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Next after luan (by MMIT [VA]) Apr 7, 2021 9:26 AM
       Next after luan (by Sisco [MO]) Apr 7, 2021 10:04 AM
       Next after luan (by Richard [MI]) Apr 7, 2021 10:27 AM
       Next after luan (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 7, 2021 10:40 AM
       Next after luan (by DJ [VA]) Apr 7, 2021 10:50 AM
       Next after luan (by DJ [VA]) Apr 7, 2021 10:52 AM
       Next after luan (by don [PA]) Apr 7, 2021 1:16 PM
       Next after luan (by Vee [OH]) Apr 7, 2021 2:29 PM
       Next after luan (by dave [CA]) Apr 7, 2021 3:46 PM
       Next after luan (by Allym [NJ]) Apr 7, 2021 4:49 PM
       Next after luan (by Dave [MO]) Apr 7, 2021 5:29 PM
       Next after luan (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 8, 2021 12:11 AM
       Next after luan (by gevans [SC]) Apr 8, 2021 7:27 AM
       Next after luan (by Jason [VA]) Apr 8, 2021 8:19 AM
       Next after luan (by Hoosier [IN]) Apr 8, 2021 4:02 PM
       Next after luan (by Ed [CA]) Apr 11, 2021 8:12 PM
       Next after luan (by Johnny B. [MA]) Apr 12, 2021 6:33 AM

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Next after luan (by MMIT [VA]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 9:26 AM
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About 6 years ago I needed new flooring at a house I recently purchased.

I put luan down, stained it, and put poly on it.

It looked great at the time and the new shiny floor made the house easy to rent.

The tenant moved out last week (6 year tenant!) and the luan looks rough. The luan was too soft to use as a floor.

Any suggestions on what to do next with the floor?

This is too nice of a house to paint the floor.

This is a solid class c neighborhood. The house is a 3-1 and is worth $80,000 - $100,000. It will rent for $975-$1,025/month.

I have used allure on other houses and been happy with it.

Thanks for your suggestions. --70.188.xx.xx




Next after luan (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:04 AM
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I would install a vinyl plank over the luan. --67.43.xxx.xxx




Next after luan (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:27 AM
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Class C?

Patch it where necessary, stain a darker color, another coat of poly.

At least around here there is a big shortage of rental housing and rents are going up. The many prospects chasing the few available places means you don't have to make them perfect or even really good. Just basic housing. Take it or leave it.

Spend a hundred or so, not a couple thousand. --24.180.xx.xx




Next after luan (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:40 AM
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Allure should do the trick.

For $1,000 in rent, tenants should be able to expect a floor in decent condition. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Next after luan (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:50 AM
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Wow, I'm still wrapping my head around those values and rents being class"C".

Amazing the differences in different areas.

Anyway, since you like that type of floor, you might consider using particle-board this time. (assuming you are removing and replacing, rather than repairing the luann). It is thicker / more durable. If you stain & poly it, it will give an interesting "unique" textured look. And, since it's thicker, it should hold up better to abuse - the new nicks will just blend in with the other imperfections. I would put multiple, thick layers of poly. Try to get it smooth on top.

Let us know what you decide & how it turns out --68.229.xxx.xxx




Next after luan (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:52 AM
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I meant OSB --68.229.xxx.xxx




Next after luan (by don [PA]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 1:16 PM
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Man o man, there are some cheap landlords on here. Just put down a proper floor over the luan and be done with it. Lifeproof click together laminate. --73.141.xxx.xx




Next after luan (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 2:29 PM
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You answered your own question in the 5th sentence, use a finish flooring product over the repaired luan layer. --76.188.xxx.xxx




Next after luan (by dave [CA]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 3:46 PM
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six year tenant in a thousand dollar a month unit and you're complaining about wear on LUAN used as flooring.

you need to audition for that ''''ultimate cheapskates''' tv program.

if you really want to keep that mindset, fill gouges with stainable wood putty, lightly sand and stain darker, then re polly two or three coats. don't sand too deep.

OR

half inch OSB/ CHIPBOARD over luan, sand OSB, and polly.

OSB will suck up polly and probably need sanding between 3 or 4 coats. OSB has looked cool in offices as a deck on a loft / mezzanine . it will stand up way better. --172.250.xx.xxx




Next after luan (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 4:49 PM
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I am sure I told you luan was not flooring. I put luan down and put self stick/glue down tile over it. Sand where it's scuffed and do the vinyl plank self stick. Not allure or any of those with the strip. --108.24.xx.xx




Next after luan (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 5:29 PM
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Vinyl plank flooring. Lowes, has some good choices. --173.216.xxx.xx




Next after luan (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 8, 2021 12:11 AM
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MMIT,

Congrats! You must have read my wild adventures with luan floors. We just turned 3 homes with luan floor that are several years old. One was at least 11 years old - just needs a fresh top coat.

Next could be paint. Roll on a bonding primer, grey floor enamel, LOTS of paint sprinkles, and a clear coat. It will last for another 6 years!

OR...

Lay Allure. Or the 3x36 stick on wood look. Luan is a great subfloor for these products.

Keep on keeping on!

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Next after luan (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Apr 8, 2021 7:27 AM
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vinyl plank --69.80.xx.xxx




Next after luan (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Apr 8, 2021 8:19 AM
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It costs to much to be cheap. Id rather install a vinyl plank over it and be done. --172.56.x.xxx




Next after luan (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 8, 2021 4:02 PM
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If it's class C, I'd probably use Allure. I also like the vinyl plank, but it costs a little more if you buy the 12 mil wear layer or above...which is what I do on mine. It also depends on how "smooth" the floor is...Allure (at least the thin Allure I've used) can't handle things like a screw head sticking up 1/16" or similar transition issues, so you may have to do some sanding or leveling in some areas. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Next after luan (by Ed [CA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 8:12 PM
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I'd go with Life-proof flooring and never have to worry about it again. --108.201.xx.xx




Next after luan (by Johnny B. [MA]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 6:33 AM
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Life proof click and lock from Home Depot. They have options around $1.50 per square foot. --73.186.xxx.xxx



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