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# 175808 12-Jul-2015 17:21
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We are doing a fair bit of work on our mid 80s house (bathroom, kitchen etc) Has to be done (dux quest pipes) but the dollars are adding up. The lfooring is currently a mixture of chipboard and original vinyl in the wet areas. There's been carpet in the past in the main areas - but it was ripped up by the vendor. 

I'm seriously considering sheet vinyl through the kitchen/living/corridor (the carpet in the bedrooms is fine) . Is that  the cheapest option - compared to say vinyl planks or laminate? What are the pros/cons Anyone done something simiilar and have a price? The area is about 62 sqm 




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  # 1341696 12-Jul-2015 17:40
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There's a lot better (i.e. nicer and less vinyl like!) selection available than there was a few years ago. Having it coved up the walls can be quite good in wet areas, and it can also be used through full wet area showers and the like.

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  # 1341715 12-Jul-2015 18:33
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Vinyl doesn't tend to work out cheaper than carpet, esp if floor prep is needed and I wouldn't vinyl the living area anyway, simply for comfort/aesthetics reasons.

That being said there are some very nice vinyls, that are very far removed from the 80s rubbish, that would be good for a kitchen.

Are you in Auckland?  

What are the dimensions for living room?  I have most of a roll of carpet that I was going to put on trade me.  It's new (has been sitting in my basement for a year, it was contrad in exchange for some labour and tech skills but it was too small for the area we wanted carpeted).  It's dimensions are 3.6 by about 6.9m.  PM me if interested.  I can also give you recommendations for carpet and vinyl layers.
 



 
 
 
 




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  # 1341825 12-Jul-2015 21:46
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blackjack17: Vinyl doesn't tend to work out cheaper than carpet, esp if floor prep is needed and I wouldn't vinyl the living area anyway, simply for comfort/aesthetics reasons.

That being said there are some very nice vinyls, that are very far removed from the 80s rubbish, that would be good for a kitchen.

Are you in Auckland?  

What are the dimensions for living room?  I have most of a roll of carpet that I was going to put on trade me.  It's new (has been sitting in my basement for a year, it was contrad in exchange for some labour and tech skills but it was too small for the area we wanted carpeted).  It's dimensions are 3.6 by about 6.9m.  PM me if interested.  I can also give you recommendations for carpet and vinyl layers.
 
 

Oh no no  carpet! I'm not a fan outside of bedrooms (which are carpeted). It will be hard flooring a) because we live near the beach and b) because we have a part-time dog and c) the last house had carpet in the living - never again! 

The living is about 5.5 x 5 - but we actually need to do 62 m2 - which is the whole upper story of the house excluding bathroom and bedrooms - I want to have a single floor surface through as the kitchen/dining/lounge will be open - albeit L-shaped - and then you might as well make the corridor the same as well 




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  # 1341990 13-Jul-2015 10:31
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lissie:
Oh no no  carpet! I'm not a fan outside of bedrooms (which are carpeted). It will be hard flooring a) because we live near the beach and b) because we have a part-time dog...


What's your dog the rest of the time when he/she's not being a dog? 

You could be on to something here - say a part-time cat / part-time dog could mean families get the benefits of both with the outlay associated with only one animal.

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  # 1342016 13-Jul-2015 10:58
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We put Texline in to our bathrooms this year and are very happy with it so far. Basically it is a loose lay (i.e. not glued) vinyl with a fibrous polyester backing that means it is more forgiving on base floor imperfections and also softer and warmer underfoot.

http://www.gerflor.co.nz/products/end-users/floors/texline-comfort.html

Not the chepest vinyl, but the installation is faster and so should be cheaper. Having to deal with Carpet Court was the only negative, they were effectively useless through the whole process. Luckily the guy laying it was good. You may be able to find other resellers / installers.

Can't vouch for durability yet, but so far so good.



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  # 1342044 13-Jul-2015 11:19
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jonathan18:
lissie:
Oh no no  carpet! I'm not a fan outside of bedrooms (which are carpeted). It will be hard flooring a) because we live near the beach and b) because we have a part-time dog...


What's your dog the rest of the time when he/she's not being a dog? 

You could be on to something here - say a part-time cat / part-time dog could mean families get the benefits of both with the outlay associated with only one animal.
 

LMAO -  sorry should have said - he's a dog-share - sometimes his parents go off and cruise - and he hangs with us for a few weeks or months! I'ts actually a pretty good solution for someone who loves dogs but wants to travel ! 




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  # 1342046 13-Jul-2015 11:21
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xontech: We put Texline in to our bathrooms this year and are very happy with it so far. Basically it is a loose lay (i.e. not glued) vinyl with a fibrous polyester backing that means it is more forgiving on base floor imperfections and also softer and warmer underfoot.

http://www.gerflor.co.nz/products/end-users/floors/texline-comfort.html

Not the chepest vinyl, but the installation is faster and so should be cheaper. Having to deal with Carpet Court was the only negative, they were effectively useless through the whole process. Luckily the guy laying it was good. You may be able to find other resellers / installers.

Can't vouch for durability yet, but so far so good.
 

Thanks  will check it out. Agree re Carpet Court - I went in and talked to the local one - but they admitted they didn't actually instlall! So what's the point. Fortunately I have a recommendation for a small opertor who supplies and installs 




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