Does anyone have any experience with the Smartcore vinyl plank flooring that is sold by Lowe's, that can comment on long term results with it?
From the reviews I've read, the product itself seems to be of very good quality and durability, but many have complained about issues with installation. Specifically the planks not staying locked together.
I'm looking at the "Ultra" line of the product, and would have pro's do the install.
I would prefer to do tile, but I'm covering just about 1100 sq.ft. in my downstairs, and as a novice with no tile install experience, I'm very reticent to install myself as I'm looking for professional results.
Most of the bids I've gotten for an install are $5000 and up. I believe Lowe's would do it for $3.17/sq.ft. If push came to shove, I would try my hand at it.
The install cost for the Smartcore would be $1.49 sq.ft.
I've seen other comments regarding LVP, and some have encouraged going with tile.
Areas to be done include a master bath, half bath, and the kitchen.
Constructive feedback would be greatly appreciated .