Vinyl in basement laundry room

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Posted by: from Burlington
2/18/2012 at 2:18:20 PM

I am having the basement finished. Any suggestions for vinyl in the laundry room? I'm not a big fan of peel and stick tile but I understand it is easier to replace the tile if it gets damaged.

I want something warm under foot (heated floor not in the budget), durable but comfortable underfoot. I am having it installed so I don't have to worry about DIY.

Any recommendations for something $4. square foot or less (that is my budget). I was considering Tarkett fiber floor, but I came across some negative reviews on line.

Also any pros or cons to tile vs roll?


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Date/Time2/18/2012 at 4:06:14 PM

The roll vinyl is a much better product. It's water proof because there are no seams and there are no edges to lift up. It's also very durable, so damage to the floor is rare. No floor is going to be warm if it's placed directly on the concrete floor and at $4 sqft you don't really have any options.

If you can increase your budget the best option for a warm floor would be drainage board, 1" foam insulation, tongue and groove plywood, then your vinyl. Next would be the same, but skip the foam insulation. Even if you just put down the plywood, it will help with the temperature of the floors.

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Gina in Burlington
Date/Time2/19/2012 at 10:10:59 AM

Thank you. Yes I should have mentioned that there would be a subfloor below the vinyl (subfloor like Dricore) throughout is going under it, so it should be warm.

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