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Old May 11, 2010, 05:21 PM   #1
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How does Konecto and Luxe compare


Konecto vs Luxe,

Lets here the response before I bring in the Luxe plank rack into my store,

Which one has the least amount of problem's, And from what I have been told, Here in the Country Of California, They are Installing the Luxe Plank floor for .65 a square foot???????

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Old May 11, 2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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Konecto vs Luxe,

Lets here the response before I bring in the Luxe plank rack into my store,

Which one has the least amount of problem's, And from what I have been told, Here in the Country Of California, They are Installing the Luxe Plank floor for .65 a square foot???????
I don't know any body that has installed Luxe yet so for me the jury is still out on whether it will be better or worse than Konecto.

Has any one here installed any ?

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Old May 11, 2010, 10:19 PM   #3
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Bring it in. It is a good product, have done to rec rooms with it had the people love it. Also Armstrong put it down in the very large walk ways at the Carpet one, Flooring America conv. with lots of traffic and things getting rolled over it and it look as good at the end of the week as it di when first put down. Also they had a big area at surfaces with it down.
Mannington has one, even IVC and Congolum are coming out with theirs, going to be hard to choose.


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Old May 11, 2010, 11:03 PM   #4
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Here is what I know....


Luxe has glue on one side only.
I have never seen it but the same distributor that carries Konecto is the local Armstrong supplier as well.

When Luxe was on the drawing board, one rep told me it will never work.
That same rep is telling me a new story now but I can see through him and he knows it, he introduced me to Konecto he know it is the superior product but he is a team player, he has to be.


These manufactures are shady as the day is long and have no loyality to the retailers or the installer, they only are loyal to the dollar.
They will pat your back and tell you how much they love your business but their words are thinner than the broth of a chicken that starved to death.

So what we will see in the next few months will not be about the stability of the product it will be about who has the most pull.


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JJ Haines carrys both products and I have not heard them slam any of the two products. I was talking to Scot Roy VP at JJ Hanies on Tue over lunch , we talk about many things and never heard him say anything bad.
Having more then one line of a product is a good thing.

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Old May 12, 2010, 12:07 AM   #6
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Haines does well off Konecto, they will not slam it.
The guys carrying Konecto are not slamming it, they are just giving Armstrong top heading if they sell both.
They say it is from A-Z but last year the page of manufactures started at K
As a webdesigner top billing is everything, first choice sell best now body gets a alphabetical listing.
These changes say more than words from their mouths.
Since we pull from most of them I try to listen close to my reps, some waste words others let words waste them and they become an open book.

Just remember their loyalty to the retailer when Home Depot came into play...... money man.... it is not principal.

Roland you have been in the trade long enough to know there is always more than meets the eye.

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Okay, What about install pricing, As I have said here in the country of California, They are claiming Install of either product at .65s/f

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Okay, What about install pricing, As I have said here in the country of California, They are claiming Install of either product at .65s/f
Who are "they"?

I doubt if it will be installers!!

Maybe "retailers" or manufacturers reps, but certainly NOT someone who has any "hands on" experience.

$1.25 in our area.

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I've heard that it is 1-1.25 thoughout the west even on large 20,000+ ft jobs.

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Okay, What about install pricing, As I have said here in the country of California, They are claiming Install of either product at .65s/f
Regular price: $2.00
Commercial: $1.50

Same prices as we get for laminate. .65 cents???? Yuck, you'd need a crew of guys and some big open spaces to make any money. If I wanted to make minimum wage I wouldn't be killing my body while doing it.

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Old May 12, 2010, 08:50 AM   #11
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Sometimes these reps open up more with an installer.

I just got out of a 2 hour meeting with the Luxe rep, very interesting.
I fear it is a noise maker but I see good stability in the plank. Field test are going well.
My first handling of the plank, it caught my attention.
I may pick the line up.


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That is what I was trying to say. you can have more then one good product in a product catagory. I just seen the new Congo plank an hour ago,they even let me keep a sample to play with. The glue part is clear.

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Old May 15, 2010, 05:17 AM   #13
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I have had the rack since day one
I have it in my basement and it got flooded in March
It's still in perfect shape, no lifting
I've sold 4 other jobs all with no complaints
It's a no brainer, but the display layout isn't the best but it works for what it is and doesn't take up alot of space.
Do you have their Alterna line yet? Stuff is beautiful

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Old May 15, 2010, 05:18 AM   #14
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BTW we get $2.50sq ft
Installer does it for $2

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Old May 15, 2010, 09:47 PM   #15
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if you get 2.50 for konecto or lux what do you get for hardwood?

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