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Old 07-07-2017, 09:47 PM   #1
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Vinyl flooring

Hi, anyone do vinyl flooring for your house?
Any regret/ complaint?

Which brand is good?
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:10 PM   #2
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I am looking at vinyl flooring for full house BTO. My contractor is using Laflor. I am not sure if it is good or not.

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Old 09-07-2017, 07:46 PM   #3
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It actually depends on what kind of vinyl they using. Company branding aside, the thicker the vinyl the better its. Fyi my resale unit is using this luxury vinyl tiles (clip on type) thickness bout 5mm.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:17 AM   #4
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It actually depends on what kind of vinyl they using. Company branding aside, the thicker the vinyl the better its. Fyi my resale unit is using this luxury vinyl tiles (clip on type) thickness bout 5mm.

Yes, vinyl is cheaper, but i am worried about water seeping in thru the gaps and resulting in bad smell. Saw some bad complaints online overseas so i am asking if there is similar issue in singapore hdb.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:37 PM   #5
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Thought long and hard about which vinyl type to get (Evorich vs Lurf etc)

Ended up getting tiles instead
Don't need worry about scratch, water seepage, discoloration, sink in after long term furniture placement, uneven squeaking sounds (especially if overlaying on old floors) or VOC
But paid a bomb

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Old 17-08-2017, 12:30 AM   #6
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Not really true, heavy traffic places like hospital and mall are using thickness of 2.5mm only.
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Old 17-08-2017, 01:22 PM   #7
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Not really true, heavy traffic places like hospital and mall are using thickness of 2.5mm only.
I agree the thickness of vinyl doesn't really contribute to the durability.

On the other hand, vinyl with 4.5mm or 5mm are made for clicking installation (each piece of vinyl click onto another piece of vinyl), those 1.8mm or 2mm vinyl are made for sticking installation (each vinyl piece come with self adhesive sticking glue that simply stick onto the floor).

While hospital uses big vinyl sheet, not the same vinyl type we used for home flooring. Anyway, I worked in hospital before and had seen contractor used superglue to stick the big vinyl sheet onto the hospital's floor.
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Old 18-08-2017, 01:56 PM   #8
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SingFloor - Singapore wood vinyl flooring
In singapore, vinyl flooring can cost between $6-10 per sq ft. Depends on the quality of the product.

The good thing about vinyl is that it is easy to install and can be made to look like wood or tile. It could dent and tear easily. But actually it is relatively waterproof and can withstand standing water. So sometimes people recommend it to be used for kitchen.

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Old 19-08-2017, 03:32 PM   #9
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SingFloor - Singapore wood vinyl flooring
In singapore, vinyl flooring can cost between $6-10 per sq ft. Depends on the quality of the product.

The good thing about vinyl is that it is easy to install and can be made to look like wood or tile. It could dent and tear easily. But actually it is relatively waterproof and can withstand standing water. So sometimes people recommend it to be used for kitchen.
It is true about vinyl is water proof, I DIY my kitchen flooring with vinyl last year.

Before sticking the vinyl onto the HDB kitchen tile, I tested by soaked a piece of vinyl in the water and it was still perfect after 2 days, no single sign of bloated or thorn.
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Old 19-08-2017, 06:47 PM   #10
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I agree the thickness of vinyl doesn't really contribute to the durability.

On the other hand, vinyl with 4.5mm or 5mm are made for clicking installation (each piece of vinyl click onto another piece of vinyl), those 1.8mm or 2mm vinyl are made for sticking installation (each vinyl piece come with self adhesive sticking glue that simply stick onto the floor).

While hospital uses big vinyl sheet, not the same vinyl type we used for home flooring. Anyway, I worked in hospital before and had seen contractor used superglue to stick the big vinyl sheet onto the hospital's floor.
Vinyl sheet is different from those vinyl "slabs" which are installed piece by piece.
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Old 20-08-2017, 02:08 PM   #11
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Vinyl sheet is different from those vinyl "slabs" which are installed piece by piece.
To be exact, vinyl sheet itself are made from same material from top to bottom, while those modern vinyl in pieces, its surface layer and bottom layers are different materials.

http://www.armstrong.com/flooring-bl...floor-matters/
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Old 27-08-2017, 09:05 PM   #12
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I've read that vinyl flooring can cause a stench and become mouldy if the water seeps inside. Anyone know if this is true?
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Old 30-08-2017, 05:31 PM   #13
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yeap... vy satisfied and glad we chose vinyl.. latest new vinyl, clip type, practically really waterproof, no seepin no absorbin no nothing... water juz simply puddling on top (we experiment for 6hrs haha) best is no glue for easy replacement next round resale, if ever
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Old 30-08-2017, 05:32 PM   #14
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Care to share which company you used? Thanks

yeap... vy satisfied and glad we chose vinyl.. latest new vinyl, clip type, practically really waterproof, no seepin no absorbin no nothing... water juz simply puddling on top (we experiment for 6hrs haha) best is no glue for easy replacement next round resale, if ever
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Old 30-08-2017, 05:35 PM   #15
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yeap... vy satisfied and glad we chose vinyl.. latest new vinyl, clip type, practically really waterproof, no seepin no absorbin no nothing... water juz simply puddling on top (we experiment for 6hrs haha) best is no glue for easy replacement next round resale, if ever
Can please share some photos it? Thanks ya

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