Vinyl Tile or Vinyl Sheet?

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  1. KandTplus3

    KandTplus3 New Member

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    My husband and I are in agreement that we want to put down a new vinyl floor in the pup...but we can not seem to agree on the type. I like the new vinyl tile they have out (I have seen the great pics on some of the members pics)and they look great! hubby says that the tile will peel up and get dirt and gook in the seams.

    Curious...What do you all think?

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    Count 1 vote for sheet vinyl. I agree with dirt getting in the seams...and liquids too if you spill anything. And I read somewhere recently that some folks have complained of the tile squares peeling up....though I do agree they look really nice.

    In my world, functionality wins out over aesthetics any day....sorry

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  3. Xolthrax

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    Here is what I'm going to use. I used it in my house and was amazed by the results. It looks as good as any laminate flooring I've seen, but it's vinyl. The big plus is that it is a floating floor, so you don't have to worry about it peeling up. It's very quick and easy to install, too.


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    We installed the vinyl tiles in our kitchen and bathroom. I haven't had a problem with them coming up at all, but if the seams are not perfectly joined you will get dirt in there that doesn't want to come out. We have that problem in our kitchen. The bathroom, with less traffic, hasn't been such a problem. I don't think that I would choose to put them in my camper.

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    I am courious with the tiles, as opposed to a home that is kept at a constant temp wouldn't the flux of temperatures in the PU affect the glue, and cause it to peel?

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    I did the tile on my single bunk end, but I used the cheapest grade, I was looking for the lightest weight to add to PUP...it does come up a little on the sides...

    I have used the commercial grade in my bathroom and kitchen...very hard to get back up even with a hair dryer...but they are right about making sure there are no cracks...it is more that you have to go all the way to the wall and press in your cut/trimmed pieces...if the tile has a way to spread when you walk on it...it will.

    It is easier to put in the tiles than the whole piece...but once the whole piece is done I think that is the nicer installation, I know where every crack is and I hate the cracks!

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    I would vote for a single piece of vinyl flooring as well...although I have never done a flooring job in a pup, I have in a house...and would go for the one piece job over the single tile placement job everytime...my thought anyway...

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    Joe..

    Let me know how the floating floor comes out. I'm tossing around that idea as well.

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    Dave,

    The floating floor works fine. I put down laminate flooring in my pu. (Check out my webshots). This coming year will be the 3rd year we have had it down. It is easy to clean and keep clean.

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    I had vinyl tile in my bathroom and kitchen. The kitchen ones were light in color, and eventually you could see all the dirt stuck in the cracks, looked horrible, and we replaced. However, we have a medium-beige vinyl tile in our bathroom and it looks great. Maybe because they are dirt color, lol. So maybe it depends on the shade of the tile you select. My husband used glue adhesive to make sure they stayed put. If your buget allows, the sheet would probably be better, but if you don't want to spend too much, the tiles would work too.

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    The tile would be easier to install one square at a time but the single sheet would hold up better once installed. The extreme temperature changes would tend to cause the tile to shrink and expand and start to come up and let dirt get into the cracks between the tiles. The single sheet would have no cracks for the dirt and water to get into. In the long run I think you would be happier with the vinyl sheet, I know I would.

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    Thanks...The pics look good. Yet anther thing to add to the list of mods for this year.

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    We used a vinyl sheet on our PUP floor. Just create a template first, then cut the sheet goods to the template.

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    Good point Tim. Brown paper is much cheeper than vinyl flooring.

    Happy Camping!

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    Thanks Guys...Tim great tip about the template.

    We live in Indiana and we have freezing temps in the winter and scorching hot days in the summer. So maybe hubby has a point about the tiles... Looks like it will be vinyl sheet! I will make sure we post pics when we are done!
    Thanks!

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    Ok I agree with the vinyl sheet as the better installation, but I am thinking of all the cuts for frig, dinette, around the furnace and cupboards?

    Even with a template, how do you get it inside and down over everything without hurting it?

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    It is plenty plyable....and if needed you can heat it up with a hair dryer...carefully...to make it even more so

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    I put the vinyl floating floor that I spoke of in my kids' playroom. That is what made me think of putting it in the popup. Here is what it looks like (ignore the dust, I was still laying it).

    <img src="http://inlinethumb51.webshots.com/19186/2285685570101305190S500x500Q85.jpg" border=0>

    It is <b>very</b> easy to work with. I covered a 200 sq ft room in about 3 hours. I expect to finish the popup in about 1 hour. The big advantages are that it is a vinyl floor, but it is also a floating floor.


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    Joe, my neighbor did the same floor in her house and I couldn't tell it wasn't real wood. That stuff looks good!

    As for topic:

    We all have allergies in my house so we removed all the carpet and have a mix of 1 piece vinyl, vinyl tile and ceramic tile. Out of all of it, I like the vinyl tile the best. You don't have to replace it all if part gets damaged. But I don't know how it would fair with temps going from one extreme to the other. I will be redoing the floor in our pup and will be using 1 piece vinyl. But when I replace it, I will have everything out of the pup and won't have to deal with cuts.

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    Xolthrax - Did you use it in a living/family room at home? I'd love to do my family room but don't want to spend $2-3,000 to do it.
     

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