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Bev May 22, 2011 12:09 PM

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ortiz34 said (Post 137375)
Because?
I honestly don't sell Mannington any longer, I've seen and touched it physically...just do not carry it

What is it that you don't like about the Mannington? We've seen and touched it, too, and still like it...

Jim McClain May 31, 2011 12:43 PM

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stullis June 1, 2011 08:09 AM

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ortiz34 said (Post 137375)
Because?
I honestly don't sell Mannington any longer, I've seen and touched it physically...just do not carry it

If you have seen it and touched it you should know why. ;)


Quality of the backing, quality of the finish, stability of the product when loose laying it, overall look seems better to me, :)

Bev June 6, 2011 10:42 PM

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stullis said (Post 138383)
If you have seen it and touched it you should know why. ;)


Quality of the backing, quality of the finish, stability of the product when loose laying it, overall look seems better to me, :)

Thanks to everyone for all your input on the vinyl flooring issue--we finally decided to go with the Mannington Sobella Omni HD Kasbah Skipping Stone (man, that's a mouthful!) My husband and I installed it last night and we're both very pleased with the outcome. I'll see if I can figure out how to load a photo of our kitchen on this site... We've been building this kitchen addition ourselves for close to a year now--we're finally seeing an end in sight!

stullis June 6, 2011 11:42 PM

Looks like you did a good job Bev. :)
I think you will be real happy with it long term as well.

What some of us don't like about Mannington is that their customer service can be rather poor at times.

Jim McClain June 7, 2011 02:27 AM

Yeah, ya done good. :yesss: I like how you centered the pattern.

Now you need to do a skin on them toe kicks to close up the gaps between cabinets (critter doorways) and cap that counter top so greasy dirt doesn't end up in those drawers on either side of the stove.

:good:

Bev June 7, 2011 11:37 AM

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Jim McClain said (Post 138695)
Yeah, ya done good. :yesss: I like how you centered the pattern.

Now you need to do a skin on them toe kicks to close up the gaps between cabinets (critter doorways) and cap that counter top so greasy dirt doesn't end up in those drawers on either side of the stove.

:good:

Thanks, Scott and Jim! Yeah, we still have a lot of finishing touches to do on the kitchen, toe kicks, molding, backsplash, etc. My persnickety hubby insisted on moving the flooring over about 1/4" so that grout line would line up with the middle of the sink base--I'm glad you mentioned that--it made him happy to know that someone noticed it! As for the counter tops--we bought one of those slide-in ranges with the smooth cooktop, so the cooktop edges actually sit on top of the counter top--do you still think we need to cap those sides?
As for the flooring, the kitchen area also includes a pantry and a broom closet, with a hall going into my husband's office space. I'll attach some photos of my husband cutting the flooring using the complicated template that he made. Luckily, our son was here to help us carry the flooring in to the kitchen, since it was so bulky (we did it all in one piece, other than a small square where the range will sit). It was real tricky when it came to glueing it down--we had to do it in thirds, rather than halves, but we did it! I'm so proud of my talented husband--not bad for a 63-yr.-old semi-retired cab driver, eh?! :yesss:

Jim McClain June 7, 2011 12:23 PM

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Bev said (Post 138706)
As for the counter tops--we bought one of those slide-in ranges with the smooth cooktop, so the cooktop edges actually sit on top of the counter top--do you still think we need to cap those sides?

Yes. I promise you, about 6 or 8 months from now, you'll grab a seldom used utensil from there and be wondering how that sticky old grease found its way into the drawer.

You know, pros make patterns for vinyl jobs all the time. Except for the paper he used and the stemware in his hand, he looks like a pro to me. ;) Then again, some pros might use that kind of paper and a few might even celebrate the day's end with a refreshing beverage or three. :D

Not bad for anyone, let alone a cabby. :yesss:

CalPolyMom June 7, 2011 12:48 PM

:good:

Bev, I love your new floor! And, I'm very impressed that you did it yourselves! You picked a great floor design, too. Goes well with your pretty cabinetry. I hope you enjoy many years on that awesome floor!

kylenelson June 7, 2011 04:23 PM

Job well done Bev! Looks nice!

Bev June 7, 2011 05:08 PM

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Jim McClain said (Post 138695)
Yeah, ya done good. :yesss: I like how you centered the pattern.

Now you need to do a skin on them toe kicks to close up the gaps between cabinets (critter doorways) and cap that counter top so greasy dirt doesn't end up in those drawers on either side of the stove.

:good:

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kylenelson said (Post 138712)
Job well done Bev! Looks nice!

Thanks, folks! Boy, my hubby's going to get a big head, what with all the nice comments! (I guess I shouldn't have given him such a hard time about moving the flooring 1/4" so it would match up with the middle of the sink base, after all. ;) ) And thanks, CalPolyMom, for starting this thread--this forum has been a great help! By the way, we've built our whole kitchen addition ourselves--from the foundation to the framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, drywall, plastering, cabinet installing--yup, we did it ourselves (okay, hubby did most of it, with the help of his brother and our son, but I helped, too :yesss: )! The only things we hired out were the Corian counter tops and the brickwork on the outside of the house--we wanted it to match our existing exterior. It's been quite an experience, and I don't know if we could have done it as well without the help of the Internet--youtube, forums like this, etc. Now, are there any backsplash forums out there?

polestretch June 7, 2011 05:21 PM

Bev, Not to make your husbands head any bigger,.........I was impressed that he took his shoes off to crawl around the vinyl. Most of us pros don't do that!

Jim McClain June 7, 2011 06:00 PM

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Bev said (Post 138715)
Now, are there any backsplash forums out there?

We have plenty of great tile guys here. Just go to our ceramic forum and post your questions.

Jim

Bev June 7, 2011 06:17 PM

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TFP Admin said (Post 138722)
We have plenty of great tile guys here. Just go to our ceramic forum and post your questions.

Jim

Great, thanks, Jim!

FlooringGirl June 7, 2011 08:03 PM

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Bev said (Post 138727)
Great, thanks, Jim!

Bev,

Backsplashes are one of my fortes, so please let me know when you start working on that!

Tia


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