Vinyl plank selection
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Vinyl plank selection (by Sisco [MO]) May 19, 2024 8:35 AM
       Vinyl plank selection (by NE [PA]) May 19, 2024 8:41 AM
       Vinyl plank selection (by RobertOntarioCanada [ON]) May 19, 2024 11:40 AM
       Vinyl plank selection (by MikeA [TX]) May 19, 2024 10:47 PM
       Vinyl plank selection (by zero [IN]) May 20, 2024 8:46 AM
       Vinyl plank selection (by NE [PA]) May 20, 2024 9:01 AM
       Vinyl plank selection (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 21, 2024 12:36 AM
       Vinyl plank selection (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 21, 2024 12:36 AM
       Vinyl plank selection (by zero [IN]) May 21, 2024 8:37 AM
       Vinyl plank selection (by tryan [MA]) May 21, 2024 4:50 PM

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Vinyl plank selection (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: May 19, 2024 8:35 AM
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1120 square feet, 20mil ( .5mm) wear layer, 5.5 mm plank thickness $ 3226.26

6mil mm wear layer , 4.4mm plank thickness $1,922.70

I have used the cheaper many times and find it shows wear and looks tired after 3-4 years but is serviceable for 10 years.

Is the more expensive option likely to perform better?

--149.76.xxx.x




Vinyl plank selection (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 19, 2024 8:41 AM
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Keep in mind that if youíre not using a natural looking wood color, but instead a designer style or toned flooring, chances are itís going to be out of style in 10 years anyway. I have $.30 laminate in my first place that is original. Classic oak and itís still looks fine. --24.152.xxx.xx




Vinyl plank selection (by RobertOntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: May 19, 2024 11:40 AM
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A floor for a rental should last 10 to 20 years not the three landfill products. The floor must have a Schluter ditra membrane along does a water or does not burn with a lit cigarette. Porcelain commercial is more expensive to buy and more labour intensive where require a wet saw. There is porcelain tile that looks wood grain. When a rental is vacant the objective to rent ASAP which means a quick mopping then clean. If a dog is sneaked in then the smell is not in the floor. Some rental housing providers here never learn where they are in the three year or less landfill cycle. The objective here is have to get the money back then some. At the hardware one metal roof product was offering a 50 year non prorated warranty. The roofers will buy the garbage builders line then in 5 years the roof will deteriorate. No wonder had someone out of town to install a steel roof on house in 2005 where spent $5,000 including the 7 per cent provincial tax. The house next door went through 3 shingle roofs. So lets up the costs which costs less. Shingles are another landfill product where banned the EU. --207.236.xxx.xxx




Vinyl plank selection (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: May 19, 2024 10:47 PM
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The problem with the thinner wear layer isn't so much that it wears through faster but that it gets cut and scratched through the wear layer so much easier. It doesn't really help with the micro scratches that take the shine away, they both perform about the same, but you can put some floor polish on it and it will shine again. --209.205.xxx.xx




Vinyl plank selection (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 20, 2024 8:46 AM
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I just put some 20 mil crap down in a laundry. More broken edges and cracks than I have seen in all the vinyl projects combined.

Was planning to do the kitchen, foyer, a hall and the bathroom. No way now. I will use the scraps for closets.

This was i4F, powered by Click4U. Never heard of it, but thought I would give the 20mil stuff a try. Sold by HD.

First stuff I tested with was 6mil with no backing. I laid it directly on 12x12 vinyl squares. This was maybe five years ago? I was in there last month and although it has some scuffs there was only one spot where a past tenant dragged the table with no pads and left a mark.

Now I also have some 12 mil stuff that showed signs faster from little dog claws and such. I am now buying stuff from auctions to save some bucks. Usually half of retail but sometimes down to 1/4. --107.147.xx.xx




Vinyl plank selection (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 20, 2024 9:01 AM
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Zero, thatís where we get most of our flooring also, auctions. --24.152.xxx.xx




Vinyl plank selection (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 12:36 AM
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Sisco,

We've ben trying some click lock flooring but having trouble with the tongue N grooves breaking, leaving gaps and cracks. A pain to install.

I only allow all vinyl, no paper or Masonite type backing.

So we're back to Allure -Alberta Spruce (Driftwood grey). Popular color and gets a WOW. Looks like the color the fancy pants designers are installing.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Vinyl plank selection (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 12:36 AM
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Sisco,

We've ben trying some click lock flooring but having trouble with the tongue N grooves breaking, leaving gaps and cracks. A pain to install.

I only allow all vinyl, no paper or Masonite type backing.

So we're back to Allure -Alberta Spruce (Driftwood grey). Popular color and gets a WOW. Looks like the color the fancy pants designers are installing.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Vinyl plank selection (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 8:37 AM
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Brad, I still have many boxes of a light grey allure. I keep saying I am going to give it one more chance, then I go back to click. With the exception of this last brand I have had pretty good luck with the click stuff. Made some mistakes early on with install, but I have it tweaked a little better now (I hope).

Except for the Allure with the sticky edges. --107.147.xx.xx




Vinyl plank selection (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: May 21, 2024 4:50 PM
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Gotta luv Allure. Tried TrafficMaster ...cheaper than CARPET!! but the stuff bubbled and expanded when wet. Glad I sold that one before I had to replace it AGAIN.

--198.168.xx.xxx



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