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Old 02-12-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
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Views on Laminate Flooring

I am going to put Laminate-wood style flooring in the bedroom of a mobile home. I have narrowed my search down to 2 types. One is the Meyer, Inspiration aka Sovereign Series and the other is the Mohawk Sensation Series. Does anyone have any suggestions which would be better both to install, it's a diy project and also over the long run, whch will stand up better. It seems to me from what I can find out that they are both very simularly constructed although the Meyer has a slightly longer warranty. They are both in the lower end price range. Thank you for any comments.


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Old 02-12-2004, 05:34 PM   #2
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I would recommend upgrading to Pergo or Swiftlock, it doesn't cost much more and consider all of the labor you're investing.
Mohawk is off my list completely. The few that I have had to repair, the pattern was discontinued and when I finally found someone with a box or two they know that they have you. Last time I was charged $135.00 per box plus S&H. I also think that they use sand as part of the mixture as the stuff eats saw blades. I normally figure 600 sq. ft to a blade, half that for Mohawk.
You can find an article on the stuff in one of the more recent issues of Consumer Reports. Might be worth reading before spending all that hard earned cash.


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Old 02-14-2004, 12:36 PM   #3
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Yea, mobile homes are different than regular homes, and I am sure you will need a laminate that will be able to expand and contract as best it can.
Cheap laminates usually have less wear layer, and are not as thick, and have no additional bells n whistles other than it's laminate. I would think both these products would be tougher than the major brands because of 2 things:

The companies that make them, have not been making them for long, and the milling on cheap laminates makes the install 10 times harder than they need to be.

Wilsonart, Pergo, Quickstep, Armstrong, Witex would be my suggestion, and they have good better and best in their lines, so at least go with better or best. But expect to pay for them.

Price, Quality, Service, Pick any 2
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Armstrong Swiftlock And Pergo Signature Are By Far The Best Choice And A Great Price. Lowe's Has A Mail And Rebate Now For Pergo
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Old 03-07-2005, 05:04 PM   #5
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Lowes and HD do not carry the best in the industry.
that does not mean you should not buy them, but you may need this increase in quality, you may not.

Pergo Select
Wilsonart Estate

Both very stable and high durability.
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Originally Posted by Floorwizard View Post
Lowes and HD do not carry the best in the industry.
I agree with that..
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #7
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