I recently came across this diagram we drew up when we were making plans for redoing the kitchen floor. After much deliberation, we decided to do luxury vinyl click tiles. We really wanted to do a natural wood or bamboo floor, but with a layer of asbestos beneath several strata of aging linoleum we had no choice but to build up and over. A thick wood floor would have pretty much guaranteed that I tripped into the room every time I headed to the fridge.
There are three connected rooms: the kitchen, the bathroom, and the pantry. This was a total of 205.5 ft2. Adding the recommended 5% for weird shapes and mistakes, we needed 215.775 ft2. We opted to go with Tarkett Transcend Flamed Maple
which comes in cartons covering 19.35 ft2 each. That’s 11.15 cartons. We rounded up to 12.
Against Sarah’s better judgement, we decided to do all three as one seamless layer. This made for a series of almost impossibly complicated tetris moments, especially between the rooms. But in the end it was all worth it. Personally, I think the floor looks pretty darn good!