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Old 12-23-2016, 07:00 PM   #1
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Iím interested in putting in the luxury vinyl through my house which is 1502 square feet. Iím wondering what exactly is the difference in quality of materials from what a Lowes offers for example vs the COREtec flooring the professional flooring stores are showing me? I donít have much of a problem in the materials cost, they told me about $5.50 a square foot for COREtec. What really floored me (haha) was the installation costs. After I get done talking to these people my cost is around $11 to $12 a square foot. Which is more than the materials cost.

Iím a pretty handy guy, I own enough power tools to cut down a tree, saw it, plane it, joint it, and put in the tongue groove for hardwood flooring. Iíve done everything from completely finishing my Dadís basement to tearing the shingles off his house and putting new ones on. So, Iím trying to figure out, what is difference the quality in this luxury vinyl from the professional stores that that they can command a cost about $12,750 more than me going over to Lowes and installing it myself? Itís not like Iíve been to just one place Iíve been to three of them and theyíre about the same.
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Buy the Coretec and diy install.

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You can do it, I just did it , pick up extra you can always take back what you don't need. Don't forget to undercut the door jams to fit it under, leave room for it to expand and contract, buy the best trim for all areas IE: doorways, thresholds, floor meeting another floor, etc,etc. Make sure your floor is real level with no imperfections . Any small imperfection will show through. Follow all instructions and check you tube and watch many video's before starting. I purchased my click lock from Home Depot. Wife and me are very happy it looks just like wood. you can do this. The first several pieces might be wasted and you will have some waste but who cares look at the thousands your saving and when it's all done you can say WOW.
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I just bought 600 Sq ft of coretec plus, alabaster oak for $3.25 sq ft in Oregon. I almost went with the HD Allure ultra but decided the coretec was a little bit better product. I am sure many are happy with the Allure. My point is the $3.25 cost. I am installing myself.
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$3.25 is a great price for Coretec plus, I paid about $4 plus $50 shipping. Might telling where you bought it?

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I got it in a retail store in Medford, Oregon. Rogue Flooring
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i installed some LV 1x2' groutable tiles from LOWES, $1.75sf iirc. been over a year now and they are just fine. they look like slate'ish. we are plenty happy with them. and my floor is not perfectly flat, has a gentle hump where the wall used to be. the tiles went right over it no problem = this is why i chose these tiles.
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I got it in a retail store in Medford, Oregon. Rogue Flooring
To long a trip from SC😱 Wish I could find it locally for that.

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