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Old February 26, 2012, 07:15 AM   #16
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yup, I get that. I am chosing from my local dealer, instead of the big box stores. He carries some high end stuff. Either, Quickstp or the Armstrong, im really only looking at thier premium line anyway. Ive also been leaning on some cool looking gray maple or gray oak look. I like the Mayple look a bit more because its a little less country feel to it. I have a pretty modern style, and looking for something on that line...

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Old March 7, 2012, 07:53 PM   #17
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I have taken mom shopping for a laminate floor and she likes the Evoke - Jimmy the best. It is an engineered wood product - anyone have anything to say about it good or bad?

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Old March 8, 2012, 07:53 AM   #18
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I have the display at my store in Nebraska.What do you need to know?

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Old March 8, 2012, 03:08 PM   #19
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Engineered wood or laminate? They aren't both.

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Old March 9, 2012, 06:35 AM   #20
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OK Evoke flooring is not laminate or Engineered wood.It is a LVT.
And is a high end product.This is a luxury vinyl click plank."Waterproof plank can be installed in any interior area including wet rooms.
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Old March 9, 2012, 06:39 AM   #21
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OK Evoke flooring is not laminate or Engineered wood.It is a LVT.
And is a high end product.This is a luxury vinyl click plank."Waterproof plank can be installed in any interior area including wet rooms.
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I'm kind of interest in putting some of this in my home. What kind of price range does it come in?
I understand it could vary from area to area so just a ball park figure is good enough.

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Old March 9, 2012, 08:24 AM   #22
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Looks like they make both laminate and lvt. The Jimmy is listed as a laminate but the way companies mislabel product lines maybe it is actually engineered hardwood.

There is 1 complaint that says the laminate is low cost and horrible.
EVOKE - Reviews & Brand Information - KENTWOOD FLOORS INC. DELTA, BC, - Serial Number: 77804086

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OK Evoke flooring is not laminate or Engineered wood.It is a LVT.
And is a high end product.This is a luxury vinyl click plank."Waterproof plank can be installed in any interior area including wet rooms.
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I don't get it.

If it's a click system board or tile with vinyl tile on the surface how is that not considered laminate?

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Old March 9, 2012, 12:42 PM   #24
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I don't get it.

If it's a click system board or tile with vinyl tile on the surface how is that not considered laminate?
I have not seen Evoke, but it sounds like Mannington's Adura click vinyl or IVC's

Both are click LVTs.

Mike Sahli works for the parent company that carries Evoke. Maybe he can chime in w/ more details.

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There are getting to be alot of all vinyl products that are using the unilin clic system.

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Old March 10, 2012, 02:39 PM   #26
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Went back to the store that sells Evoke/Jimmy and it is a laminate. the 12 mm product is in production - apparently there are two large commercial jobs in Denver that has caused a shortage. There is an 8 mm product that is the same as Jimmy but does not have the hand scraped look. I will check it out - .50 per sq foot less than the 12 mm. Any advice if I should wait the two extra weeks for the 12 mm product rather than go with the 8mm product if my mom likes then equally?

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I have not seen Evoke, but it sounds like Mannington's Adura click vinyl or IVC's

Both are click LVTs.

Mike Sahli works for the parent company that carries Evoke. Maybe he can chime in w/ more details.
O YAH Barry Carlton you are correct they do make a laminate I had to look around the store and found the laminate line also.

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Old March 12, 2012, 08:37 AM   #28
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Whats the deal with the Armstrong Performance Plus Hardwood?? any input on this? can it actually be as durable as laminate?

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