Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by DJ [VA]) May 14, 2019 7:10 PM|
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) May 14, 2019 7:41 PM
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by DJ [VA]) May 14, 2019 7:59 PM
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by RB [MI]) May 14, 2019 8:49 PM
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by AllyM [NJ]) May 14, 2019 9:15 PM
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) May 14, 2019 10:37 PM
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by LindaJ [NY]) May 15, 2019 8:17 AM
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by DJ [VA]) May 15, 2019 1:47 PM
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by plenty [MO]) May 15, 2019 4:39 PM
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by Vee [OH]) May 16, 2019 9:47 AM
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by Steve [MA]) May 17, 2019 3:37 PM
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Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 7:10 PM
Just brainstorming on what might be an affordable yet durable floor covering:
Sheet vinyl is notoriously not durable, but it is less expensive. And much of it today really looks nice on a budget. They have a thin, clear, protective coating on the surface. Just wondering what would happen if a coat of polyurethane was applied on top of it when installed. Then it would have a thick, clear protective coating.
I think I may experiment with it next time I have a chance.
Anybody ever tried it? What do y'all think?
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 7:41 PM
Sheet vinyl is fairly reasonable but the labor to install it isn't cheap.
I don't think I've ever had a sheet vinyl floor that a tenant didn't put great long cuts into it. Beats me how they do that. It looks like they use a knife and a straight edge.
I suspect that polyurethane will either melt sheet vinyl or it won't stick. I suggest that you try some test pieces before you actually do it to installed flooring.
I agree, I've seen some really nice looking sheet vinyl. I bought a house last year that I thought has laminate in the dining room. I looked at the house several times before I realized it was sheet vinyl. It's really good looking. --98.146.xxx.xxx
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 7:59 PM
Yeah, it's tricky to install - best done by pros. But still cheaper than other floors.I should have some pieces left over from my daughter's reno. And I'm sure I have a partial can of leftover poly. I'm going to experiment - who knows, I may be on to something!
More opinions, please --68.10.xxx.x
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by RB [MI]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 8:49 PM
I'm a fan of ( thick ) sheet vinyl. ( DIMYSELF )
Let us know how the Poly works / looks. --184.53.x.xxx
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 9:15 PM
I think it will crack off because it can't sink in. Sheet vinyl is NOT economical in the end because the tenant could ruin part of it in the center of the room and you have to replace the whole thing. Sticking down vinyl tiles has worked the best for me. . --173.61.xxx.xx
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 10:37 PM
The most durable flooring for rental units is commercial grade porcelain. It does burn or require wax just cleaning. Labour intensive to install but if a floor lasts at least 20 years or more in rental unit then costs are lower. Seen a lot of rental housing providers install laminate then after two or three years replace all over again. Videos on You tube about installing different types of flooring. --147.194.xxx.xx
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 8:17 AM
Unless you rough the surface, poly will not stick. Also there is too much give to a vinyl floor as you walk on it that the poly will probably crack and peel. But let us know how the experiment goes. Don't forget, oil based poly will yellow, water based remains clear. It might be better to consider poly after it is worn down, but there are lots of polish products to bring back a shine.
The newer softer thicker vinyl floors are loose lay or perimeter glue in most cases, which is easier to install. They also bend easily without cracking so you can cut and install it easier. I use it in areas with very little cutting needed - room gut - that way there isn't a lot of cut around or bathrooms or small kitchens.
Floors should never be expected to be perfect. They get scratched (even fine scratches from just walking on it), dented and worn. There are tools and products to make small repairs to vinyl.
In my own bath, after the sheet vinyl was worn,(not the thick soft vinyl) I kept that as a more water resistant base and used some heavy, fancier stick tiles that look like real tile, you can even grout around some of them. Those are pretty easy to install since you are only cutting a small area to fit and you can replace a few if they get damaged. They are nothing like the cheap stick tiles of old.
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 1:47 PM
Linda: That seems like the main drawback - if the floor flexes but poly does not. Thinking it might be best on the thin cheap stuff, not so cushy.
Eh! We'll see --68.10.xxx.x
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 4:39 PM
Buy better rolled vinly to start with. Remember when it was Linoleum and tough, i still have some in one house... very durable. Holds up to pets and traffic. There are better high grade rolled vinly products out there. It can even be special ordered at Lowes. --66.87.xxx.xxx
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 9:47 AM
Maybe the water base would flex, just have to wait a couple weeks for the curing to try it out with one layer, on a prepared wooden floor if you dont wait 10 days between layers it just peels off, sometimes when you wait it out the 6 weeks it peels anyway. --76.188.xxx.xx
Poly on Sheet Vinyl (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: May 17, 2019 3:37 PM
Unfortunately I haven't found any of the new sheet vinyl floors that come anywhere close to being as durable & tenant friendly as the old fashion "battleship linoleums" were. IMO about the most durable tenant friendly vinyl flooring is 1/8" VCT or either of the Allure plank floors. --96.237.xx.xx
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