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    I have recently finished my upstairs in hardwood flooring. I have two bathrooms upstairs. My flooring is 3/4 inch higher than my bathroom flooring. I will be laying 1/4 inch subfloor and tile overtop. What I am wondering is I have a Jacuzzi tub that that front comes off of for access to the motor. Should I run the tiles underneath this panel and possibly trim the panel to fit or should I run the tiles to the edge of the panel? What should I use for trim?

    Thanks for your advice

    #640459

    RyanF
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    You dont want to use 1/4″ material under tile for a subfloor, unless youre calling CBU a subfloor.

    #640480

    How low does the panel edge come to . Is is 1″ off the floor or lower to tile . Do you have a picture .

    Always willing to learn .

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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    my guess is that you already have 3/4″ boards on the floor or more and then the hardwood in the rest of the area. In that case a 1/4″ tile backer and tile should be fine.

    As for the tup, it depends on how the access opens. I am not sure cutting it off works well as a lot of them have a lip you would be cutting off. as noted above, Photo’s would help.

    #651804

    The best bathroom floor I ever saw was the one my parents put in. They had a guy come in with a chopper gun and do it with fibreglass. They went 3″ up the wall and did the tub surround too. It was very easy to keep clean and had a nice fleck in it to make it look nice.

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    #715866

    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    Laminate is much improved now. The new stuff lasts a long time and is very easy to maintain.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #715875

    smallerstick
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    North Bay, ON

    @shaktiman welcome to BTP. When you have a chance, head on over the the “introduce yourself” thread and tell us a bit about yourself.

    As for flooring, my vote is with hardwood, the real stuff. You mention resale value, that’s true. Hardwood can be refinished, repaired, lasts a lifetime and is very easy to maintain. I’m not a big fan of laminate, a personal bias, I have not had much success with it at all. At the end of it’s life, rip it out and replace it.

    Laminates have the advantage in ease of installation and probably are lower installed cost than hardwood.

    My suggestion is to talk to a flooring professional who is comfortable doing all types of flooring to get the straight goods.

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #715890

    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    It’s all personal preferences.

    The resale value is only relevant if your geographic area overwhelmingly prefers hardwood. Down here in south Florida, where most prefer tiles and marble, hardwood wouldn’t really get a higher valuation unless you get into historic homes.

    Laminate have some advantages in terms of moisture resistance and scratch resistance. So if you have small children it can make a difference. The planks interlock and no spills or pee would seep through the seams and it’s easy cleanup. Hardwood depends on whether it’s nail down or glue down the cleanup is not as easy. Hardwood can also be scratched or chewed on by cats and dogs where laminates are much more resistant to that. Down here in south Florida most homes are slab foundation we do glue downs a lot. But if you ever get a leak and water gets under the laminate that thing swells up like a sponge and there is no return. Rip it out and redo it repair is not an option.

    There is also another in between option called engineered wood. Which is a T&G plank with ply or MDF with a thin piece of wood on top that can survive like 3-4 sandings. With a hardwood look and ease of installation of laminate and the price is in between.

    #715894

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    Hello everyone,,
    I read trying to get a general feel for putting in laminate floors, it seems like Reddit is extremely biased against laminate floors. I feel like I am missing something because everyone I talk to in person who has gotten laminate or VPF in the last 5 years absolutely loves them.

    From a practicality standpoint (scratch resistance, moisture resistance, maintenance/cleaning), it seems to me like they are superior to hardwood, and hardwood really only wins in the “look” and resale value categories. But for a homeowner who likes the look of the modern laminates and plans to be in their home for many years, what am I missing?

    I have installed many feet of VPF. And never have had one complaint. I think it’s a good product. But like everything anymore there is different grades available. The cheaper ones don’t look or hold up nearly as good.

    Ron

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    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #715919

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    Hello everyone,,
    …….. it seems like Reddit is extremely biased against laminate floors.

    Who’s that Reddit guy? Any construction expert like Holmes?

    #715938

    Doobie
    Pro

    Hello everyone,,
    …….. it seems like Reddit is extremely biased against laminate floors.

    Who’s that Reddit guy? Any construction expert like Holmes?

    Same here, what is Reddit?

    #715954

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Hello everyone,,
    I read trying to get a general feel for putting in laminate floors, it seems like Reddit is extremely biased against laminate floors. I feel like I am missing something because everyone I talk to in person who has gotten laminate or VPF in the last 5 years absolutely loves them.

    From a practicality standpoint (scratch resistance, moisture resistance, maintenance/cleaning), it seems to me like they are superior to hardwood, and hardwood really only wins in the “look” and resale value categories. But for a homeowner who likes the look of the modern laminates and plans to be in their home for many years, what am I missing?

    I have installed many feet of VPF. And never have had one complaint. I think it’s a good product. But like everything anymore there is different grades available. The cheaper ones don’t look or hold up nearly as good.

    I agree with Mr.W,, The VPF is very durable and it looks nice too. Ease of installation and maintenance and it has my vote all day long.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #715965

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    The VPF is very durable

    That’s good to know.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #715984

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    Some good opinions here , I have to say depends on where you live ,
    humidity and so on ,
    times have changed since the first laminate floors hit the market ,
    they are much thicker , offer plenty of widths and sizes , styles and textures ,
    it is still preference , i personally like the look and feel of hardwood myself ,
    good luck with your research , looking forward to what you decide .
    welcome to BTP

    #716022

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Hello everyone,,
    I read trying to get a general feel for putting in laminate floors, it seems like Reddit is extremely biased against laminate floors. I feel like I am https://chaturbate.onl/ missing something because everyone I talk to in person who has gotten laminate or VPF in the last 5 years absolutely loves them.
    From a practicality https://xvideos.onl/ standpoint (scratch resistance, moisture resistance, maintenance/cleaning), it seems to me like they https://xnxx.onl/ are superior to hardwood, and hardwood really only wins in the “look” and resale value categories. But for a homeowner who likes the look of the modern laminates and plans to be in their home for many years, what am I missing?

    This guy is a F(#*nk tool or we’ve been hacked.. His post is now full of p0rn links,,,wasn’t there yesterday,,, @chadm

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #716026

    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Reddit is a website.

    #716038

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    This guy is a tool or we’ve been hacked.

    That’s too bad.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #716045

    Doobie
    Pro

    This guy is a F(#*nk tool or we’ve been hacked.. His post is now full of p0rn links,,,wasn’t there yesterday

    I didn’t see it. Either Chad got rid of it after you tagged him, or is it that maybe it is on your end. I had a weird porn thing infiltrate my browsing a while ago. Had no idea what generated it. Went away as fast as it came in and I didn’t even do anything I know of to rid of it.

    #716083

    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    This thread doesn’t make sense 🤔😎

    #718268

    marioo
    Pro

    I’ve just laid Kardean flooring in my bathroom. Wide range of styles/colours, easy to lay, but you’ll need to tack down ply over the boards. Not that cheap but really good quality. All on the web.
    Recommended!

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