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20/03/2013 at 08:56
What do you have and where did you buy from?
Last bits of the kitchen need doing and flooring is one of them. It's hard to decide what to do as my whole downstairs is open plan. ATM we have laminate which is knackered and H hates it with a passion so laminate it out. We can't have real tiles as the floor would need making good so we're left with laying something over the laminate. Our builder guy dropped off some vinyl floor tiles yesterday but I don't like the colour of them so we are now left to look for other colours / options. H thinks we should go grey like the splashback but I'm erring on the side of boring and thinking laminate colour again as our carpets (when they are clean!) are like a biscuit colour.
Oh and needs to be bought by Saturday
20/03/2013 at 09:01
I have oak style, i looooooove it
20/03/2013 at 09:02
We have a tile floor (a real limestone called Travertine from Floors of Stone) in our kitchen and then have an oak floor in the dining/sitting end of the room. Not sure that is any help though!! If you have to lay it over the laminate, then an adhesive vinyl is probably your only option - I personally would go for a creamy/limestone colour aas i thin it would probably blend in a bit better and give you more options if you want to redecorate in the future.
20/03/2013 at 09:03
What about karndean? It looks better than laminate and fine to get wet. It can be pricy though...
20/03/2013 at 09:08
We are having Karndean in our new gaff. It's meant to be really good but obviously don't have any experience of it yet xxx
20/03/2013 at 09:09
We've got vinyl. It looks like tiles but is much warmer and it's wipe clean. I don't lilke wooden floors. I would have had tiles but it was too expensive. We got it from the local carpet fitting place.
20/03/2013 at 09:10
Fi you are so much help
I'll look at karndean - I've never heard of it. But having just googled I've seen some vinyl stuff in Wickes & Carpetright so will toddle instore tonight and have a looksy.
20/03/2013 at 09:11
We've got a vinyl flooring that we had put in when we moved into our current house, bought it from a local carpet and flooring shop. I had stone tiles in my old house, and although they looked nice, they were very cold and not so easy to clean (the grouting would get dirty which you don't get with vinyl)
There were so many different styles and colours of vinyl to choose from when we were looking, and that was about 7 years ago now.
20/03/2013 at 09:12
So Karndean is posh vinyl flooring then?
20/03/2013 at 09:31
Yes basically Karndean is posh vinyl!
We have oak effect laminate down which is ok but cold and gets filthy quickly.
How do you clean your floor?
If you go for real wood you have to treat it and you cant use water to clean it or abrasive cleaners.
20/03/2013 at 09:32
What, I love it. It is oak floorboards haha. I have heard of that stuff WS mentioned, we looked at it. Do you not have to get only specialised people to fit it. I hate floor tiles personally.
20/03/2013 at 09:35
No idea Kelifi, we bought a new build and asked them top fit it in our hallway as we didn't want the expense of real wood but needed something that could get wet and was wipe clean! People used to comment on it a lot as it looked like wood haha!
20/03/2013 at 09:37
I'm cool with vinyl you know, the space I'm talking about is teeny so real wood would be a waste of money.
1stBaby we clean it with a mop & flash nothng fancy.
20/03/2013 at 12:41
We've got vinyl, which is really easy to clean but is also quite easy to damage? We have our dining table in the kitchen and have to be careful getting up from the chairs, cos they kind of stick into the vinyl and if you push the chair then it rips? Although that could be because I'm still not convinced it fits properly and is a bit loose!!
20/03/2013 at 12:44
The thing with vinyl is it is a cheapish option, so probably wont last as long. I personally like it as its easy and cheap to replace.
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