfer i/s , the easiest to do . most of the seperation comes from expanion - contraction , the oven ,the weather, the adhesive reactivates and expands when hot and humid, when cold it contracts leaving the adhesive in the joints , when moped the dirt gets traped . have mine for years they still look bad... lol .. get sheet vinyl or laminate a bit highter priced but worth it . also can be installed by yourself ,

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