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Old 09-10-2018, 03:49 AM   #1
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All of our hard work is behind us....

No more mixing mortar, no wet saw, no spacers, no leveling system... it's all done with staples. What used to take days is now done in a couple of hours.

And all for $1.68 a square foot!

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Old 09-10-2018, 04:55 AM   #2
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Surely some hipsters will use it but it won't replace tile. Or the design flexibility you get with it.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:58 AM   #3
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The website says you can even use it on a shower.

Not in any shower I would build.
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In Taiwan at the airbnb apartment I stayed at, the hallway laundry room tiles were held on with metal clips. Seemed to work. I think maybe they were on clips in a row to make it easier to set them, sort of like how backsplash mosaics are here. https://i.imgur.com/1NWz4XB.jpg Here's a picture of it.
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I've been wasting my time on the JB forum trying to learn from you guys. Should have gone the PVC route. I worry about the toxic fumes that are released during a house fire when those burn up.

But I do know a lot of people who are happy with "LVT" aka luxury vinyl tile. And they're often proud that their tile is groutable.

I think there certainly is a market for those. It might be the house flippers, the Sharkbite plumbers or just frankly those who don't want to invest time, money and other resources into doing it the solid way.
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I worry about the toxic fumes that are released during a house fire
I think the fumes from plastic tile are the least of your worries if your house is on fire.
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A while back we had a thread about cultured marble in a steam shower and that it was giving off an odor. Wonder if this stuff would do the same thing in a steamer.
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Craig, I think very much the opposite. Most people who die in house fires do so through smoke poisoning caused by the presence of smoldering fires. Lots of toxic smoke from plastics we use in our homes. Fire marshals thus will often recommend that photoelectric smoke detectors be used over ionizing ones. The former are better at detecting smoldering fires with lots of soot particles. PVC releases some nasty stuff when it burns.

Insurers will give you a slight discount on your homeowner's policy if your house is brick, even if it's just veneer. They should also give you discounts if you have predominantly ceramic tile instead of lots of synthetic fiber carpet, or, like here, plastic tile.
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Wonder if this stuff would do the same thing in a steamer.
They recommend not installing it in a steam shower.
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Probably a good idea.
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Just more landfill down the road.
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