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Picking a winner is easy as 1, 2, 3
With all the flooring options out there, choosing a new floor can be a bit overwhelming. Use this simple questionnaire to find a perfect floor for your home.
(1) Determine your must haves.
A. Spill- Proof & Low Maintenance
B. Hardwood Beauty & Strength
(2) What’s your vibe?
A. Trendy & Stylish
B. Traditional & Classic
(3) Set a budget.
A. Let’s not break the bank
B. Ready for a Wow-Factor investment
Your Ideal Flooring:
Mostly A- Luxury Vinyl
You like an active life, too busy to bother with lengthy installations or a high maintenance floor. Still, style is a high priority, and you are drawn to unique accents. Cali Vinyl was made for you!
Mostly B- Bamboo
Elegant and traditional, your home is polished and full of natural beauty. Still, the occasional party means your floor needs to stand up to wear and tear. Bamboo is your perfect match!
If I put the Cali vinyl in my bathroom, and there is an area near shower that gets wet every day. The edge between the floor and shower pan will eventually let water under the 100% waterproof floor. At this point water is trapped between vinyl floor and concrete slab. I would expect mold to form under floor. Do you recommend this product for installation in wet environments? What installation process can I follow to assure no mold?
Dan, in this situation you would install the plank flooring tight up against the tub (still maintaining 1/4″ expansion gap on the opposite wall) and seal it with silicone sealant, this will prevent water from getting beneath the flooring. Also, you’re only required to use a moisture barrier when installing over concrete, underlayments are recommended but totally optional.
I can’t find an answer on the vinyl flooring. Can it be installed below grade such as in a basement?
Yes, but we require you to use an approved moisture barrier over concrete such as Cali Complete underlayment or Titebond 531+.
Other then the selection of care kits you offer, i am unable to find any information on how to care for my bamboo flooring . Just looking for basic day to day care instructions. What is best method what to avoid etc. Where can i find this information?
Here’s a video on vinyl flooring care, it’s the same idea for bamboo and eucalyptus.