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DeoreDX
Member since Oct 2010
3153 posts

Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
Who's done this? Looking for something more dog proof when the carpet and hardwood we have in the rest of the house. Any tips? How did you choose what thickness to use? Or should I just get the thickest I can get?


Coomdaddy
Kentucky Fan
KY
Member since Aug 2017
273 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
Check out Flooret if you want the thickest wear layer. I'm thinking pretty strongly about using it in our build.


CE Tiger
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since Jan 2008
38884 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
get some samples of this shite. it’s the thickest layer i’ve seen and really nice looking. very pet friendly and partnered with petsmart. got 1500 sq ft ready to go over some old terrazzo floor .

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i can get you this guy i used number and he will send a box of all the samples for free
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weadjust
Member since Aug 2012
9666 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
I get a sample of the vinyl plank I am considering and see how easy it is to scratch with my pocket knife. The darker the color the more the scratches in the wear layer show.


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Cracker
Montana Fan
in a box
Member since Nov 2009
10724 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
What You are covering up terrazzo? Good god why?
Sweet Jesus noooooooo


CHEDBALLZ
New Orleans Saints Fan
South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
17873 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
I have Vinyl Plank in my house and I really like it, it's very durable, looks great and easy to clean. You do have to put a layer of thinset before you lay it down.


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hungryone
LSU Fan
river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
10952 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
My thoughts exactly—-why cover up terrazzo? If color is the problem, hire a decorator to help you figure out how to complement the floors. That stuff is indestructible, expensive, and back in style.


AmosMosesAndTwins
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lake Charles
Member since Apr 2010
14565 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
I pulled carpet and laid peel and stick throughout. Needed floor patch compound in some spots and used 3M spray adhesive for extra stick. Just need to make sure to scrape up noticeable debris (concrete, caulk) from build because it’ll show through if you don’t. Keep some extra for inevitable replacements (furniture drags, chipped corners). I don’t regret it. Just make sure your slab is clean and it’s a breeze.


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CE Tiger
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since Jan 2008
38884 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
it’s not the color it’s the big arse squares just looks very dated and not the look i’m going for in this house.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/hcNucau_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium


LSUDbrous90
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Dec 2011
1091 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
Put down ~1000 sq ft of luxury vinyl about 6 months ago on a slab after pulling up old carpet. Was highly recommended for the price point and that we have a golden retriever. We have been very happy with it thus far.


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hungryone
LSU Fan
river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
10952 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
To me, the floor looks fresh and mid century. The exposed red brick is what looks dull and dated. There is no way I’d cover that with vinyl, whether called “luxury” or not. The red brick would need to be covered or painted long before I’d cover that floor. But chacun a son gout, as the French say.


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BallsEleven
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2019
1759 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
I got it and it is probably the smartest thing I did when building the house. Much quieter than laminate and don't worry at all about spills or moisture, which is huge when you have a big dog and 2 toddlers.


mikie421
LSU Fan
continental shelf
Member since Nov 2008
463 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
No scratches from the dog or chairs so far. We went with a snap lock brand around $6/ft. Can’t remember the name but it can in multiple lengths to simulate real wood and has beveled edges as well.


baldona
Auburn Fan
Florida
Member since Feb 2016
12222 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
I'm personally not a fan of the feel, feels like vinyl too much. It also has soft spots if the floor isn't super flat and you don't use the proper barrier. Now if you have a dog and kids and its a sub $400k home its definitely a solid option. I'm simply suggesting that you make sure you walk on someone's before throwing it down if you are picky.


FishinTygah84
LSU Fan
LA
Member since Dec 2013
1495 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
LINK

we installed this last year. fricking incredible. wear layer is 22 mil. Get TONS of compliments on the looks. floors plus install we were around $5 sq/ft


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joeleblanc
Member since Jan 2012
3017 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
Is it a rental unit?


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LEASTBAY
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2007
6667 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
I agree with this. We're replacing ours and it just feels very plastic to me.


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Aristo
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2007
11057 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
I like that flooring. I think if you paint the bricks and add some color with accent pieces you would be better off.


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East Coast Band
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2010
43341 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
Important feature is not overall thickness, but the thickness of the wear layer.
Go for greater than 10 mils, greater than 20 mils, if possible


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Old Sarge
LSU Fan
Dean of Admissions, LSU
Member since Jan 2012
45843 posts

re: Luxury Vinyl Plank on slab.
We are about to put the flooret throughout our entire 3,100 sq ft. Nothing comes close to that 40 mil wear layer, if it gets scratched you just sand or scrape the elevated edges down and run a little oil on it


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