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Wasp
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Off Highland rd.
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Cost of new floors
If you were redoing the floors of a house in Kenilworth ($300-350k), what level of vinyl plank floors would you put in? Looking at Lowe’s and there is a wide range of flooring options.

House is roughly 2k SF. Is $2.50 range good or closer to $4?


Motorboat
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At the camp
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re: Cost of new floors
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vinyl plank floors


I'm not doing them at all in a $350K house.


Wasp
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Off Highland rd.
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Cost of new floors
I thought I remembered there being a long thread about new flooring and the agreement was that this was the way to go.

What would you suggest for “wood” like flooring?


Fox McCloud
Member since Oct 2020
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re: Cost of new floors
They put luxury vinyl planks in million dollar homes these days. It’s totally fine in a 350k house.


CP3
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Baton Rouge
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re: Cost of new floors
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What would you suggest for “wood” like flooring?


Wood look tiles


Coomdaddy
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KY
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re: Cost of new floors
Try Flooret brand. Just put it in ours and it looks good to me. Haven’t lived on it yet to determine durability.


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BlackPot
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re: Cost of new floors
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I'm not doing them at all in a $350K house.



Why not? Just curious. If you have a family, dogs, in and out a lot, etc., then this is a good choice. Very durable and with withstand a lot. Plus, whatever area you are in, sadly a $350k house isn't what it used to be 20 years ago.


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TheNolaClap
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Flip Flip Flipadelphia
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re: Cost of new floors
I just put down Coretec HD Plus. Bigger planks, the engraving matches the wood pattern printed on them. Beveled edges. Looks really good. Get prices from some of the wholesalers who ship in Tn and Ga. weshipfloors is a big one. Then take their price to your local dealers to see how much they will match.


MikeBRLA
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re: Cost of new floors
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Wood look tiles


I have these and love them. Substantially more expensive than “luxury vinyl” though.


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LEASTBAY
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re: Cost of new floors
I used cali bamboo LVP. I think it was about $4 sf not installed. I didn't want the floors but my wife did. She was correct in choosing at as it has exceeded expectations.


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gizmothepug
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Louisiana
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re: Cost of new floors
I don’t remember the exact prices but we put a lower priced vinyl plank in our den and the next year did the rest of the house with a more expensive brand and the difference in quality is definitely noticeable.


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fightin tigers
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re: Cost of new floors
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I'm not doing them at all in a $350K house.


I'm completely with you, but this board loves the cheap look.

To me it is akin to gas laterns with lightbulbs in them or tile with a screen printed pattern on them.


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Coon
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La 56 Southbound
Member since Feb 2005
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re: Cost of new floors
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What would you suggest for “wood” like flooring?


Wood


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Coon
Nicholls St. Fan
La 56 Southbound
Member since Feb 2005
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re: Cost of new floors
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They put luxury vinyl planks in million dollar homes these days. It’s totally fine in a 350k house.


bullshite

If so, that has to be the trashiest McMansion ever.


fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
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re: Cost of new floors
I believe people are installing in $350k homes. It is a trendy product right now.

LVP is going to age like beanie babies though. People will be ripping it out in a few years like people are ripping out click and lock laminate now.

It's glorified linoleum.


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jojothetireguy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Live out in Coconut Grove
Member since Jan 2009
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re: Cost of new floors
I would say real wood, but man my house now had hand scraped wood floors and my dogs tore them up. Went with a really good laminate and haven't had any problems. I used to think any high dollar house should have real wood, but not anymore especially with the new vinyl and tile wood planks.


shell01
Texas A&M Fan
Marianna, FL
Member since Jul 2014
551 posts

re: Cost of new floors
We considered LVP for our remodel, looked at all the high priced stuff, compared wear layers, bevels, blah blah... then I saw the pattern we were leaning towards installed in an empty room and said NOPE. You could see the same knot and pattern over and over. So I went back and asked all the manufacturers, how many board patterns do you have? The max was 7, average was 4 or 5. Maybe in a bathroom that would be ok but in a large open floorplan that would drive me nuts.

So we went with wood.


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awestruck
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re: Cost of new floors
Personally I'd use whatever I wanted and would tell the holier than thou to jump from the top of a high roof.

However I'd never put one type floor throughout a nice house. Some rooms like a laundry or external entrance utility room literally beg for LVT. Others like a kitchen and bath(s) definitely tile. And the rest whatever you like.


But that's just me.


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ProudLSUMom
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
3205 posts

re: Cost of new floors
Is this a house you are flipping or a house you plan to live in for years?

If I'm buying a house in that price range, I want real wood floors.


CE Tiger
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since Jan 2008
39501 posts

re: Cost of new floors
CaliBamboo. Get some free samples off the website . It blows away the other samples you will see


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