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Old 10-01-2021, 02:28 PM
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When I bought my home the realtor told me there were hardwood floors under the rugs. What we didn't know was that a previous owner had put sticky square tiles on top of the hardwood in my bedroom and part of the living room. It was a surprise when I ripped up the carpet. I had my contractor come over for a quote to remove the tiles, and repair the damage and refinish the floors. and he suggested that I get luxury vinyl plank flooring instead.

If you have luxury vinyl plank flooring, do you like it?



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Old 10-01-2021, 02:41 PM
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We have it in our kitchen, I like ie a lot. No worry when water spills.
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Old 10-01-2021, 02:57 PM
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I donít like it, I love it! Risa was asking about flooring a few months ago and I recommended she look into LVP.
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Old 10-01-2021, 03:46 PM
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Can you use a steam cleaner on it? Or what do you do to clean it? Just water or a special cleaner? Thanks
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Old 10-01-2021, 03:48 PM
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I love ours. Itís in our sunroom and does very well with all the mud I track in from gardening.


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Old 10-01-2021, 04:12 PM
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Storytime, no! Mine is Coretec, and the directions say do not steam clean. Maybe steam cleaning is okay on other brands, I donít know. I use one of those wide mops with interchangeable heads for dry and wet mopping. The flooring company showed me two spray products and I chose one of those.
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Old 10-01-2021, 04:58 PM
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My parents are getting it put in their kitchen at the end of the month. I'll let you know how they like it.
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Old 10-01-2021, 05:41 PM
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I have it in my whole house and I love it!
No steam cleaning! Just dust mop and Bona floor cleaner.

https://us.bona.com/products/stl-cleaner-160oz.html
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Old 10-01-2021, 05:49 PM
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Was your contractor a general contractor or a flooring specific guy? If he wasn’t a flooring specific guy, I suggest getting an estimate from a guy who mostly refinishes floors. I would think the sticky stuff would come off with the sanding.

Our house is mostly hardwood. It was in awful shape when we bought, but the flooring guy did an amazing job. It was definitely cheaper than installing good laminate.

You might decide, in the end, to use the laminate, but I suggest (if you haven’t yet) talk to an experienced flooring guy before you decide.
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Old 10-01-2021, 06:10 PM
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We just installed ours. Love it.


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Old 10-02-2021, 04:40 AM
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We have it in our bathroom and our family room on the lower level. I love it ! That area is heavy , wet traffic in the summer as people come in from the lake.

We plan to install it on the main floor when we need to replace it.
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Old 10-02-2021, 05:09 AM
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We have the plank in the living room and hallways and tile in the kitchen, dining room and bathrooms. I really do like it. I steam cleaning, though because it is glued down and the steam could cause it to lift. I just damp mop.

As mentioned by someone else I would check with a hardwood flooring expert about sanding and refinishing authentic hardwood floors, first.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:14 AM
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I have hardwood upstairs and luxury vinyl plank in the basement. If I was ever looking to redo the main level, I would absolutely put the luxury vinyl plank upstairs as well. It looks fantastic, it feels good under my feet, and itís super easy to clean and take care of. I just use my spray mop on it.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:30 AM
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I absolutely would get a flooring expert in! Hardwoods typically have many layers and can be refinished several times! My DDís HW was a hot mess when she bought her house. She had floors redone and they are gorgeous!
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:34 PM
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Ours is waterproof and we LOVE it. We put it in one room and loved it so much we've been putting it in every room as we're remodeling. We even put it in our bathroom and no issues with water. No complaints at all!
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