Realistic "tile look" from a vinyl product
We installed this vinyl plank flooring over an existing old vinyl sheet flooring in our kitchen. So far we have been very pleased. It looks like tile but is softer underfoot and the color is great in that it doesn't show the dirt in our high traffic areas. The pattern is one of the most realistic we have seen for imitating the look of tile in a very reasonably priced vinyl. The four different strips that came in the numerous boxes we ordered allowed us to create a very natural look without an
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obvious repeating pattern (a look we preferred) We had very little waste.
If you have a square or rectangular floor, the installation should be a breeze as long as you follow the instructions precisely. We had a lot of "bump outs" and fitting into closets, a hall and adjoining powder room, so it was a little more difficult. In some places, because of all the custom fitting we needed to do, we ended up with some small gaps between the tiles. This hasn't interfered with the performance of the floor as of yet and is barely noticeable. Of course, now that we've done it once, we know what we would need to do to prevent gaps if we were to do it again but it's hard to explain in a few words. Simply put, it's best to start in a corner along a straight wall if possible.