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Old 02-23-2010, 11:51 AM   #31
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That should get your IVC's headquarters order desk. They can direct you to a distributor for your area. We are in Virginia and Abraham Linc out of West VA is the distributor for this area.

Tarkett, Congoleum, and Armstong also make their own versions of this product. Tarkett has been the only one all that close in price from my experience. Armstrong has outrageous pricing on it, plus it's still made over seas at a 13'2" width and cut down to 12' width for US sales. You pay for material you don't even get. Tarkett and Congoleum make theirs state side now at 12' and IVC still makes theirs at 13'2" locally.
IVC isn't made locally it comes from Belgium or Germany still. But they are building a factory in Georgia it should be finished at the end of the year. In Georgia they had a big presentation with the governor on a ground breaking ceremony a few months back. Thats what made me look into it after seeing it on the news. From what you say IVC is the best price product and its shipped from overseas. Obviously they are doing something correct having the price that low and have it constantly shipped over. I assume the price will go down next year because it will no longer be shipped from Europe and duties paid on it. So as long as oil doesn't increase bad it should stay cheaper

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Old 03-07-2010, 01:53 PM   #32
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I've been researching these soft step vinyls for a while. Right now I have samples at home of Flexitech and Armstrong and Tarkett Lifetime guarantee. The better qualities are equally thick. I also looked at some with a lesser guarantee and it is obviously much thinner.

I've looked at Mannington Sobella in the store but have not brought home any samples to live with for a day or two.

The only product I have found so far that is made in the USA is Mannington.

I do like the 13'2" of Flexitech.

However, the Best quality of Armstrong in the wood designs has the least amount of shine and looks the most natural, IMO.

I was quoted about $33/ SY for the top grade of Tarkett and the mid grade of Flexitech and $25/ SY for the Best quality of Armstrong. The thicknesses on all three appear to be identical.

I don't have a quote for Mannington Sobella yet.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:57 PM   #33
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Are those installed prices? That is 2 to 2 1/2 times the price of it here.
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Yes, installed.

Is the cost of installation negotiable?
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:23 PM   #35
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Yes, installed.

Is the cost of installation negotiable?
Not usually, but it does vary widely, depending on where you live. In my area installation usually runs around $5 sq yd for IVC backed vinyls. Plus prep if applicable, moving appliances etc.
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Well, I'm in SoCal... inland.

Major economic meltdown here. Construction trades are hurting.

Will be a couple years before a turn around.

We have a laborer to help on the ranch once a week. He can strip out the existing carpet and vinyl to help cut costs.
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http://vinylflooring.org/movie.html He could probably install it for you. It's not difficult.
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He who?

I believe there is a warehouse for IVC products in inland SoCal.

I bought a remnant from a small flooring store and had it installed in my larger tho still SMALL bathroom.
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Your laborer could probably install it.
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I'll see if any of the installers want the job for a price that motivates me to spend the money.

One of the stores implied negotiation if I buy sufficient quantity.

I think approximately 640SF is a good amount of flooring.

Not like I am just redoing one room.

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I just had this flooring installed 3 days ago and am pleased with the ease of installation. Didn't check to see how much glue he put down as I didn't know at the time it was an issue. It was installed by a trusted flooring company in town, so assume it was done right. Had a bit left over, but found some hardwood in a hallway that previously had vinyl tile over it. Had 307 sq feet installed with price for tile of $958.00, labor of $1267.00, which looking over the other posts, seems a little pricey. The only complaint I have is that it has a very flat look and no shine whatsoever (didn't want a lot). It reminds me of Pergo, like somebody took a picture and slapped it on top of the tile. Any suggestions for making it look more natural? Thanks.-
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I lucked out and purchased some with a hole from forklift damage but had not only enough for a bathroom but also my son and daughter-in-law's bathroom. It is a pine design and really tough to tell difference between it and real wood. Doesn't sweep clean real well due to grain as little hairs can hinde in grain, but vacumms easily.
Super easy to put down and would recommend it to anyone. Am currently testing a scrap piece I got from end of the roll with the barnwood design as wall covering.
Have another bathroom and a kitchen to do and would not consider anything else.
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I am a flooring salesman. A customer is asking me for pricing for Flexitec, but I can't seem to reach the manufacturer. Can anybody help me? Vinylflooring.org seems to be the closest I can find, but the phone number is perpetually busy.
September 18th, Casper, Wyoming. Sutherlands-a DIY-er store has it on sale right now at .99 a linear foot. This is a whole lot less than when I bought my bathroom flooring by about fifty cents less. But well worth the added expense over regular vinyl. DD
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The IVC vinyls look nice and are easy to install. I've installed a lot of it mostly loose lay, some full spread. But I am still not sure that it will last a long time. After almost 40 years of installing, I have a little hesitation with it. It just doesn't seem to be as substantial as the old vinyls. And back in the 80's, the first attempt at soft vinyls was a disaster.
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I had a small bathroom done in a remnant of a Flexitech type of product. I noticed some bubbling around the toilet. It's been done for a year and the house was built in the 60s. I think I could release the air from the bubble with a pin.

I'm still in need of reflooring about 100 SF in this house -- kitchen, family room, etc. -- and debating about using one of these newer softer products or going with sheet vinyl.

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