Vinyl vs tiles for laundry

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  1. Mark

    Mark Well-Known Member

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    I have an IP that requires replacement of the vinyl floor in the laundry room. The value of the property is about $350k. The handyman gave me two options: 1. Installing adhesive vinyl tiles.Cost is $500. Option 2: Installing tiles. cost is $1300.

    Any advice? Thanks
     
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    For a property value of $350k I'd probably go for the adhesive vinyl tiles, but will they be in line with the quality of the finish in the rest of the house?
     
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    Do you think that they're over the top? Sheet vinyl would be a better solution? Lay straight over the existing.
     
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    Sheet vinyl would be more waterproof too.
     
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    Must be a big laundry?

    For $500 you could get around 8-10sqm of hybrid vinyl planks laid instead of vinyl tiles.
     
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    I agree sheet vinyl would be easier. It wasn’t one of the options though.

    I also agree the cost seems high but I guess that is due to paying someone to remove the old stuck tiles and lay new ones.

    I’d get someone to quote one sheet laid the top as someone else recommends.
     
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    I have never like tiles and will only do it when there is no other option.
    I find them to hard on my old feet, would crack if you drop something on the "right angle", and them it becomes too hard to replace that chipped tiles, and chipped tiles really look terrible (I also cant stand chipped nails polish :eek:).
    Like others said, given the value of the property and the room, I'd definitely go for vinyl.
    What sort of flooring you have for the rest of the house? Any plan to renovate all the flooring in the near future? Might be cheaper to do a bigger area than just the laundry.
     
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    I hate vinyl. Always looks cheap because it is cheap. For a small increase in price i would take the opportunity to upgrade.
     
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    Having a similar decision with a bathroom reno I'm about to do, has nice sheet vinyl at the moment but removing bath and putting in shower so will need to find replacing vinyl. Builder is pushing hard to just use the vinyl and has a guy that can join it 'perfectly' so going down the same path. I dont mind sheet vinyl of nice thick, good quality - its a bit warmer on the feet than tile.
     
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    I like Marmoleum but I'm different. It's environmentally friendly, made with linseed oil, smells great, has some great colours, can be used creatively and would be massively overcapitalising for a laundry.
     
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    I'd go marble.

    When it comes time to sell, the laundry would be the first to show the buyer. First impressions last a long time.
     
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    Check with your accountant, but if you are replacing like with like (ie vinyl) it is more likely to be considered a repair (ie immediate tax write off). Changing to tiles seems like an upgrade to me, so might be considered a capital expense? I'd take the immediate write off.
     
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    Yep, accountants can do all sorts of things. When designing multi-storey buildings, the accountant is used to advise the most cost effective (quickest depreciated) parts of the building. Who cares what the engineer thinks. :eek:
     
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    Sorry Scott - are you suggesting OP should consult an engineer to decide whether to change his flooring from vinyl to tiles??? Seems a bit of an out-there response given the original question...
     
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    No, I'm just being a bit facetious. :D
     
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    Thank you all for the valuable advice/suggestions. I decided to go with vinyl in the end considering the house value is at the low end.
     
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