This is how sheet vinyl 'wood' looks with old real wood (pic)
At the risk of sending purists into an irreversible tailspin, I thought I'd share the results of a small remodel recently completed in my 1850 house.
When I decided to move my laundry machines out of the basement, the floor of the new site consisted of badly damaged wood. We decided to rip it out and install sheet vinyl over a new subfloor. The laundry alcove is in a somewhat dim corner; even so, I was nervous about how fake wood would look alongside real wood.
Well, I'm thrilled with it. Here are a couple of pictures, for anyone who might have to make a similarly practical decision in their old home.
Since this one was taken, we installed a wood-look strip between the two floors. It looks good.
Here it is being installed. (The section of wall on the left was covered with beadboard, which I painted ivory white.)