A ten month replace concerning the sturdiness of vinyl tile – the way it wears, methods to clear it, and methods to set up it to get a patterned tile flooring in a day.
Final summer season, we got here up with a fast non permanent (and stylish) resolution for our grubby gross vinyl sheet flooring, and it’s, by far, one of many questions I’m requested essentially the most concerning the way it’s holding up.
Robert and I play the guinea pig position quite a bit round right here with our tasks, and generally we do marvel if we’ll see all of our laborious work undo itself proper earlier than our eyes over the course of a yr. We anxious the identical factor about our concrete counter tops in our final kitchen and painted tub/bathe/sink in our upstairs rest room.
However it’s been SO definitely worth the danger as a result of identical to these different two quickie/low cost resolution DIYs, our vinyl patterned tile has proved to be tremendous sturdy!
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For those who weren’t round throughout this laundry room refresh, it initially appeared like this:
It was a kind of let’s-just-fix-it-with-paint-until-we-can-gut-it type of jobs. (Similar to we’re doing with our kitchen proper now.)
We now have HUGE plans for gutting a couple of rooms over the course of the following few years that may doubtless not be low cost.
If you end up with “massive home enchancment plans” too, that doesn’t imply it’s a must to reside with areas that don’t make you content till then. Just a few years is a very long time to stroll right into a room and really feel instantly careworn and bummed out every single day.
So right here is our vinyl tile 10 months after putting in it, and we’ve got NOT been simple on it in any respect.
It takes a beating every single day and has seen mud and grime and leaves and damp pool towels and puddles of water from a plumbing incident and absolutely anything life can throw at it.
A number of occasions, we’ve needed to scoot the heavy washer and dryer throughout the ground as they’ve each damaged on us sooner or later. And we had electricians transfer them to entry our fuse field for electrical updates lately. The proof is that this scuffed spot in entrance of our washer.
However, fortunately, we held onto our vinyl tile leftovers after we completed set up final summer season, so all we’ve got to do is peel up these 4-5 scuffed tiles and lay down new ones. It makes me so glad that we selected tiles over full sheet vinyl.
(You’ll be able to see our full vinyl tile set up tutorial right here and 18 of my favourite peel and stick vinyl tiles right here, if you wish to see all the fairly patterns on the market.)
And so far as upkeep, I sweep it at any time when wanted and use Technique Squirt & Mop when it wants a scrub. Not a single tile has peeled up or acts prefer it’s going to budge anytime quickly.
We are able to nonetheless see our previous sheet vinyl barely peeking via the “grout line” cracks since this room is just not sq. in any respect and we bumped into points completely lining them up, nevertheless it’s a kind of issues we barely discover until we’re searching for flaws.
Seeing how effectively it’s held up has made me actually tempted to attempt it out in a toilet or kitchen, however since we’ve got tile and never vinyl in these different areas proper now, I’m okay with simply ready and freshening the grout there quickly as an alternative. If we had vinyl in these rooms although, I’d undoubtedly be utilizing this resolution once more.
It’s extra dear than portray a vinyl flooring, nevertheless it’s a lot sooner and there are not any fumes or curing occasions to fret about. And if this patterned Moroccan model flooring look goes out of favor, it’ll be very easy to alter it over again (hoping we’ll have actual tile in our laundry room with a full transform earlier than that occurs although).
Laundry is my least favourite chore, however I’ve to confess this room has made it a extra nice process.
If you wish to learn about any of the sources or different DIY tasks we did in our laundry room, you may see all of it on this room reveal submit.
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