Originally Posted by ol trunt
GB,while I'm a fan of roll goods, many (most) of the roll goods have a finish about as thick as Hummingbird skin and won't stand up to any sort of rough (skoolie) usage. Get a piece of your chepo flooring and test it out before you commit. Also, roll goods take a little more thought (and look better) than squares----but the learning curve isn't too bad. Jack
I completely agree Trunt.
Availability, durability and cost are the most important factors.
When I test a flooring sample, I don't play around. I take a house key and I do as much damage as I can. Both on the dent, gouge and scrape test.
Vary few flooring samples survive my testing.
I install ceramic, stone, or porcelain tile in 95% of the square footage we build. I hate almost all other flooring systems. Too fragile, not worth installing.
I will not install laminate flooring of any kind. My reputation as a contractor in the community is worth more than any money made installing junk.
We cant, or should not install tile in a bus for common sense reasons. There for the next best of the important factors point to the vinyl plank.
Vinyl plank also gets used in heavy commercial environments. Walmart, Superstore, Safe way, ect all use it in their stores. It lives through a life of gravel, sand, and salt getting stomped into it 16 hours a day, 7 days a week.