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"Search for thickest bathroom vinyl," in the Vinyl Flooring Q&A forum, begins: "Hey there, My wife and I keep arguing about what to do with the bathrooms. She likes the carpet in ..."

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Old December 15, 2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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Search for thickest bathroom vinyl


Hey there,

My wife and I keep arguing about what to do with the bathrooms. She likes the carpet in the bathrooms and I think its ridiculous. We compromised with a concept that I don't even know if its achievable. Is it possible to find marble-looking vinyl thats as thick as 1/4" inch and self-adhesive? She wants it soft as possible to the touch, so it should be thick. We live in a manufacture home and the base floor is 1 inch pressed wood.

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Old December 15, 2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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Welcome Vic,

Victor contacted me from my contact page on my site. I suggested he tap the knowledge base here.

My first thought was one of the fiberglass backed floors, while not self stick, it is looselaid. It is fairly thick, no where near 1/4 inch though.

Be patient Vic, if there is anything out there these guys will know.

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Old December 15, 2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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Welcome Vic, sorry to say that I havn't seen anything like that in years. They used to have some cushioned vinyl 1/8 inch foam on the back. But what happened was the vinyl would lose its flexibility and the cushion would still allow movement and the vinyl would crack.
The ones Barry is talking about, are made by a number of companies, Tarkett, IVC, Carpet One stores have some very nice ones.

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Old December 15, 2008, 03:42 PM   #4
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I did some work for a customer that wanted a soft flooring in the bathroom. She ended up choosing cork flooring that she liked very well.

On another note, you may find when you pull back the carpet that you have some subfloor damage. Every house I've worked on that had carpet in the bathrooms had damage because once moisture gets in the carpet it is very slow to dry and some of it eventually gets to the subfloor, particularly next to the tub and around the toilet.

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Old December 15, 2008, 04:07 PM   #5
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The ones Barry is talking about, are made by a number of companies, Tarkett, IVC, Carpet One stores have some very nice ones.
Welcome Vic, do one better than Tarkett or IVC, take a look at Mannington's Sobella Supreme, failing that, cork is indeed an option (make sure it gets sealed).

Good luck. Carpet sucks in a bathroom.

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Old December 15, 2008, 04:19 PM   #6
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Good luck. Carpet sucks in a bathroom.

Yeah, it sucks water....and doesn't let it go.

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Old December 15, 2008, 04:53 PM   #7
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Some of the top end IVC vinyls are getting close to 1/4" thick.

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Old December 15, 2008, 04:53 PM   #8
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I thought of cork also, but thought the floating floors would be easier. If cork becomes an option, I think Expanco (or a line like it) would be a good option. It comes in solid cork, and they make a waterbased contact that is installer friendly. Once applied it is as easy as a peel and stick. Thicknesses are 1/8, 1/4, and 3/8.

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Old December 16, 2008, 12:48 PM   #9
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IVC has a product I carry in my store called Natural Grandeur which is a fiberglass backed cushioned vinyl product that is about 3/16" thick. To the best of my knowledge it is the thickest vinyl product on the market. Comes in tile, stone, and wood looks. We sell it for $3.10/sf. You can loose lay it or use a pressure sensitive glue.

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Old December 17, 2008, 02:41 PM   #10
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Welcome Russ

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Old December 17, 2008, 04:13 PM   #11
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Welcome Russ.

Do you know that none of the vinyl manufacturers will warrant their loose-lay-type vinyls if the looselaid size exceeds 12x12? If smaller than that and has a seam, no warranty there either if looselaid.

We glue 'em all.

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Flexitec warranties theirs up tp 12 x 18.75 (25 yards.) They also warranty bigger pieces if seamed.

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And I thought Tarkett has a 'no limits' warranty on most of their glass backs.

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Old December 17, 2008, 05:17 PM   #14
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And I thought Tarkett has a 'no limits' warranty on most of their glass backs.

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Tarkett's fibrefloor has had the most looselay installation failures here. Stuff stretches as bad as interflex shrunk. We have a hard copy of specs, 44 pages of "we are not responsible for" everything. If a customer rolls a microwave cart across it, their warranty is void. But then this is at least the fourth version of specs we have had for this product.

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And I thought Tarkett has a 'no limits' warranty on most of their glass backs.

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Your correct Barry. Tarkett is the only vinyl brand we sell and install. The only time we've had a problem on a loose lay install is when the vinyl gets pinned down somewhere, or no expansion was left. To be honest, we only loose lay drops. Any jobs that requires a seam we full spread.

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