Quandary

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I am in a quandary as to whether or not to install vinyl plank flooring in our house.  If the technician from American Carpet One declares that the concrete floor has moisture from the sprinkler system outside or from rain blowing through our windows, then we might be screwed.  He is coming here today to install a device to determine if there is moisture.

Moisture leads to mold and mildew.  This could affect the warranty.  If this is the case, David and I are inclined to cancel our order and continue to use carpeting, which is the only kind of flooring NOT affected by moisture.

I believe we will know the verdict on Monday.

David had a haircut yesterday and saw the vinyl flooring at Super Cuts.  He said it looked nice.  However, he noticed some deep scratches on the surface.  That, too, might deter us from going ahead with our order.

It seems that there are pros and cons to any type of flooring, whether carpet, ceramic tile, or vinyl.  Which would you choose?

7 Responses to “Quandary”

  1. Suzanne Says:

    It is such a hard call. I have carpeting in one room but I need to steam clean it at least twice a year. The vinyl in another is coming up.

  2. Christine Says:

    It seems to depend where you live when it comes to choosing the type of flooring, as you just said about the humidity. I would see what most people have and what looks nice to you. But good idea not to rush with your decision. Tile seems to be good in tropical climates.

  3. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Yes scratches in anything wooden are a possibliltity. With your concret floor, perhaps you should consider terrazo or indoor-outdoor carpet?? Dianne

  4. Dr. Octopus Says:

    Just stain and seal the concrete floor.

  5. L...w Says:

    Isn’t the floor moisture resistant? I thought that was the advantage of vinyl vs. laminate. We have our vinyl plank flooring in the bathroom and it works OK. I recently read that I should clean the floor with a special cleaner (Allure One) occasionally to keep the floor looking best.

  6. Kay's Musings Says:

    I like tile for the kitchen, but we’ve been happy so far with our laminated wood-like flooring.

  7. Beatrice Says:

    Each type has its pros and cons, except carpets, which became a total no-go….
    Love Beatrice

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