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Old 09-01-2015, 06:14 PM   #1
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Recommendation for good float / click-lock under $3.50 / sq ft


Greetings all,

My wife and I are looking at installing floating / click-lock flooring (above grade) in our home. We started looking at LL and then read all about the class action lawsuit and formaldehyde issues. I'm not liking the options from the big box stores. I've read horrible things about a couple other online vendors as well.

We're looking at bamboo or engineered hardwood, under $3.50 / sq ft (ideally closer to $3). It's my first time installing, and I'll be doing around 900 sq ft of the house. Big concerns are formaldehyde / off-gassing and splitting that is apparently common in poorly made bamboo and other products. I'd prefer plywood to particle under and as thick as possible hardwood surface, with boards over 3' long.

Am I out of my mind to think I'll find something decent at this price? Anyone with experience in DIY floating / click-lock at under $3 or so / sq ft?

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You have a champagne taste with a beer budget, ain't going to happen at $3.00 bucks a sq. ft.

A minimum 2mm wear layer is what you should be looking for.
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How long do you want it to last? If you only need it to last a few years, try the 3 dollar flooring. Another alternative might be to buy unfinished gunstock hardwood flooring for around 3/ft and install it and finish it your self. It will last many, many years and can be refinished several times
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Nothing wrong with LL, I have used them many of times at the customers request with no complaints. In fact there was no complaints in that set up either.

They have a great selection of Bamboo flooring.
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i put under $3 a sq ft (at the time, bout 7 years ago) in my last home. after the 3 years we owned it, it still looked like new. for the money, it was some darned nice stuff.
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Nothing wrong with LL, I have used them many of times at the customers request with no complaints. In fact there was no complaints in that set up either.

They have a great selection of Bamboo flooring.


Its not the durability or finished product that is issue with LL. It is the off shore product of theirs that is off gassing cancer causing formaldehyde.
Google for LL lawsuit or the 60 Minutes episode
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