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Old 07-12-2019, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tuesday ? on a Friday, Floor peeps step on in.

I have been out of the construction game for many years but am now remodeling our break room at work. Which is a GM Dealership, the old floor was just press type board that was painted. The room is upstairs, my first thoughts are put down a substrate floor then VCT.
What would P.B.B do?
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is the current painted board peeling or lifting anywhere?

for a work break room, glue down vinyl sheet wins every time.

cheap, durable, easy enough, highly subfloor tolerant
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bonus points if it is an obnoxious pattern so that folks are discouraged from hanging out there
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Half the paint has been worn off and other parts have been worn down some. I feel like to use the existing floor it would need to be sanded and floated. which would be more work and expense then just putting down a new 1/4 layer.
Doc, what kind of tile? Could I not float the floor and level the tile with the adhesive mortar?
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if the floor is stable and sound, yeah you could float it and level it with mortar or an overlay, but sheet vinyl will go right over that shit with nothing more than a decent sweeping and mopping and last long enough until somebody decides to remodel
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For the type of wear and abuse the area gets I feel sheet vinyl will end up getting tears. that has been my past experience. That certainly would make install easy though, are there tougher versions of sheet vinyl these days?
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you should be able to find sheet vinyl with a 20mil wear layer pretty easily. I've personally found that VCT, for the price, doesn't seem to look or hold up any better than a sheet vinyl in service. Yeah, the cheapest thin sheet stuff is still out there, but going up in cost a level or two is a pretty decent product and still cheaper than VCT.

instead of popping up and replacing a tile section if something heavy is dragged across it, you get the pain in the ass of trying to cut out and match a pattern, but typical foot traffic, boots, scratches won't be any different.

click together floating laminates are also much better today than they were 20 years ago and similarly require very little sub prep.
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I really like the click together flooring idea, any particular brands that we know can take the most punishment?
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if the floor is stable and sound, yeah you could float it and level it with mortar or an overlay, but sheet vinyl will go right over that shit with nothing more than a decent sweeping and mopping and last long enough until somebody decides to remodel
or when someone decides to move a fridge and leaves a gouge through the floor. I hate sheet Vinyl. It should be the perfect material but between not being able to get anyone to heat weld the seams or someone moving a heavy whatever right after it's installed and ripping a hole in it, it sucks.

I vote floating floor in the wood look variety. Easy to install and change later.
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