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  1. joeyboy

    joeyboy Gold Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I am thinking about getting luxury vinyl flooring. They are measuring on Tuesday and I don't want to make a costly mistake. I do have cats and put this in the cat thread but have not heard back. I am a little inpatient a the two rooms are 2k. They want to use glue down since we have all the cats. It has a 20 ml wear layer so that good.

    I really appreciate the help and think maybe I should cancel.
     
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    What do you need help deciding? If you need linoleum then get it. My cats walk in mine daily as do the dogs. Are you worried the cat will mess up the linoleum?
     
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    Remember paws not claws.
     
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    that is about all i use. DO NOT use glue down, floating and peal & stick is just fine.
    cats will not bother it, large dogs, idk, maybe.

    what style are you looking at ?
     
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    here is what i have. the tiles are very convincing, the wood does look like very nice wood, but i can tell its not. the wood is click, pretty easy to install. the tiles are peal & stick, a litttle harder to put down, but not bad.
    andd both of these were pretty close to the cheapest i could find.

    don't get laminate. i have not seen a lot of laminate, but what i have seen, its all damaged.

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    I've had cats screw up carpeting, but never flooring, even the cheapest crap, and we always have at least 3, and have had as many as five at one time and never declaw either
     
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    I am worried the wear layer will look bad pretty quickly. We have 12 cats. I
     
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    @Jinx'd

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    This is what we were looking at. Its karndean smoked oak.

    We have a pretty long run for the floor. Will the click flooring be okay? It's about 35 feet.
     
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    I don't understand why they said use glue down because of cats.

    Unless there's some unfathomable reason why it has to be glued.
    I would listen to what a salesman has to say but experienced installers input would carry more weight for me as far durability.
    Engineered wood and bamboo are highly regarded. I'd just get the best one I liked and could afford while keeping maintenance in mind, and not worry about cat damage.
     
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    Jinx'd Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    have you seen any of the actual flooring, i mean, held it in your hand ?

    the room i have the wood look in, its about 35'x14' . i don't know you, but i bet you could do it yourself.
     
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    i don't trust much of anybody trying to sell me something.


    engineered, you have to watch out for that. some is great, other are junk. the good stuff is like plywood. the junk is laminate with wood on top.
     
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    Like anything, you'll get what you pay for. Laminated (which is engineered) can be stronger than solid wood.
     
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    usually, but not always.

    laminate is not engineered, at least the last time i looked. reall engineered is just like plywood = layers of real wood.
    laminate is a slurry of who knows what that is made into a board. and last i knew, laminate, when a liquid sits on it for a while starts to swell.
     
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    One Word...................

    PERGO
     
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    We bought our house last year, and apart from the bedrooms, all the upstairs and basement has luxury vinyl plank flooring, we have 3 cats, 3 dogs and 4 teenagers and has done good against all of them, we will use some protector on it once a year, otherwise just sweep and swiffer jet a few times a week.
     
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    I have. I dont want to tackle this.
     
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    Looks like everyone has got you squared away. The flooring will last. Probably longer than any cheap furniture you may have.
     
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    Thanks everyone
     
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    @joeyboy . what up with the floor ?
     
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    Someone else is coming over today to show us options. I finally got all the costs associated with the other vender and dropped them.

    I didn't realise how much pulling the base boards are. I thought $3.65 per linear foot was extreme. Maybe it's not. Guess I will find out today. They also wanted 60 cents per square foot to pull the carpet.

    I am not a mixer, by any means, but I had issues with those addons.

    We may do carpet, except for those two rooms if everyone uses the same fee structure.
     
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    what is the subfloor ? = under the carpet etc
     
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    If you go with PERGO, or most laminate of like quality, you dont need to float the floor, unless there are large gaps and raises.
    You just lay down a foam material under it, and lay the pergo on top.

    I've had pergo and can safely say while a little pricier than some, its indestructible, and low maintenance .
     
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    :confused: . that is floating.

    can you dump water on it and leave it for 3 days. then wipe it up. and it doesn't buckle at the seems ?
     
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    No, it doesn't buckle.
    I've dropped a sledgehammer on it, had a pipe bust in the house, and dragged the Christmas tree across the floor.
    That floor still looked like the day I put it in, ten years later when I sold the house.

    I dont know what the contractor definition of floating is. With this stuff, you dont Use any adhesive. You lay out the foam mat, and just snap the floor planks together while staggering the seams. It's like s tounge and groove jigsaw puzzle. The tension and weight hold it in place while it "floats" on the floor.
     
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    We decided to stay with carpet and replace it all. No floating floor.

    Our subflooring is concrete.
     
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    Floating isn't too bad if it's installed properly. My ex had her floors redone, insisted her brother do it. Offered some advice to add some compound and level it, make sure not to cram it in tight and give it some room to 'float'. Not sure what brand it was, was supposed to be some sort of hardwood laminate. A thin layer of hardwood veneer over mystery meat. Naturally, he didn't level the floor. Didn't leave any space at the walls so it could properly float. That lasted about 6mo before it was all jacked up, scratched to shit from chairs and buckling in the high spots.

    I can't say all because I'm sure there's still some decent high dollar stuff around. But dammit present day veneer anything is so janky. I've seen coats of paint that are thicker. Whether it's thicker veneers in plywood, thinner finish veneers on hardwood ply or furniture, flooring. It's barely a sticker. The old stuff was thin but at least you could lightly sand it. The current stuff is so thin half the time you can already see through bits of veneer. Meh.
     

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