What's the best option for kitchen/bathroom flooring?

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Old 09-17-18, 11:56 AM
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What's the best option for kitchen/bathroom flooring?

In my kitchen I'm currently have laminate floor. It's warping, curling, and some parts have small gaps between each piece. What are my options for flooring that will give me the best result against warping, curling, gaping, scratching, protection against water, and low maintenance?
 
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Old 09-17-18, 12:47 PM
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Ceramic or porcelain tile would wear the best although there is more work installing it.
 
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Ceramic or porcelain are my first choice, vinyl would be second.
 
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Old 09-17-18, 06:55 PM
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Warping, cupping and gaps are a sign of moisture issues that need to be addressed before a new floor is installed.
 
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I had a leaking dishwasher; thus, my laminate floor is cupping/warping. That is why I was wondering a new flooring options if I when I'm putting in a new floor. Thank you for all the responses.
 
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I just saw this "Loose Lay" vinyl plank. Looks like the way to instal is simply laying down and I assumed it has an adhesive side. Is it really 100% water proof? Don't water just get through to the subfloor between the seam?
 
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Old 12-02-18, 07:15 AM
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I see that nobody has mentioned wood which I would have to agree with.

On a work assignment in CA we bought a house that had wood floors.

At some point they did a fast varnish over but never cleaned the crud out of the grooves, a discussing job to clean up!
 
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Old 12-04-18, 02:39 PM
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Are you looking for a long-term fix or something that will look good for a while and is easy to install? If short-term, look at a vinyl like Flexitec. Easy DIY installation, no adhesive needed. If long term, tear out down to the sub floor first.
 
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