Help me find white vinyl flooring in rolls! Please!
January 9, 2010 5:52 PM Subscribe
Does white vinyl flooring exist in sheets?
posted by Tchad to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I am almost finished with my workroom. It is all white and just a joy to behold (at least for me). Trouble is the flooring.
What I have now:
-One layer of 1/2 "plywood
-One smooth layer of gypsum plaster sanded 2 or 3x
-Three layers of oil-based white floor & porch paint
The flooring has a wonderful texture and color, but tends to buckle over some areas - there were cats in the room before and everywhere they sprayed the plaster does not stick. This is a problem.
I have tried sanding and scraping, scrubbing and soaping. Nothing seems to matter. As soon as it buckles the aroma of 15 cats floods the room and it is all downhill from there.
So as much a s I hate vinyl and plastics, I have decided to look for sheets of it. The problem is that I can't seem to find what I need.
I need white vinyl sheets in widths of 12-16 feet that have no pattern or texture. I can find tiles that are semi-white with flecks of grey, blue, green, and any number of colors... I can find rolls that are white with terrible things stamped into them, but I can't find industrial strength white sheeting with no pattern or color.
I would like it to be solid and buffable, like the Armstrong flooring you see in schools and industrial uses.
I have two large rooms of 12x32' and 16x32' as well as a couple of offices and closets that are something like 8x7' each.
I am overall happy with the paint (or at least the way it looks - a solid expanse of shiny white), but the Chicago winters are hard on them (salt and high heeled boots do a number on them), and like I wrote - the cat splashes are a terrible thing to deal with.
I cannot keep spending 200$US every 6 months to keep them nice. I just finished replastering and don't think I can do it again - I have to scrape the floor, then plaster, then sand a couple of times, then paint 3x just to have to do it again in 6 months. It makes me cry.
Please, askme, help me to cry 2x less over the next 12 months!