Newly vacant after 5 year tenant destroyed nice carpet. Disillusioned with LVP reading about how if you don't sweep everyday dust grinds away finish and wrecks the surface. Could go cheap carpet or a more commercial plank. Even had sheet vinyl suggested but not appealing what I've seen. Might want to animal proof with big backyard. Is there a favorite LVP? Used Core-Tec on an upstairs unit and it is cool but spendy. Latest ideas?
I have used core-tec at my house and it’s extremely durable.
We are putting in the life proof LVT most of our rentals.
I have also researched Builddirect.com and ordered a ton of samples from them, which I found to be seriously inferior to the life proof floor.
LVP will waaay outlast carpet. I use it in my units.
We've used Lifeproof's fresh oak in several of our units, but am finding issues with scratching. I'm also looking for other good LVP options
Interesting @Justin Russell so looked into this and was suggested Taas Navigator, a laminate water resistant to be the toughest. A 50 year warranty and 5 year light commercial. It looks the same. The old laminate isn't what it used to be. Anyone have experience with this? It is $2.25. It isn't going the the kitchen or bath.
Hi Jeff, I am curious: what have you decided upon? Taas Navigator or Lifeproof?
I am also looking for lasting LVP and I came up with Mohawk...
I have also read that TrafficMaster Allure Ultra Vinyl Plank Flooring is a good choice.
@Patricia Smith went with a full carpet job for this time around. Last tenant was so destructive that decided to plan on replacing carpet often. Hoping technology will continue to improve LVP.
I did the same with Core-Tec @Annchen Knodt making the mistake of skipping the 1/4 inch plywood. Really installers fault for not doing a better job prepping and mine was the expensive stuff. My regular worker injured so workmanship not what I am used to. Like the look although it is light and really shows dirt.
@Patricia Smith not so bad financially because strong people financially so deposits helped some and they were there 5 years rent on time and all. Problem is hard to charge for old broken doors and kept rent low which is a mistake. New model is keep nicer and higher rents.
@Jeff S. Glad to hear that! I have the same strategy. And I like bringing value to the neighborhood. Our houses are nice - inside and outside but still within budget. They cash flow very well, too.