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Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 07, 2020 12:35PM
We want to redo a second bedroom and were considering engineered hardwood but then Vinyl Plank flooring was suggested. It looks pretty good and installation is an easy DIY project. With hardwood, tile or carpet, we would have installation costs.

Being an old geezer I tend to associate vinyl with pool floats and plastic. Is anyone familiar with this type of flooring? Anything to say about it - good or bad?



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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 07, 2020 12:38PM
It can look quite nice and there are even waterproof options. It is supposed to be very durable.
If you like the way it looks, go for it.





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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: John B.
Date: June 07, 2020 01:08PM
I installed vinyl plank in my basement a year ago. I've also installed other engineered plank floors in the past. Where the Pergo engineered that I put in years ago was a smooth "picture" of wood, the vinyl plank had a wood or tile "texture" to the face. You need at least a few tools to get it done, tapping blocks/bars to snug up seams, handsaws to cut (although a table saw and a power miter saw make it faster).

The biggest thing I noticed with vinyl plank, is that even more than engineered wood, each major flooring store/big box hardware store has a different brand. And they're all different thicknesses. So you have to find the color/pattern you like, and then if you're doing two adjoining rooms with different product, you're probably locked into that one manufacturer/store for selection.
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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: June 07, 2020 01:14PM
I installed Pergo laminate planks in 2 rooms back in 2008, with excellent visual and functional results. It was easy and fast to do.
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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: June 07, 2020 01:23PM
We had it put into our master bath last fall. We like it. Installed price was about $300 from Home Depot.



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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 07, 2020 01:23PM
I've been in three hospitals lately and they all have put down vinyl or were putting it down. I would think they came to a conclusion that they preferred it over laminate.
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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: wolfcry911
Date: June 07, 2020 04:38PM

Just finished installing on Friday. Very happy with the results.
Lifeproof LVP from Home Depot.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2020 04:40PM by wolfcry911.
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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 07, 2020 04:47PM
.....what happens if you walk the....plank....??



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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: June 08, 2020 07:05AM
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NewtonMP2100
.....what happens if you walk the....plank....??


Then you're gonna get wet... go for the waterproof!



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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: kahuna1342
Date: June 08, 2020 02:20PM


Funny that you would post this as I just finished an install in my living room last night. We used the Smartcore Ultra (Lexington Oak Color)from Lowes. Link

Extremely happy with the install. was easy to lay down. Slight chamfered edge and textured pattern give it a really good wood look. Will probably do some more rooms when I can afford it.





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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 08, 2020 03:38PM
Very nice looking Kahuna.

That is actually one of the finishes I am considering.



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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: datbeme
Date: June 08, 2020 11:28PM
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wolfcry911

Just finished installing on Friday. Very happy with the results.
Lifeproof LVP from Home Depot.

Spent the last two days reading up on Lifeproof LVP. Considering it for half basement that has been fine with carpet for 20 years...but suffered a freak flood just as we were about to replace it.

Several reviews complained of scratching, but the majority of the reviews of new installs seemed overwhelmingly positive. What finish is that?
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Re: Vinyl plank flooring
Posted by: tenders
Date: June 10, 2020 05:38PM
Apparently half the forum has been installing vinyl flooring in the last two weeks?
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