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What flooring to use?

We are just about ready to purchase flooring for our new cabin but have concerns on what type of flooring to use.  Details: cabin will be used year round heat source is wood and will have temperature changes in winter along with some snow coming into cabin on boots, etc.  Will not be excessive amounts of water but would like to have a waterproof floor.  Concerns with cracking with temperature changes?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Posted 2019-02-18T18:18:37+0000  by Cabinowner Cabinowner

Hello Cabinowner and welcome to the Community.

I believe the best option is porcelain tile. Completely frost resistant for indoor or outdoor applications; use a latex modified thinset for acceptable bond strength. Perfect for high moisture areas like bathrooms, basements and entry areas.  

Porcelain tile is available in almost unlimited styles and colors, you can choose a wood look, natural stone or patterns.  You will find a wide range of sizes and shapes.  For accent and comfort use area rugs. 

See just a few examples below:




Thanks for your inquiry.


Posted 2019-02-19T16:21:43+0000  by Char_HD_CHI

Hey Cabinowner,

One of the easiest and yet most effective flooring options out there for situations like yours would be to use vinyl plank flooring

Unlike a lot of tiles that require periodic maintenance as well as materials to install it, you just need a good knife to cut and install this flooring system. 

Since it's a floating floor system like laminate, it can withstand not only pressure from foot traffic, but everyday temperature changes, provided the cabin is climate controlled year round. 

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Plus, it's cheaper in the short and long run for labor and materials to install it vs. other flooring options, including tile. Our LifeProof line of vinyl plank flooring systems come with a lifetime warranty for residential usage, so you know it will stand the test of time. 

Be sure to check them out here online, or at your local Home Depot for options and more information.


Posted 2019-02-20T22:14:17+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
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