(Closed) Experience with vinyl plank flooring?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t have any experience with vinyl flooring, but I would think it would scratch easily (think of a vinyl couch.)

What about engineered wood? This is what we have in our house and it really stands up & doesn’t scratch as easily as natural hardwoods do.

Post # 4
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s actually fairly durable but there are some higher quality ones. Affordable and looks nice but is considered “builder grade” in our town and only one builder I know here does it.

Post # 5
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We put in luxury vinyl plank flooring in my family’s lake house, and it looks completly real. I would never know it wasn’t real wood unless I was told. That being said, this flooring was actually more expensive than the cheapest real wood, but we got it on sale. I can’t speak for how well it will hold up, as its only been installed for about a year, but so far the dogs havent torn it up at all.

Post # 6
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Personally, for a large area, I would wait and do the bamboo or something else.

I used vinyl plank flooring in our closets and it looks amazing. I do not know if I would like it throughout a large area, though.

There is also a type of ceramic tile that looks exactly like hardwood now, but it wont scratch like hardwood.

Post # 7
1221 posts
Bumble bee

we have vinyl (wood looking) floor planks in our living room… we got it first in the kitchen which was ones that stuck together.. in our livings room we got the planks that snap together its called (floating floor).  it always depends on the size of the room Darling Husband and his friend put it in. We have 2 dogs and it has held up great. Not so great pictures


Here is the kitchen floor


Here is the living room floor


Post # 8
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

The owners of our current house (a rental) used the vinyl wood-look self-adhering planks in the office area. It could be their amature DIY skills or the quality of the vinyl they chose, but either way it looks like crap and the planks are peeling up in some areas. I am not impressed with the stuff we are dealing with.

Post # 9
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My parents bought vinyl wood flooring for their kitchen and it looks great!  I also had it on one of my old apartments and it thought it could have been real wood!

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