Home Bar Floor- help!

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Old 04-09-14, 07:25 PM
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Home Bar Floor- help!

Hello all,

The background: I recently completed building a home bar in a sectioned off room in my basement. I was very happy to be finished and use my bar until the flooring didn't exactly work out as I'd hoped. I used a leveler to smooth out the concrete floor then grinder it down so it was as flat as possible. I initially went with 18" peel and stick tiles from Lowe's for the floor in this room but many of the tiles are not staying stuck down. I have tried using contact cement and construction adhesive even, but I am still having a majority of the tiles lifting up at the edges.

I was hoping someone could recommend a great flooring idea for a 200 sq foot room in my basement with wood paneling walls and a sheetrock ceiling. I am going to have to pull up the existing tiles but I am not sure what would work best. I am looking for something durable that will stay in place, deal with the occasional dampness and spilled drinks and isn't terribly expensive considering I'm paying for a floor the second time through.

Any ideas/advice is greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 04-10-14, 05:59 AM
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Since you've had so much trouble getting things to stick to the floor I'd look at garage flooring. They have vinyl sheets that might not have a seam or plastic squares that click together. Most are plastic looking and are available in various textures, patterns and colors. Not exactly the right look for a formal dining room but you could do a pattern or team colors for the bar or man cave.
 
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Thanks,

I'll check that out. Anyone have any experience with VCT or different kinds of linoleum/vinyl?
 
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I've done a lot of VCT but I would not recommend it since you've had so much trouble with anything sticking. VCT will require an adhesive just like everything else.
 
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Why not just tile it?
Or stain the concrete?
 
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Old 04-17-14, 10:29 AM
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Why not glasbac sheet vinyl like Flexitec. No adhesive needed and you can buy it 13' 3" wide. You just leave it 3/8" short of obstructions and put 1/4 rd trim over gap, nailed to the wall.
 
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