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basement flooring

Looking for suggestions for what and from where.

I think we are looking at vinyl. We want something 100% waterproof. Wife says vinyl sheet is fine but I disagree and am thinking about luxury vinyl plank. I see Torlys mentioned a lot but pricey, any suggestions on brands and where to buy for reasonable $s or is Torlys the creme de la creme?
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I have luxury vinyl plank glued directly on concrete...it doesn't feel cold at all. We went with Armstrong Vivero (Gallery Oak Cinnamon), which wasn't cheap, but the big box stores have some pretty sad offerings wrt vinyl plank.
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Mars2012 wrote: I have luxury vinyl plank glued directly on concrete...it doesn't feel cold at all. We went with Armstrong Vivero (Gallery Oak Cinnamon), which wasn't cheap, but the big box stores have some pretty sad offerings wrt vinyl plank.
I thought it would be cold as well. With the built-on underlaying (most, but not all have), I think it helps a lot. Also, make sure you get a good thickness.
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Not sure about your location op baby we did a friend basement last week and got vinyl plank (aqua floor or aqua plus something). Got it from Q flooring in Mississauga, their supplier is Floors at work. Got it for $2.20/sq ft
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Tiles are definitely worth considering for Basement flooring.
Pros: Very easy maintenance, easily replaceable if any crack or something, Best suited for water leakage, etc.
Cons: Cold of course & cant think of any other Con.

Wooden flooring :
Pros: Not as cold as Tiles. Unsure about cost difference.
Cons: Very very difficult to maintain.
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If anybody has a referral, let me know.

I have an insurance claim on my basement and insurance is paying me next to nothing if I do the work myself. So I am going to pay for material and installation and submit to insurance.

Thanks guys.
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bringing this up from the dead, and thanks for the suggestions. put the floor on hold for a month or so because of a more urgent matter (water heater).

still undecided on brand but we've settled on luxury vinyl plank. basement is a walkout and sees a lot of traffic that can be messy, especially in the winter when I am bringing wood in for the stove.

i haven't peeled off the existing carpet yet to see what's underneath. is there anything a product like torlys can't go over?

@fizz1234 , we are about 1 hr north of mississauga and will check out your suggestion.

@CdnRealEstateGuy , as a RE agent when people see luxury vinyl plank is it considered a good thing, bad thing or whatever in terms of appeal? I know it's not hardwood but hardwood in our case wouldn't make any sense
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esoxhntr wrote: bringing this up from the dead, and thanks for the suggestions. put the floor on hold for a month or so because of a more urgent matter (water heater).

still undecided on brand but we've settled on luxury vinyl plank. basement is a walkout and sees a lot of traffic that can be messy, especially in the winter when I am bringing wood in for the stove.

i haven't peeled off the existing carpet yet to see what's underneath. is there anything a product like torlys can't go over?

@fizz1234 , we are about 1 hr north of mississauga and will check out your suggestion.

@CdnRealEstateGuy , as a RE agent when people see luxury vinyl plank is it considered a good thing, bad thing or whatever in terms of appeal? I know it's not hardwood but hardwood in our case wouldn't make any sense
Hardwood for main floors and vinyl planks for laundry, basement...
Kevin Somnauth, CFA
Principal Broker/Owner - First Toronto Mortgage - MA (Ontario #13176, BC #X301007)
Real Estate Salesperson - Century 21 Innovative

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