Opinion on Vinyl Plank Flooring?

Opinion on Vinyl Plank Flooring?

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Old 05-28-2019, 10:16 PM
Ladygolfer93 Ladygolfer93 is offline
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I have not had any experience with the vinyl plank but like you, am looking, considering. So far I have not understood the difference in "LUXURY" vinyl plank, and vinyl plank. Does "luxury" simply denote price, or is there an actual difference, such as one dents, one does not, one will scratch the color and pattern off, the other will not ? Anyone know ? Unlike most Floridians, I am partial to carpeting. Obviously I have no children in my home, and I do not have a pet, so carpeting in my home actually still looks new but is actually very old. Has anyone every priced an apples to apples comparison of vinyl plank, for instance a 16X20 room of carpet to vinyl plank ? So far I have been told not only does the carpet cost by the square FOOT, not yard as in times past, but that padding, installation, new tack strip, stretching, etc. etc. are going to be quite expensive compared to vinyl plank which, I was told, was a very easy installation process, easy to cut, easy to even take the material to the site, and, had very little waste due to the size of the "planks/strips compared to needing 100 Sq. yd. of carpet when only 80 are actually used. But, due to cut outs and the fact that you must pay installation and padding for the amount of material ORDERED, not on the amount actually needed for your room/rooms, it make for a really a tough decision. Again I really value the "warmth" (don't mean actual temperature, just the inviting environment provided by carpet, less "commercial" looking, and I definitely value the quiet. Yet, the price is very high. I also noticed almost everyone who does change to a hard floor through out the house ends up spending quite a bit on area rugs in large sizes like 12X14 (much more expensive than simple 7.5X9.5 ones available in most stores) and yet (are you all laughing at my indecision ?) I suspect the regular cleaning of these rugs is a major expense and not nearly as easy as a simple pass with the Bissel steamer ? I'm going to keep logging in to see how others have adapted to the lack of sound absorption, and how quickly they were able to adapt to a little less soft and more commercial look than (possibly) they had in their homes before they retired here ?

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Old 05-29-2019, 06:12 AM
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We currently live on a crawl space (not in TV). We have relatives n FL who live on a slab with terrazzo floor. The hard floor hurts our feet. We end up wearing shoes when we visit and we prefer to be barefoot in the house.

Anyone else have sensitive feet? Is the vinyl planking with a good pad soft?
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:07 PM
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We have luxury vinyl plank and like it very much. It is not as soft as a rug of course but is softer on the feet than tile or concrete. Ours was put in by Nickle Tile in Lake Sumter. We've used them a number of times. They do a good job and are reliable.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:42 AM
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We have vinyl plank and laminate through out and have no regrets. No matter how much you vacuum carpets they retain dirt and cause dust. Vinyl plank is a lot cleaner and is easier to maintain
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:07 PM
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We put it in because we had a dog who piddle on the carpet. 32 times! She did on the vinyl twice and then figured out she had to use her doggie door. We love it.
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Old 05-31-2019, 03:52 AM
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Paid a lot of money for oak flooring. Beautiful, but the noise when walked on was awfull.
Replaced with oak pattern vinyl, warmer, a hole lot quieter, and most visitors never noticed the change.
Vinyl hands down us.
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Old 05-31-2019, 03:53 AM
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We put it in because we had a dog who piddle on the carpet. 32 times! She did on the vinyl twice and then figured out she had to use her doggie door. We love it.
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:21 AM
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The vinyl plank is very durable, waterproof ,realistic, affordable, softer on feet/joints,
and is fantastic all around. It's been out residential for over 5 years and is proven with great reviews and options. There are some very cheap versions that are not great; so be careful. Most brands with a 12mil wear layer or higher are durable enough for almost anything. We carry Coretec, Shaw, Multicore, Armstrong, and many other LVPs. We will come out with samples, measure and give free estimates. We can explain pros and cons of all hard surface flooring. Call Encore today at 352 303 3859 with any questions or to get your free estimate.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:16 PM
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Anyone have quesstimates/ estimate for patio villa to be done in luxury vinyl plan?
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:18 PM
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Anyone with reviews/ suggestions for installers for floor?
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