I do not have the money to replace it. It was installed by a professional contractor. is because they were adding pthalates into PVC to make production cheaper. Makes me feel much better! We have kids but I’ve never seen anything like this. Please do your own research before you put this in your home. I’ll be looking into whether that’s because prices have come down, or if that’s because installation is less. Glad I saw these reviews. Haha! This confirms my hesitation!!! We used Paradigm’s Longboard in the color Mavericks. I am so upset to read the bad reviews.. We are thinking about moving again, and I keep thinking that I don’t want to leave my floor. Ask a few flooring installers to get different opinions. Luxury Vinyl Plank is made from PVC (poly vinyl chloride) which contains plastisizers to increase flexibility,plastisizers cannot bond with PVC so they migrate from the PVC. Here’s a quote from it: “For concrete floors, the subfloor should be firm, flat, dry, and clean. I meant Pthalate free not PVC free. We are starting to research flooring options and were looking for a waterproof alternative for wood-look tile. I'm sure I'll have to replace it before long....the chips off the grout strip does not bode well for longevity. Concrete should have a minimum-6mil polyfilm moisture barrier between the concrete and ground. I was on the fence with this and read a review where someone had a bunch of bowed plants from the getgo and manufacturer was ignoring them when they tried to resolve. ), so in theory tile sounded great, but I don’t want my poor husband walking around on hard, cold tile and having knee/back issues. I allow pets. After reading the Nucor reviews I am prob going back to Coretec. Please help…. Thanks so much for your review Jessica! Does the vinyl flooring look like plastic? per 1000 cft in 24 hours. There are also some selling it online. The Nucore is quite cheap ($1.79/sf - $2.29/sf from some on-line sources) for a vinyl plank with cork backing. DuraLux Performance luxury vinyl plank flooring was born in 2017. The installation appears to have been done very well and the installer has never had this problem in the past. Has anyone used vinyl peel and stick on a cork floor? My installer’s fault for not checking each plank as they installed them. Easy to clean. BS. At this point I am waiting for manufacturer to examine the product and determine what the problem is. Check your inbox or spam folder now to confirm your subscription. A full bath might need the tiles to remain...but that is a personal choice. That’s a little concerning to me, so make sure to do your research. I’m now considering an underlayment after reading your article, and am wondering if I can find out what underlayment you used, and if you feel it really cuts down on the noise and makes it softer under foot. Read my posts on how to choose the best vinyl plank flooring and my Provenza vinyl flooring review. I do not like wood look procelain tiles as it looks like wood but is cold like tile... there is a discrepancy between look and haptic.... Avoid Nucore if you can. I wouldn't worry about kitchens with this type of flooring. Paradigm products are othro-phthalate free and made with 100% virgin vinyl. Unfortunately, the wood planks were split coming out of the box as the humidity is low. Do you feel like it was a superior product/why and what was the difference in cost? I’ve been tossing around flooring in my head since buying the place I’m in. 😀, Do you know if Paradigm vinyl flooring is PVC free and Phthalate free? I’ll definitely be looking into LVP. Thanks for your post. I have asthma, have to be careful. I only really notice it when I tap or drag my fingernails across it. Maybe you could call one and see if they have contact info for the manufacturer? Thanks, Hi, Am thinking about installing luxury vinyl planks in basement. My kids are out of school for Christmas break, so I haven’t had much time to be on here. If you did do you feel the difference where the grout line is? Let the younger guys stay bent over all day! I ran into the same problem… no good reviews! It will be on my main floor, living room, kitchen and washrooms. I have been looking around and trying to find colors that I like. I almost went with Mavericks but instead went with Pipeline. This makes it ideal for kitchens AND it is allowed over cork. Hi Jessica, It’s the longboard style in the color Mavericks. Do yourself a favour and remove the tile. I've seen this done in the past. Thanks in advance ! The people that did the installation were all commenting on what a great product I had chosen, and they were excited to install it. Total square footage is about 750. It definitely has a more plastic-y feel and sound than laminate and hardwood. It’s not up yet, but I can send you a pic of my kitchen. Just installed it and LOVE it. Any experiences with any of these three flooring products would be greatly appreciated. Especially if any drying out was possible. That would be nice to find something like that. The cork would be treated like a hardwood you don't like but can't afford to change out. A rigid core floor, 100% waterproof, an incredible performance and trend setting designs. Or, since the vinyl is floating, if the dog urinates on the wall, will it seep down and around into the subfloor? I’m not sure about stairs. Now that you’ve had it a while and been through some temperature cycles, have you noticed any gaps in the floor? A lot of money wasted and I hate it. I was hoping to see some whole room pictures of the Paradigm long board Maverick coloring. Haha! Sometimes sticky stuff in the kitchen can be a problem, but that comes out with the mop for the most part. Thanks! We do have 3 toddlers but they're not running around with anything sharp enough to cut. If I were you, I would find a few local flooring contractors to ask their opinions. Not sure, but I think the main concern there would be if you had direct light coming in. I am 71 years old and have seen my fair share of vinyl. Definitely a design flaw. My supplier wasn’t sure but is supposed to find out for me…. If you’re in the market for new flooring, you’ve discovered that the question is a bit more complicated than laminate or hardwood these days. I purchased the grouted Nucore vinyl plank and the grout strip broke off so many of the planks...and I had it professionally installed. The difference is especially apparent when you are looking at it from an angle like I showed in the one photo. We resolved the leak by repiping the house, but the moisture testing company is now recommending we shot blast and seal all the concrete. Much humidity here too. It's advertised as scratch resistant. So far, so good. Get a few flooring contractors out there to give their opinions. I’m going on sixty three, so major projects are too much for me anymore. I have a sample of their flooring I am interested in and have a small child in the home. I would look at a floating, water proof laminate like Aquaguard that is rated for wet areas such as kitchens and entranceways. Vinyl and cork have a chemical reaction that causes cork to STAIN (think dark nicotine orange stains all over the cork). thank you for this review! I can only talk about what I have experience with. Runs 30% in the great room and 28% in the bedrooms. Hahaha! There’s maybe one company who has products that are PVC free and they are actually having issues with stability. Thanks for your help!! We just had some installed in a house we moved into. Interest to know if anyone has had this problem with vinyl plank flooring. I am replacing flooring in my home and I have honey oak cabinets like yours…how does it look with the honey oak? I am too deciding on what type of flooring to put in my house. The latest flooring features scratch-resistant technology that can delay wear and tear. Everyday I am more and more disappointed. You get what you pay for. If you had to do it again, would you buy it again? You are so welcome! Thanks for these reviews! Our contractor suggested LVP as a good and less expensive option. I am in the home stretch of installing Coretec LVP. Just some issues with the design on the top. Thanks for your great review. Sorry but your tile is not a floor that can be covered up...nor should it be sunk in cement. Im having a house built now and having the LVP put in the entire house but the bedrooms and stairs. Has anyone used the vinyl window panels? We didn’t end up sealing ours because the moisture levels were low enough that we could still do vinyl. I was looking to find an answer about the laundry room and I think I have. The huge piano was the thing that worried me the most, but we used boards to protect the floor as we moved it in. To me that's just normal wear and tear. Thank you for taking the time to let everyone know your experience with vinyl plank. Also, for those looking for the Paradigm product, I live in Northern California and Conklin Brothers sells it. Most people don’t notice anything is different unless they are sitting on the floor or touch it with their hands. When we brought up our tile we had actual water. Not having to worry about scratches and spilled drinks makes it all worth it! As stated above. I have mopped mine maybe a total of five times since we got it a year ago. He used a nice, foil-backed one. It looks a lot better than the old stuff. What experience have you had with the value of your home after you installed these floors? Definitely going to go in a different direction now with flooring options. it really helped me, a regular gal, to hear a review and see pictures from another regular gal!! So happy you made this review!! The one that I got is better quality than a lot of them that I looked at, so it’s not as bad as some. NuCore Flooring Review + 2 Year Update on Vinyl Floors in … Please email me your moisture remedy. I too have moisture issues in our home and sorta freaking out. So glad I could help! I have looked all over for reviews or even pictures of the Paradigm Longboard installed, but had no luck until I saw yours. Another huge “thank you”! I thought that too and then along came grandchildren:-) We are shopping for the vinyl planks now because we have grandchildren! Can't believe Floor and Decore even stands by this junk. I am having mine installed soon over concrete slab. Consumer Reports' top-rated options in solid wood, engineered wood, laminate, porcelain tile, and vinyl NuCore is a super cheap, bargain brand. The white she used was Swiss Coffee from Kelly Moore, and I love that in her house too. So glad you found it helpful. Maybe I can have nice wood floor when I’m 60. Your email address will not be published. Thanks for all the input and it was much help. And they never respond to emails from their site. Floor And Decor was first mentioned on PissedConsumer on Aug 04, 2016 and since then this brand received 131 They tell you you should have coasters under furniture, um no. Pay the extra money for a solid floor. My fault for letting my son ride his toy car around the house. We are still loving our floor! The Nucore is quite cheap ($1.79/sf - $2.29/sf from some on-line sources) for a vinyl plank with cork backing. The rest I got from the retailers. Run away. Take home samples, step on them, get them dirty, and try to scratch them before deciding. The cracked tiles alone make floating a floor over top an issue. I would probably try to find something to put under the parrot cage wheels. no dents or scratching...and we have 8 dogs. The floor we had previously, that discolored, was bamboo. Other than tile, it will probably be your best bet. I put down a 2 pallets of Authentic Plank Finnish Pine about 1700 sqft. The only place I don’t have it is the bathrooms so I can use chemicals in there without worrying. Please send me an email. Our website www.diyezebreeze.com also has lots of helpful information, pictures, and videos. I bought the one with a bit of ridges so scratches don't show. Wow!! I’ve looked for unbiased reviews on it, but everything seems to be about their bamboo floors or decking materials. I can only speak for the floor that we got, but we haven’t had a problem with dents or scratches. I’m a landlord. Also read that vinyl pack flooring in general is likely to release at least some amount of VOCs. It feels the same anywhere that I walk. This is NOT a product I would recommend no matter what they tell you. Both are 100% waterproof. Oh well, gotta keep up with the trends…and the Jones–no matter the cost and quality. I’ve had absolutely no damage. You wrote ” It may not look and feel as realistic as laminate, but when it comes down to it, no one is going to be looking at your floor that closely.”. Anyway, thanks for your thoughtful writing about this! Did you seal the floor first? It would be awesome if I could avoid spending thousands on the sealing. Where did you find the specs on the LVP moisture tolerance? We’re looking to replace our entire downstairs, stairs, and upstairs hallway bathrooms and laundry room. That does help! The overall look is beautiful, and the contractors were even commenting on what a wonderful, high-quality product I had chosen. We were kind of wondering if it appears darker when viewing the room as a whole. So… just expect scratches and dents. Worst flooring ever. Some of the vinyl we tried looked and felt really fake. A drop of wine soaked straight into it and is permanently stained. Laurie. Touch them, walk on them, and even scratch test them if it’s a sample you can keep. I haven’t researched all of the LVP options out there, but I also looked at what seemed to be nice quality ones from COREtec at RC Willy. Anything that moves across the floor scratches it to shreds. I would also be interested in learning about your moisture problem as we just purchased a home where we may have similar issues. Make sure to read the installation instructions of your particular flooring to see if it is recommended and how thick of one you should choose. It’s “Tombstone Gray” from Kelly Moore. Very helpful information and advice. I wouldn't worry about kitchens with this type of flooring. I’m also looking at Stainmaster Pet Protect and some of the CORETec products.Cali Bamboo has the lighter colors I am looking for since our house tends to be dark. Floor looks beautiful but after a few weeks I started developing squeaks at the seams. Did you find this out from your flooring retailer? We’re concerned about the floor planks separating over time. My builder is strongly encouraging not to use wood in the kitchen, but I don't want tile. In my professional opinion a warranty is only as good as the flooring stores willingness to … There are many brand names for Luxury Tile- What did you use? Adding screen porch. In the end, I’m so glad we went with this flooring, and I hope this Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring review was helpful. Make sure to also read my post about Things you’ll need to care for your Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring and read my Vinyl Plank Floor Review – Two Years Later to see how it’s holding up. Thanks Forrest. I’ve heard from some people that they have problems with scratches on some of the vinyl plank. My cabinets are a little lighter than the traditional honey oak. They are only in the top layer, and I was able to rub them out with my fingernail. Any problems? Luckily we only had a problem with a couple of planks, and those were minor. This reduces the chances that a chemical reaction would occur. Your experience and informations shared here helped me to decide as I am really in dilemma to what flooring is the best and less maintenance. I curious to know what is in ours now and if anything can be done after we already purchased and installed it. This includes both old and new concrete floors. Ripping out the tile is faster. Looks great! NuCore is an engineered floor, that looks like hardwood, but is actually a tough top layer of luxury vinyl adhered to a stable, rigid, and waterproof core. That usually entails replacing all the carpet. Your email address will not be published. It seems the most widely reported negative experiences is that NuCore does get scratched – consumers need to remember that a claim to be scratch resistant does not mean that a product is completely scratch proof. I saw a few at Floor and Decor and went back to look today They are Nucore and are 22 mil. I’m also missing the bevel that we have in our existing wood (that is trashed because of the afore mentioned dogs and kids). I know appraisers value homes with laminate/hardwood higher, but I’m not sure how they will value this. Thanks for your help! The peel and stick products will damage the finish on the cork even further. It may not look and feel as realistic as laminate, but when it comes down to it, no one is going to be looking at your floor that closely. Thanks! Contacted Nucore and was told it was an installation error. I can take them now or wait. That’s slightly concerning! If you invest in a better quality, rigid core floor that is at least 12mm thick, you can float it over tile when you use an underlayment. They don’t have the installation instructions on their site anymore, for some reason. This article examines the LVP from NuCore, a Floor & Decor company that has exclusive flooring, including LVP. Which is the GOAL. It was very thick and super uneven. Your home looks great have to see if there is a contractor that can install that brand here. I did notice the bad reviews are from a few years ago, so hopeful that what is currently out there ( at least the 22 mil) is better. EzeBreeze windows are a wonderful product and will definitely keep out the pollen, dust, and rain. Thank you so much for your detailed review. Once the person has a STRONG look at the tile (they get out their level and do the PROPER inspection) they realize the tile is NOT flat enough. The one I bought is 22Mil thick. The paint is Tombstone Gray from Kelly Moore. Cork flooring reviews – pros and cons, manufacturers, best products and more Acacia Wood Flooring Reviews, Brands and Pros vs Cons 16 Best Shark Vacuum – A Complete Guide and Comparison 2020 Hardwood flooring reviews – Brands and costs Bamboo flooring reviews – advantages and disadvantages. I chose it because of the high ratings it received for durability but one thing I didn’t think about was the “dent” factor. We are out of our home right now because flooding from a token pipe ruined flooring in several rooms. We are struggling to decide on a color. So, after living with it, do you feel like it feels and sounds plastic-y?? Thank you for your review. Would you mine telling me the specific product you used? Please do your own research and come to your own conclusions. I suggest getting a sample of the one you like and try scratching it with a screwdriver or key. The feature-rich TRAACS gives your travel business an edge over your competitors with its streamlined processes, accurate accounting, and interactive modules. I’d eventually like to get them painted white, but we’ll see if that ever happens. Very much appreciated. I have 1 correction. We don’t have any pets, and we have a concrete slab foundation, so it wasn’t something I was worried about. Putting a chair on the floor causes dents. Thanks. At an open house, I saw a kitchen floor with new vinyl that was hard to tell wasn't tile. Just be careful to inspect each piece as we did find just a couple with defects in them after they were already installed. That’s something you will have to ask a flooring expert about as I don’t have experience with different humidity levels. Please read and ask for the MSDS on these products from retailers.They are very toxic and you should avoid them. Laminate flooring tries hard to look like wood and you mentioned that vinyl flooring doesn’t look like laminate. Thanks! Hope that helps a little. Hand embroidery designs, craft ideas, and more! Thanks so much for your review. So glad you found the review helpful! I did have laminate installed in my last house, and a couple of years later, water stains and leaks showed in too obvious of places. I am going to document the install and performance of my new nucore flooring from floor and decor. DuraLux Vinyl Plank Review - Waterproof & Reliable Flooring What has been your experience with that? I haven’t had to get down on my hands and knees to pick stuff out of the cracks or anything. Apparently, it’s become a very popular option in flooring. Exclusive to Floor & Decor, 6.5mm NuCore Performance Dolce Oak Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Plank - Cork Back looks and feels just like real wood, with the added benefit of being waterproof and highly durable. I find this curious. Who are you supposed to call if you have a problem? That being said, I am doing my research if Vinyl Planks really is a good flooring. heavy rains, we’ve had little pooling on basement floor. Haha! It’s the most durable rigid core luxury vinyl in the market! Thank you for sharing your research on LVP. It installs easily and looks very nice. In-depth review covering this flooring's advantages & disadvantages, as well as what customers have to say. No problems yet! There was no way we could have left it. But, I'm concerned about putting laminate in the kitchen because of spills, etc. We are over there all the time with the kids, and she has a pool! Knotty and Nice: Highly Textured Wood Has a Modern Revival, Houzz TV: This Dream Midcentury Home in a Forest Even Has Its Own Train, Recommendations on kitchen backsplash w/ Tajal mahal quartzite counter. Nucor Commercial Flooring. Hello, I wrote a comment a few weeks back, but I don’t see it posted here. Thank you for all this good info! We put it to the test. I installed it as a flooring floor as when have had some earth quakes and cracks developed in the tile which were stuck right to the concrete, I know they now have a membrane that can go under tiles which makes it a floating floor. It’s cloudy and rainy for the next couple days. Thank you for sharing all this information. I’m telling my mom the same thing. If you go to Paradigm’s website, you should be able to find a list of retailers. Glad I could help! We’ve just entered the confusing world of floor coverings and I am looking at LVP very seriously, a similar style to yours, but one here in Australia. I have a similar moisture problem in my concrete foundation due to a slab leak. I have searched the web for the Paradigm site with a link to locate a local retailer but haven’t been able to find it. Very disappointed and wish i had gone with laminate. We haven’t been able to find photos of any of the paradigm products in actual rooms ( except for yours?). Your thoughts about water pooling issues could help. It’s kind of a newer trend. If you are shopping for new flooring, luxury vinyl plank (LVP) is one of the hottest trends going right now. Our sample looks much lighter than your whole room pictures. So you are good to go. What I have found on the LVP seems to be from sites sponsored by Cali Bamboo. It clicks together with a tongue and groove just like laminate, so I think the joints would perform the same. I am even having it installed in my bathrooms. NuCore Flooring In My Studioffice | Vinyl plank flooring, Plank … I have it in every inch of my house and it was a huge and costly mistake. Too many problems long term. Rigid core luxury vinyl plank boys sports bedroom decor art nucore performance dolce oak rigid core ralston rigid core luxury vinyl plank rigid core luxury vinyl plank nucore mixed mocha hand sed plank. My contractor just said that it would. It had like a shiny, foil backing. I had this CRAPPY NUCORE product installed in my home and immediately after it was installed I had issues with it. Do you have a website with a retailer link or a customer service contact number? The main issue I have is that it seems “clacky”when the dogs walk on it. Hi, sorry. I don’t know if that can happen, but I’m not going to chance it. ... Cork Backed Vinyl Plank Flooring Reviews … Once it is gone you never have to deal with it again. We moved to Tucson AZ after over thirty years loving and living in Hawaii. A lot of people turn their noses up at sheet vinyl, but some of them haven't seen the newer styles or luxury vinyl. If you end up getting LVP or other hard flooring installed, check out my other post about Things you’ll need for your Luxury Vinyl Plank. Thanks for that information. Ok John, here’s the answer I got. Also, the edges where the boards meet don’t look as realistic, which you can also see in one of the photos. 🙂. So sad. I'm doing a kitchen remodel and because many of the tiles have cracked (house shifted a little), and because I walked down walls, leaving bare spots, I want to get new flooring. I purchased nucore flagstone vinyl planking only because it had the color I wanted BUT wish I went with lifeproof instead even if it was a color I liked less. I even ordered samples of both because they were so hard to pick between the two. Bonus. I've attached photos, HORRIBLE I tell you. DANG IT **raised fist**. I mean, I mop it and within a couple hours it’s a mess again. Hi there! That means sinking the tile in CEMENT or ripping it out...either option costs ROUGHLY the same price. Instead of possibly paying more for LVP that stands up to moisture I’m willing to bet that an underlayment of thick plastic on a ground floor of concrete will get rid of any moisture problems. In our search for new flooring, we automatically ex-nayed hardwood due to costs and were left looking at laminate, wood-look tile, and Luxury Vinyl Tile aka Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP). Thumbs Up Product Review Vi Plank Luxury Vinyl CorkNucore Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring That Has A CorkKingsbarn Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl […] Sorry I can’t be more help. I’m lad you found the review helpful. We are thinking about selling our house in a few years to down size after all the boys go off the college. Occasion during Has anyone had Cali Bamboo LVP flooring? Thanks for the great and informative review! Just email me at cutesycrafts at hotmail. The brand we used is called Paradigm. Cracked = unsound; Voids = unsound; Cracked = lifting = not well adhered. As far as noise and cushion, I never had the floor without the underlayment, so I don’t really know if it made it better or not. Neither the designer nor the contractor has heard of this brand so it scares me to purchase this flooring for the entire house. But, you can’t do that in an old building over wood floors. We are on the process of building our own house and the builder said the floor will be laminate. Just make sure to paint it in different lighted areas to see if you like it. No, nothing so far. The maximum level of relative humidity per ASTM 2170 test method is Good luck! Yes, my installer recommended an underlayment for sound reduction and extra moisture resistance. Our seams in high traffic areas are getting wider gaps. Hopefully you get some answers. Hello, I was wondering if anyone has used hardwood to transition to vinyl sheet or plank (hardwood look). ITS GARBAGE and cheap for a reason you get what you pay for! The twin bed left dents all over and nobody even slept in it. They are very easy to operate. I asked them if I can change it to Vinyl Planks instead. I recommend getting samples of several brands. The Heart wants what the heart wants but I’m going to have to let my husband win this one I think. They usually think that it is wood-look tile, which is really popular right now anyway, but this is much cheaper to install. Required fields are marked *. Can’t wait to tear it up and replace it. Never ever have I seen any like this product. Before we found out about our moisture problem, I was looking at Pergo Outlast and Aquagaurd. Ripoff Report on: NuCore Flooring - Nucore flooring floor and decor defective vinyl plank company will not honor warrantee jacksonville florida Off topic, can you tell me your paint color in your foyer? Since there isn’t a lot of information out there yet, I thought I would give you my unbiased Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring review to help make your decision easier. Did not think I was going to do such a major Reno. I would definitely get your moisture levels tested before putting anything else down. 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Empire Flooring offers honest carpet and flooring reviews, from unbiased experienced flooring specialists you can trust. I love that I don’t have to worry about the kids spilling things or dragging their toys across the floor. Thank you 🙂. I'm sorry but a shitty soft material has nothing to do with installation. Not sure what brand name it was, but know it wasn't Mannington. Who Says a Dining Room Has to Be a Dining Room? DuraLux Vinyl Plank Reviews and Prices 2020 - Flooring Clarity I bought a 2400 square foot home and spent a lot of money replacing all of the flooring with cortec plus hd vinyl plank flooring. Is it fire resistant? I will be replacing flooring in a 1700 sf rental and was going to install Pergo or a similar laminate. Anyway It looks better than when it went down. ANYTHING that slides across it, from a small plant stand to a dog, makes huge scratches in it. 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Thank you for your input. A full bath might need the tiles to remain...but that is a personal choice. The Aquaguard is a floor that is PLASTIC based...not vinyl based. NovoCore® Premium is THE next revolution in waterproof flooring. Within 15 minutes, our furniture made major dents in it. can do what they want. Floor & Decor do not currently offer customers the option to review their products; however there are consumer reports on their social media pages, many of which point to very mixed experiences with NuCore. The bevel on the color we are looking at (Lyra) is a fairly light color. Many thanks to you, Jessica, for sharing all this info. Quick question. We had a lot of smells going on at the time of installation since we got new carpet as well, so I can’t tell you if the vinyl was bad. I would definitely like to know anything you found out about moisture in your slab. Has anyone put down Southwind’s Authentic Plank LVP? I love not having transitions. EzeBreeze windows are lightweight but extremely durable - in fact they originated out of Florida to help homeowners that lived on golf courses (windows won't shatter). I am a rebel and had real tile ripped out in two baths and replaced it with sheet vinyl instead. NuCore Performance Dolce Oak Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Plank - Cork Back. Sinking the tile in cement may be $0.10 - $0.50/sf cheaper...but takes a lot longer and a lot more effort. The flooring we used was Paradigm Longboard in the color Mavericks. My sister has dark, hardwood floors and complains that they show every speck of dust and footprint. Cork backing rarely indicates "water proof" (as in can be flooded and will be fine). So disappointed that a big company like floor and decor. They are both very nice. Oh no, that’s horrible! If I were you, I’d go talk to some local flooring retailers and see what they say. I think it helps that ours is a somewhat light color and looks rustic. Thanks! It still requires some prep to get it to sit nicely over tile. Here’s a nice “before” picture for you. Parkay Vinyl Flooring Reviews Parkay Laminate Flooring Reviews Best Flooring Brands to Work With Reviews Catch up with us and find out interesting information about the flooring brands we work with: Kronenhahn, Kronoswiss, Nuvelle, Parkay Floors, Moonwalk Underlayment. After doing lots of research, we finally settled with Luxury Vinyl Plank. Hmmm… That’s a good question, and one that I don’t know the answer to. Installation was fine. They look okay with the floor. There was a “manufacturing error“ in ours that caused it to stain on its own after a few weeks and nucore refunded our money. Consumer review of NuCore Vinyl Plank flooring. The one I selected looks like tile, not one of the wood looks. Pros vs cons, maintenance tips, and installation costs. When I google it, some retailers in my area pop up. I am a home owner and am working on an interior remodel with a quality contractor. The floors are being removed and they have recommended Paradigm Water Proof Flooring. TRAACS is a complete and comprehensive Travel Agencies accounting solution from Nucore, created exclusively for the travel agents . I’m trying to “bullet-proof” my apartments. Will LVF do well in low humidity climates? Learn how your comment data is processed. Glad I could help! I’m so impressed that you rebuilt a car! It also always looks and feels dirty all of the time. We were looking at tile as well, but couldn’t swing the installation costs. Thank you! I can take some cell phone photos and send them to you. The tile must be FLAT and EVEN. You don't owe it any loyalty. I’ve read so many bad reviews but the flooring stores I’ve talked to said they don’t understand because they install tons of it with happy customers. We are building a rental unit, and the waterproof factor is a big one for us. I bought NuCore “Cheyenne” vinyl flooring and it is awful....do not purchase. Even though the flooring is water proof they still have moisture limits, and I think it can still grow mold underneath. Did you have any underlayment added? We have two old dogs who have regular accidents and I myself use a wheelchair (wet wheels in rain or snow are not friends to wood! We are in the middle of putting on an addition and we have a big concrete slab, that I would like to cover with LVP. It’s been a year and a half. Sorry I’m not any help. When researching vinyl plank, I always read the installation and care instructions. Haha! • Can be installed on, above, and below grade-level (perfect for basements!) In a kitchen it will do just fine. Hmmmm… They used to have the information available on their site. In one email they told me this in regards why some PVC is harmful… I’m also being careful to not get rugs with a rubber anti-slip back. I think they are closer to a yellow-y pine. This is just my experience with the flooring. You need to see how bad of a problem you have before taking any action and what’s causing it. Things you’ll need to care for your Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring, Vinyl Plank Floor Review – Two Years Later, how to choose the best vinyl plank flooring. Otherwise, your flooring dealer might be able to find out for you. What a difference some paint and new flooring can make! I would assume SOMETHING has to be done to get this to work....It is a luxury vinyl plank with cork backing. The sun should be out by Wednesday. That said the installer "covered" a few holes and it did bounce over them but never cracked. It is supposed to be very comparable to Coretec’s HD Plus, but there aren’t many reviews. Living in California my whole life, most houses don’t have basements, so I know nothing about them. Then about 6 months later the “grout lines started breaking off. It’s always used in installation on a concrete slab, but the laminate manufacturers still require that your moisture levels be below a certain point for warranty. You stated the Paradigm Mavericks LVP you used can handle up to 9lbs/1000SF, which is perfect for me since the highest reading on the test was about 8.6lbs, and that testing was completed when the leak was still fresh. and over most existing hard-surface flooring, including slightly irregular subfloors with the easy floating/ locking installation • Performs under extreme temperatures (-25°F to 155°F), so you can even install NuCore Performance in … A couple people have commented about experiences they’ve had that aren’t the best. Are yours a darker color and/or more solid pattern? I have two large size dogs. I had to do some part of this basement … I’m trying to find out if this is just the way it is and if other peoples floors always look dirty or if I can get the warranty to replace it. I think it also helps that mine is very rustic looking, so you can’t see much on it. We are looking into Paradigm flooring and I stumbled upon your post. I don’t know what brand of underlayment was used as our contractor just brought it in. I found some rug pads that said they wouldn’t turn floor yellow. At around $2.30 per square foot , this flooring is not only a very affordable option, but a smart investment for certain rooms—but not all rooms. There is PVC in Paradigm products. Oh no, that’s horrible to hear! I would have rather saved my money, but this was definitely a better choice of flooring for us. So hard to find photos and reviews. Yours looks lovely. I had to have my floors ripped out had to buy all new floors and have it reinstalled!!! Was td about NuCore.... but I was skeptical. Haha! We set it on the cups, and haven’t had a problem. Not sure if that is what everyone else bought, but it is THICK. Our high moisture was due to poor drainage in the yard, which we fixed. Maybe you could ask a realtor or appraiser? I actually returned to the store to grab a Maverick sample after seeing your blog. I put this in over a year ago and did not see the reviews. Would like to know how you solved your moisture problem. Thank you for sharing your experience with LVP. So, I currently have 12x12 ceramic tiles laid in the main areas of my house - everywhere except the bedrooms. I was worried about that too. I was wondering, do you have any additional thoughts after living with the LVT product for a year?And, would you choose it again (Or do you wish you would have picked a different product in hindsight)? We are getting ready to go through a major renovation. I keep trying to talk my husband into getting a useful hobby like that. LOL. Also hard to imagine that the vinyl will be anywhere near as durable as the slate. From what I was told, underlayment also can only handle a certain amount of moisture. I like it and it's easy to clean. Bring them home, test them out, and really get a feel for which one you like. Any thoughts??? I’m curious why you went with commercial (10 yr warranty) vs residential (lifetime warranty)? Hopefully reading your comment will help others make an informed decision. Grout lines must be FILLED and even with the tiles. We bought a box of the flooring we liked best so we could lay it out and see/feel it in the room. Jessica, You can pull the cheap laminate and underneath you have a preserved cork floor. Still not great. Flooring contractors did not have nice things to say about it, but it was also from 16 years ago. Most people figure out it isn't worth the risk going straight over tile without SOMETHING being done. I also put caster cups under my piano wheels to distribute the weight. I would be interested in knowing if anyone has found a nonbiased resource that ranks these products across various categories. If you are curious to see how my floor is holding up, take a look at my updated Vinyl Plank Floor Review – Two Years Later. Should also note that when I went back to try to warranty it, it took forever to get responses and eventually we were told that scratches and dents were not part of the warranty. I’m typing up a follow up post to let everyone know what our moisture problems were. I think we have narrowed it down to wood like tile from Dalltile or LVT. I love it! Thank you for this, it was super helpful! Aloha, BTW do you know if it can be installed on stairs? The issue with PVC and you can research why China got in trouble with the toys, etc…. Original review: Oct. 4, 2020. This did not make it a week before there was serous damage in almost every room. Good luck with your search for new flooring! I have it on our entire first floor (minus the bathroom), and I love it. I really love our floor! We saw the positive reviews and were horribly sorry for our choice. If the homeowner INSISTS then we point out the WAIVER that they have to sign. I’ve been looking everywhere for personal reviews of LVP. I wonder if mine doesn’t show as much because of the pattern on it or if it’s the brand? I mop almost daily. Did you install it over your existing tile? The one corner of the house that had the highest level of moisture was right where the water was pooled next to the foundation. Vinyl Plank Floor Review – Two Years Later. Hope it works of for five or six years then the new owners. If so, how do you like it? Don’t count on having the wood floors at 60! I’ve contacted Home Depot with no results. Sorry. Get some samples and scratch them up a bit to see what happens. Multiple times a week, I get questions about the NuCore flooring we put down throughout the living room, dining room and kitchen in our house. I recently installed Paradigm longboard in my new house over the concrete slab. The program was developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) along with Scientific Certification Systems (SYS) to test and certify flooring products for compliance with indoor air quality emission requirements adopted by the state of California to ensure that it safe for you and your family and even pets. Love the look of LVT. Yes, I’m still really happy with the flooring. We’ve only been here a year, so I don’t know how it will affect our value. Sorry. I put felt pads under all of my chairs and stools (get ones that nail in, not sticky ones). Is NuCore's luxury vinyl line the right flooring brand & style for your home or business? It is placed over another LVT product, so it is flat. It’s now drie out but some days moisture is in spots and appears wet. I think COREtec also makes some nice ones, but I haven’t really researched them at all. NuCore Vinyl Plank Flooring Review: Pros & Cons | Empire Flooring I’d love to see your review if you write one. We’re painting too LOL. It looked awful within a week. I still love it and would definitely choose it again. I a, really struggling to pick a LVP because I just love bamboo so much. Sorry it fails the basic criteria for "sound and well adhered". Will most flooring retailers have an MSDS on file, or will I need to contact the manufacturer? We are thinking about porcelain tile that looks like wood. When it rains hard my yard can be a lake. I thought I had done a lot of research on it and it seems pretty good from what I have heard and read so I went with it. 90%.”. I know their website has a “technical” section, so maybe the materials would be listed there? All of Paradigm flooring is Pthalate free and is FloorScore certified for indoor quality.”. You can't float thin vinyl planks over anything that is not perfectly flat. We have 6 dogs and 3 kids and their friends in the house all the time. That’s horrible! Unbiased Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring Review - Cutesy Crafts 🙁 Thank you for sharing your experience though. The plastisizers contain Phalates which are endocrine disrupters in the human body. I just don't want to undertake the expense of removing all that tile. Back to my original point, this was very helpful and informative, again, thanks! We're now looking to return them and go with something of higher quality. I live in Texas and homes on concrete slabs. You get 75% ventilation when you want it but can easily close off the room during pollen season or a storm. It is well rated for a powder room. We laid out about 25% of what we bought and found that locking mechanism between the planks are weak, especially on the short thin side (the ends). FloorScore is a voluntary testing program that certifies that hard surface floors are in compliance with stringent indoor air quality emissions. Might be worth asking a different flooring contractor their opinion. This is the worst possible flooring. Have you noticed any fading under Windows? An extra $600 - $750 dollars to remove/dispose of the tile is well worth the problems this tile has put you through. Glad it was useful. How about scratches–any issue with that? Even if this tile was PERFECTLY FLAT (it is not) and perfectly plumb (it is not) the cracked tiles and "voids" where the walls used to be indicate that it needs to be removed. 90% of these products are also made in China. From what I am reading, it says there are some that aren’t made that way. Thanks. Pict, Has anyone installed luxury sheet vinyl (not planks). So if you're not worried about trends, do consider it as it's easier on the wallet, feet, and joints, and handles moisture better than some other choices. I use a vacuum to sweep my floors, so it hasn’t been an issue so far. I’m interested in knowing how you fixed the water problem on the foundation. I appreciate it although it's not what I wanted to hear. Thank you. It is well rated for a powder room. Parkay Vinyl Flooring Reviews Parkay Laminate Flooring Reviews. It seems as if there is a thin wax coating on it. According to the manufacturer, you should be okay with this flooring anyway though. Thumbs Up Product Review Vi Plank Luxury Vinyl Cork. We like the wok look but are concerned about he floaty boggy feel we walk over some areas. Nice to hear a different perspective. In other words, a $0.79/sf laminate (which will offer 3-4 years of service in a splash zone) could be the solution. Apparently not. We hav terrazzo throughout the house and a lot of bouncing noise because of it. I checked all the technical specs on Paradigm’s website but didn’t find anything. It was installed per spec. What color is yours? I know it has a pad attached, which should suffice. I don’t know if it is fire resistant, but you might be able to contact the manufacturer to find out. What is your experience so far with those bevels? Hi There, I can say, I’m still really impressed with my flooring though. Hard to imagine tearing all that out. You’re welcome! Oh that’s awful! I don't like seeing vinyl planks laid straight over tile. My friend had it in her house, and I loved it. It is damaged and has voids where tiles are missing. Sadly laminate isn't engineered for kitchens...but if you only need 3-7 years out of the floor, then this will do just fine. The floor itself must be as flat as possible (that might mean that any unevenness must be SANDED DOWN). I also cannot afford to replace it. You have a damaged tile floor that is BEGGING to be removed. We decided not to redo our white. Also flooring is a dynamic part of any room and people look closely at flooring as it is part of decor. NuCore Flooring Review: How It's Holding Up One Year Later | … We take our shoes off 99% of the time when we come inside and have felt pads on all furniture yet when I sweep, I always find random scratches. 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