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Old October 10, 2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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floating vinyl plank flooring.


Hello, I have a large basement with unfinished concrete. I have been researching the floating vinyl planks. Adura mannington locking planks. I could really use some advice on what will work best. We want the wood look but do not want to worry about a lot of scratches or gaps at the seems. There is a little over a 1000 sq ft to go down so this will not be a cheap investment. I live in southern ohio. Can anyone offer advise? I am going crazy researching products. Some seem to love it and other have had really bad luck.

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Old October 11, 2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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bump to the top, Anyone?

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Old October 11, 2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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I wish I could offer some feedback on the Mannington Adura product. I've been retired for about 5 years now and haven't sold or installed that product. I did put some Konecto Prestige in my own living/kitchen area and some Karndean flooring in my own bedroom. I love both of them. I did have trouble with scratching on the Konecto after it was first installed, but it seems to have developed a tougher skin since then and doesn't show scratches as easily.

I've had no trouble at all with the Karndean. It was easy to install and has a very realistic appearance. I had a couple boxes left over and, if I could get more from them (we traded product for a banner ad here), I'd remove my Konecto and put down the Karndean. That's only 'cause the Konecto I got was from their early production and they had trouble with their glue strips. They've since been remedied, but I'm stuck with frequent repairs.

There are quite a few discussions that mention Adura here. Use our search feature to look for adura and you'll find them. I wish I could point you to a definitive one, but can't.

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Old October 11, 2011, 02:17 PM   #4
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I have installed several jobs this year with Manningtons Loc-Solid which is a click together. I have not had a single complaint on gapping. As far as scratching, yes it will. Have to remember that while it has a fairly hard surface it is still vinyl. You can however replace planks without dismantling the entire floor.

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I like the click together stuff more than the adhesive strip types. Mostly because you are tossing a coin with the adhesive's lasting power.

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Old October 11, 2011, 09:44 PM   #6
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I have installed several jobs this year with Manningtons Loc-Solid which is a click together. I have not had a single complaint on gapping. As far as scratching, yes it will. Have to remember that while it has a fairly hard surface it is still vinyl. You can however replace planks without dismantling the entire floor.
Really, the LockSolid scratches? It's a little newer to me, and this would be good to know!

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Old October 11, 2011, 09:49 PM   #7
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I have yet to see a lvt, floating or not, that won't scratch.

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Old October 11, 2011, 10:05 PM   #8
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I have yet to see a lvt, floating or not, that won't scratch.
Surface scratching (seen that), or true scratching into the product?

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Old October 12, 2011, 08:08 AM   #9
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Surface scratching. And I know it's not as bad as "true scratching" but when people pay $7+ a foot to have a product installed in their home they don't want to have something that scratches super easily

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Old October 12, 2011, 12:36 PM   #10
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Thanks so much for everyones input. I have to make a choice soon. The Karndean really looks like it is made a little better. Getting samples of both. Does anyone know a pro installer in the Dayton area? Any ideas of how much someone charges a sq ft to install?

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Old October 12, 2011, 05:01 PM   #11
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I have yet to see a lvt, floating or not, that won't scratch.
Right! I have yet to see ANY floor that can't get scratched.

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Right! I have yet to see ANY floor that can't get scratched.
Most tile is pretty hard to scratch...relative to a vinyl product anyway.

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Thanks so much for everyones input. I have to make a choice soon. The Karndean really looks like it is made a little better. Getting samples of both. Does anyone know a pro installer in the Dayton area? Any ideas of how much someone charges a sq ft to install?
When you sent me a personal message about all this, I told you that it would be no problem to hook you up with installers in your area. I have a stepsister who owns a flooring store in Troy, right close to you. Already talked to her about meeting your needs. Let me know!

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I have a stepsister who owns a flooring store in Troy, right close to you. Already talked to her about meeting your needs. Let me know!

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Shouldn't she have a listing in our directory?

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Shouldn't she have a listing in our directory?
Yeah, okay. She can't even run the books properly. Enough said. Since her father passed, she wants to dump the store. Again, enough said. But, I think I've found a buyer! Soooo excited!

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