I'm also including Luxury Vinyl Plank, can't edit the title of the post though.
I'd been buying a high quality waterproof laminate/Vinyl plank from a local floor store and have been very happy. However, the other co-owner has recently become "more involved" in the store and raised the prices too much for my taste.
What options are there for laminate/LVP in medium grade rentals? I know there was a product at Home Depot that was getting rave reviews but I can't remember the name of it now.
This is my criteria....
-must be WATER PROOF. I'm doing the entire property in the same flooring. That includes kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms.
-must come in a grayish to light gray/brown color
-must be reasonably priced. Hopefully under $3/SF
-must be easily sourced. I've looked online at foreign distributors but don't want the hassle.
I use the Smartcore flooing that you can get at Lowe's. It's about $2.80/sf and completely waterproof. If you're looking for floating floor. If you don't care about that I have done glue-down vinyl planks, and they tend to run about $1/sf and another $.25/sf for the glue, and $.50-.75 for luan plywood underlayment. Installation on them around here is about $1.50/sf. I recently did a house with it about 900 SF for $5/sf installed and that included quarter round and cutting in around kitchen cabinets, but the toilet & vanity were pulled.
I like floors2yourhome.com vinyl plank click lock or home depot allure traffic master glue-strip or allure ultra clicklock. It's usually under $3/sq ft it's waterproof and I think it holds up better than laminate.
Anyone have any experience with Pergo Oultast+ Applewood? 100% waterproof. From Home Depot. We're replacing damaged parquet flooring in kitchen and damaged carpet. (from a flood). This is for a rental.