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Old 10-03-2008, 11:38 PM   #1
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Best laminate for rental

We had decided to buy Konecto Prestige because we could install ourselves and because of the long warranty.

This is for a mid-range rental. About $1400/mo 4 BR house. We are putting the laminate only in entry hall and living room over concrete--a nice-sized area.

After reading so much on this board, I'm skeptical.

Our goal is to have something that will (hopefully last about 15 years of renting).

Does anyone have any suggestions about the best product to buy?

Thanks in advance.


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Old 10-04-2008, 08:11 AM   #2
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I have found laminate to be too delicate for my tastes. I have some in some of my rentals and the have chipped off the laminate. I use a wood filler to fix them which seems to do okay but I am not happy with it overall.

It was rather expensive if I remember correctly and had a 40 year guarantee.

Keep in mind that the guarantee only covers delamination and other manufacturing defects and doesn't cover excessive wear or trauma.

Go with stone or something like that. It is cold compared to the nice warm wood but it will last longer and they can always get throw rugs.


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Old 10-05-2008, 03:57 PM   #3
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Thanks, Marvin. I was hoping there was someone on here with rental experience. Appreciate your advice.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:48 AM   #4
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If you want the laminate (wood flooring look) then try what we installed this past summer. It is called Novalis Vinyl Plank Flooring. This stuff is easy to work with, beautiful and has a lifetime warranty. This is the easiest to replace should a plank be damaged. We had a leak in our refrigerator ice maker and not one tile lifted due to the water. We did have one damaged by carpet installers who installed carpet close to the dining room floor. Quick as a wink my husband pulled up the damaged tile and stuck a new one down. This is peal and stick and looks so beautiful. It is about a dollar a plank. I can share pictures if your interested.

Now with how pretty this is and how easy it is to take care of I wouldn't want to go to the more expensive laminate anyway.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:03 AM   #5
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If installed correctly then konecto would be a great product.
Waterproof and very durable.
All products can be destroyed with renters and have problems.
I would prefer Konecto over Laminate flooring because of moisture.

Carpet is the most affordable usually but alot of renters are trying more durable goods.
Just like Konecto.
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