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Vinyl Plank Recommendations

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Vinyl Plank Recommendations

We're looking to put floating vinyl plank floors in our house. Totally overwhelmed by the number of brands available.

I've seen the Torlys line referred to a few times.

Anyone have brand recommendations? We're looking for a white oak colour and one that isn't too slippery (I've read this is a con with some brands)

Thanks!
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Interested in this too. The lifeproof stuff at HD seems to have good reviews but I don’t have comparison to others.
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We purchased coretec premium plus - Cyril oak. It’s going in next week but we found it to be quite similar to a contemporary white oak look (minimal knots, cathedrals, etc).
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I got samples from Torlys. You can get them from their web site, shipping is free (and there was a promotion for the samples themselves to be free as well but I believe this promo might be over) and you get a $50 rebate. The quality seems really great.

Personally I would go for SPC (stone) vinyl planks instead of WPC (wood) for extra durability, regardless of the brand. Simply make sure to read the specifications to get that information because it is not always explicit.

For Torlys, RigidWood is SPC while EverWood is WPC.
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Thanks for this! They have a promo for 5 free samples, but shipping is not free. I'll bite the bullet and pay.

Anyone else have brand recommendations?
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We recently installed Twelve Oaks SureWood line in a rental condo and the quality seems quite good. The specs are similar to Torly's in terms of thickness, locking system and cork underlay, hopefully the durability is good.
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vg19 wrote: Thanks for this! They have a promo for 5 free samples, but shipping is not free. I'll bite the bullet and pay.

Anyone else have brand recommendations?
We purchased our Torlys from Speers Flooring in Oakville. They were wonderful and pricing was competitive. Recommended!
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HIghly recommend you watch this. Jeff is from Ottawa so this is Cdn content.

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I am going to be ordering Torlys Rigidwood Flex Elite in Trafalgar (looks like grey white wood). Something solid, waterproof, antimicrobial, and built in underlayment.

I drove myself pretty batty reading brochures of a bunch of LVP brands and settled on Torlys, but I think Twleve Oaks is really good too (and is a Canadian company?).
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Just a brief update, I got samples from Torlys and Twelve Oaks (they are fast! Requested them online, they courier them and were recieved in two days!).

We liked the colour and feel of the Twelve Oaks one better and will be going with them!
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What “features” should I be looking in vinyl plank to mimic wood floors?

I don’t have a lot of experience living with hardwood floors. Some vinyl plank that I have seen feels slippery, some you can really feel the “grain”, some have a sheen. Which features are desirable and which come off as cheap?
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akashpatel wrote: What “features” should I be looking in vinyl plank to mimic wood floors?

I don’t have a lot of experience living with hardwood floors. Some vinyl plank that I have seen feels slippery, some you can really feel the “grain”, some have a sheen. Which features are desirable and which come off as cheap?
As I said, I would go with SPC instead of WPC since it is higher quality (Jeff from Home Renovision also recommends SPC instead of WPC). As for the "feeling", the best is to go to the store or get samples so that you can see if you like it or not (it is a matter of opinion).
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Meibatsu wrote: I am going to be ordering Torlys Rigidwood Flex Elite in Trafalgar (looks like grey white wood). Something solid, waterproof, antimicrobial, and built in underlayment.

I drove myself pretty batty reading brochures of a bunch of LVP brands and settled on Torlys, but I think Twleve Oaks is really good too (and is a Canadian company?).
I am also going with Trafalgar, it looks really great IMO.
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ultra wrote: how much is the Rigidwood Flex Elite?
I didn't buy it yet. I am still working on the walls, then it will be ceiling and then floor. I already ordered the sample so that the wall paint can match. But I also contacted 2 stores in my area to make sure that they carry it and they told me they do.
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ultra wrote: how much is the Rigidwood Flex Elite?
For my recent Rigidwood order, it was on average $6.24/SF.

I actually depleted all the stock of the colour I wanted from the flooring place at their sale price of 6.04/SF, so they had to order more at 6.44/SF, but that is with install included. Not sure what it would be without install. Maybe closer to $4/SF.
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vg19 wrote: Just a brief update, I got samples from Torlys and Twelve Oaks (they are fast! Requested them online, they courier them and were recieved in two days!).

We liked the colour and feel of the Twelve Oaks one better and will be going with them!
Which colour and line did you end up going with?

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