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gracie77grant
I have 2700 sq ft of vinyl flooring in my home suppose to be a good product. But I am having lots of problems with it. The box it came in is black and gold and only says premium luxury planks (made in China). No manufactor name at all! Can u help me with this? It has gray colored planks that do not match (see attached pic), and it is also coming unlocked in several places. I paid nearly $4 per square ft and expected a good product. Thanks for any help u can give
   
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flaswp

Vinyl flooring greatly varies. I can tell you, from endless research, that any store that you can walk in and buy is probably not going to be good quality. I know because I looked at every single store I could find that carries it and read endless reviews. All of the allure products and others at big box stores have bad reviews for durability. I ended up buying Forbo Eternal Wood from my contractor friend and it is GREAT!!! Very durable and NO scratching at all. I also bought a product from Shaw, but it was a contractor product that is not available to the general public and again, it is fabulous.

The Forbo product had NO off gassing at all and is made with lots of natural materials. It's even used in doctor's offices and operating rooms! It had no odor whatsoever. It is a European company that is now in America, too, and is not made anywhere in Asia. I will say that the Shaw flooring I bought was made in one of the Koreas and it did smell awful for about 2 days. After that it had no more odor. But, even my friend who installed it (and who installs vinyl all the time) said it smelled bad.


I've had both floors installed for about 6 months and have zero problems. I also have 2 kittens which were young when the floors were installed (and not declawed) and have zero scratches. I am very clumsy and drop things all the time and no damage has occurred to my floors. I love how they stay warm in cold weather, reduced my allergies and they look great. Again, I would go with a contractor grade product as both of mine were commercial grade, but I am VERY happy. Looks very modern and not cheap at all, which was my largest concern prior to installing. Everyone who enters my home and had seen the carpet before says "WOW". Also, I should mention that I was unsure if I was going to do vinyl or laminate and my contractor friend talked me into going the vinyl route due to pets, kids, humidity (FL) and water. So glad I did because as luck would have it, I had a leak in the wall in one bedroom (3 months after install) and it had been dripping all the way down to the floor for a month and it did ZERO damage to the floor!!!! That was on the Forbo flooring. Laminate would have been destroyed in the whole room. Also love the seamless transitions between rooms.

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mboston_gw

Would like to have feed back from those that installed vinyl planking several years ago. Are you still satisfied? Did any of you find long term problems with off gassing that caused allergy or breathing problems? I am replacing carpeting in our master bedroom because of allergy issues for both my husband and myself. I don't want to do something that will be just as bad or worse.

   

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