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Linoleum / Vinyl Flooring

I've turned my laundry room into a sewing room / hobby room for the kids and I would like to make the floor a bit warmer underfoot and make it easier to clean. I have been looking for Linoleum / Vinyl Flooring but I can't seem to find it in widths more than 2m wide Anyone know where I can find wider rolls?

Maybe someone can recommend another material to cover a painted concrete floor? I think ceramic tiles would be too cold in winter and cork dints too easily. What does everyone else have on their laundry room floor?
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Re: Linoleum / Vinyl Flooring

I would go for a laminate floor with a foil backed foam insulation underneath.

If you put down vinyl, it is likely that the texture of the concrete will show through unlesss it is a really smooth finish. If the concrete isn't really smooth it is best to put down wateproofed hardboard or plywood first
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I would go for a laminate floor with a foil backed foam insulation underneath.

If you put down vinyl, it is likely that the texture of the concrete will show through unlesss it is a really smooth finish. If the concrete isn't really smooth it is best to put down wateproofed hardboard or plywood first
With laminate, how would you deal with a drain in the middle of the room?

Laminate looks easier to lay than vinyl/lino but then I will need skirting around the room for the edges gap. Would stick on laminate have enough insulation and would it stick on a concrete floor?
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With laminate, how would you deal with a drain in the middle of the room?

Laminate looks easier to lay than vinyl/lino but then I will need skirting around the room for the edges gap. Would stick on laminate have enough insulation and would it stick on a concrete floor?
If the floor slopes down to the drain from several directions, laminate would not really be suitable. The laminate is stuck to the adjoining pieces, not the floor. It is possible to get an edging strip.

Vinyl would be a better option in that case. It should be available in wider rolls, though it can also be joined. I have seen 4m wide in UK.

Another option is Flotex. It looks more like carpet but is 100% waterproof
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