Are You Overpaying?

Quick price guide to LVP prices as of May 26, 2022.

If you haven’t downloaded our Free Buyer’s Guide, I encourage you to do so as it will help you wherever you’re looking to buy LVP. This post is something of a current update to the pricing provided there. These prices are subject to change with the market, so please double check the prices and specifications wherever you are shopping for LVP.

I write this as kind of a quick note for anyone looking for hard surface flooring, particularly LVP. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive explanation of vinyl plank flooring prices right now.

Gas and food prices are not the only the only thing that has been on the rise. The flooring market has been hit by inflation too.

The price of luxury vinyl plank flooring has increased significantly. Many people are aware of this, but many still think they can get this year’s products at last year’s prices. Is there any part of the economy that hasn’t been affected by inflation? Maybe just my child tax credit, as I didn’t get any more than last year. I don’t know, but if you think that vinyl flooring has skated by, I’m really sorry, but you’re going to be disappointed.

LVP Market at a Glance

Adhesive Types (glued down/peel and stick) which you could get at $1 or less last year is around $1.29 – $1.35/square foot (though I also saw some for $2.49/square foot, however, this doesn’t seem to be the norm).

Rigid Core click lock (not the durable SPC Core) that is 3.8mm thick and only has a 4 mil wear layer (the protective layer) which used to be about $1.30/square foot is now $1.79 – $1.99/square foot (also saw a grip strip LVP with these specs for $2.28/square foot). Others that are about 4-5mm thick and have a 6 mil wear layer run about $2.19 -$2.29/square foot.

Other Click lock LVP

  • 4-5mm thick with a 6 mil wear layer – $2.09 – $2.29/square foot
  • 5-6 mm thick with a 12 mil to 20 mil wear layer $2.99 -$4.59/square foot
  • As products get thicker with higher wear layer the prices increase, but you didn’t need me to tell you that.

Here’s where you will find deals!

Some of these may actually be good options for you so take advantage of them! However, some of the may be terrible options you, so just be aware of why you’re getting the price you’re getting.

  • Stores that have very little in stock and need to get rid of their inventory
  • Closeouts – the store has a limited supply they’re trying to get rid of and they’re ending the line
  • Seconds – this is returned flooring (i.e. someone else had it before you)
  • Bulk Purchases at Wholesalers – you have to buy the whole pallet of vinyl plank, not just what you need.
  • The LVP Warehouse – running lines of new LVP that have a 12 mil wear layer, are padded, is 5mm thick, waterproof and come with a residential warranty and 10 year commercial wear guarantee.

How much are you losing in quality to save a few cents/square foot?

Are you really willing to save just a few cents to settle for half the quality of flooring your home needs?

We have people all the time who don’t buy from us because they can save 10-20 cents per square foot on products that are less durable, have half the protective layer and are, sometimes, more labor intensive to install! Think about this: If you need 1000 square feet of flooring and you’re looking to shave off 10-15 cents per square foot, you’re only saving $100 – $150 on this $2,000 to $3,000 purchase and you may be settling for a product that lasts half as long! I’m all about saving a buck, but shaving off pennies up front to pay for it on the back end with a lower quality product doesn’t seem like the way to go about this.

Call us today, we’d love to help you save money on a floor that is crafted for homes.

Shoot, just contact us if you have any questions related to LVP! You can click the button below to call or text, or email us at (yeah, that’s a Gmail account, and it’s an example of how we keep out costs low and our savings high).

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Kevin Lowe