We recently purchased a beach house that has carpeting in the kitchen(ugh). Would like to replace it as economically as possible and keep it coastal looking. Any suggestions?
Vinylplank flooring is a good option, tho if your kitchen gets alot of sunlight and the house has no tempature control (ex.air-conditioner) vinyl plank floors can tend to warp in extreme heat. Choose a ridgid core vinyl product if your going with a click system, they provide the least amount of expansion for floating vinyl products.
Other option would be remove the carpet, and a layer of good one side ply to the subfloor and then glue down a vinyl plank product. The glue will keep the vinyl from expanding and warping as well. Full glue contact on the vinyl is a must tho.
Then of course there is always tile ! Definetly the more expensive choice but they are beautiful and durable.
Please post the picture of the carpet and area where the carpet is lay down. There are many options for kitchen flooring such as ceramic tiles, hardwood flooring, vinyl and carpet flooring. It is your choice, which floor you like for your kitchen area. If you have any question, please feel free to contact me.
There are a lot of options available to you, but a lot of different factors would come into play, such as the state of subfloor and whether this building is used all four seasons. Your best bet is to have someone quote you in person.
Hey There,there are two cost efficient ways you could go to keep a coastal look. The more expensive and labour heavy of the two would be porcelain tile you would need mud/grout,tile saw,a thin putty knife, spacing crosses and a good eye to keep it straight. The most cost efficient of the two would be to get some tounge and groove laminate wood. The material you would need for that is the foam barrier and the panels them selves. For tools you would just need a skill saw and a tape and a staple gun. But both options are on the low end of a coastal looking floor. Hope this helps!
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