Real Hardwood vs. LVP

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Posted by: from Watervliet
12/5/2017 at 3:03:30 PM

I'm building a new home and my builder originally priced us out for real hardwood floors. After some research I decided that luxury vinyl plank flooring would be better since we have animals. My builder is telling me it's going to cost $600 extra for the LVP. I don't understand how this is possible. Normally people pay THOUSANDS of dollars to upgrade to hardwoods, I'm technically downgrading and still paying more for it? The original real hardwood was #1 common red oak 2 1/4 unfinished and the LVP is CoreTec Plus and I guess they are gluing it down if that helps at all.

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