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Old September 2, 2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Mannington vs. Armstrong Vinyl Plank


I found this forum through Google. I was looking for comments on Mannington vs. Armstrong vinyl planks. Any info would be appreciated. I'm looking for the best looking wood look vinyl and the most durable. Thanks

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Old September 2, 2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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Moved your how-did-you-find-TFP post here for better response.

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Old September 2, 2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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Mannington Vs Armstrong.....????
Amtico WINS....By a mile

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Old September 2, 2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for your input, Forbo King. The OP might like to know why you feel that way though. You might even want to share some pictures of Amtico you've done.

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Old September 2, 2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for your input, Forbo King. The OP might like to know why you feel that way though. You might even want to share some pictures of Amtico you've done.

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I have a bunch of Amtico pics I have posted.
To me, as an installer who really cares about the end product, it all comes down to the wear layer. Amtico has a 30 mil wear layer, most others have 10. Amtico also is a way mo.re realistic look with way more options for texture, like tick or sawn wood finish etc....
I have personally had Amtico in my house for 10 years with heavy abuse and it still looks new.
Amtico also has a much more accurate and higher QC than any other vinyl company.
I installed 100K ft of Amtico in a local Fortunoff store. It took the abuse of tens of thousands of customers a week, and still looked new after 7 years of seriously heavy use. I will try to find pics of that job and post them.
My stairs are also wrapped with Amtico. Every guest at my house comments on how amazing the custom WOOD floors look.....LOL
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Old September 2, 2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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I think these are yours:

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Here's a post with similar pictures: Amtico LVT

Looks nice.

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Old September 4, 2012, 06:01 AM   #7
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Amtico is one of the top 2-3 lvt imports/manufacturers as well as one of the original lvt or the original lvt companies. They have such a wide range of patterns often derived from different print companies that are not normally used by others. Mannington bought them earlier this year so I am not sure if their will be any changes but so far things seem great. Def one of the best out.

Forbo King, thanks for bringing them up as I rarely see Amtico mentioned. The thing is as i see, the wear layer directly relates to the type of application the product is intended for, cause a .7 mm wear layer is pretty heavy commercial and other brands such as Karndean as well as many others, offer this wear layer as well. and a 10 mil, though I have not seen many products that i recall with one (it is usually 8, 12, 20, and so on) A 20, 22, or 30mil wear layer would all be of commercial grade, But it is true that the heavier/thicker layer is the long time more durable.

My question would be where are the planks for and what kind of traffic they will receive.

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Old September 4, 2012, 07:48 AM   #8
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Mannington vs. Armstrong


I'm sure this isn't the answer you're looking for but, both are great products. You can't hardly choose a wrong one. I would absolutely install either product in my own home with great pride.

My only suggestion though, is to use glue-down planks and not mechanically interlocking planks.

Best of luck

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Old September 4, 2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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I apologize as I miss wrote that a 30 mil wear layer is a .7 mm, when it is a .75 instead.

my apologies again

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Thanks for the input. I have been thinking about Amtico. I looked at the pictures that Jim posted that I believe were a job that you did. The floor looks real. Do you know what pattern it was? Also, do you have any favorite wood of theirs that looks the most real?

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The pics were of Forbo's work I believe. But they are a great product and I would have you go to a flooring store and see them in real life. One persons perception of real looking may be different than the next. I believe Forbo will know what pattern that is

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Old September 5, 2012, 02:38 PM   #12
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millsy07642 said View Post
Thanks for the input. I have been thinking about Amtico. I looked at the pictures that Jim posted that I believe were a job that you did. The floor looks real. Do you know what pattern it was? Also, do you have any favorite wood of theirs that looks the most real?
I believe that is Teak wood with a sawn wood finish and bevels.
The Tick finish is smoother but does not look as real. Both have a super 30 mill wear layer and will last till you get sick of looking at them.
I will have to dig up pictures of big jobs I have done like Fortunoff, Linens N Things, Bed Bath And Beyond stores etc.
That was a small dining room and entrance I did for a friends mom....LOL
Awesome product.
To me, Vinyl is all about the wear layer and realistic appearance. Plus Amtico, when installed properly is beyond durable.
I did 250K ft of it in Fortunoff in NY and it looked brand new for over 10 years with super heavy traffic. Then they tore down the building...And it was their residential line...
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