Originally Posted by Shearwater
Just be aware that Mannington has several grades of flooring with the same pattern. ETI does not use the premium grade.
Originally Posted by Rossue
Get the highest grade of vinyl you can find. Pioneer Building Supply in Chilliwack is the practical source for flooring. I've regretted not picking something- anything out during our visit there. The stock flooring is bunk IMO, not nearly as good as what was in our 2010 17B.
Adding to these valuable insights, just FYI here's latest update from my build discussions with ETI ....
I'd proposed a top-grade custom flooring for my 5.0 build: Mannington Millcreek Axel (ETI has dropped that pattern from their list of standard offerings) in the "Luxury Vinyl Sheet Platinum" grade which is 130 mills thick and includes Mannington's best "ScratchResist HP" (Aluminum Oxide) surface coating
ETI today notified me they cannot
install that top-grade flooring, saying "this one is too thick for our purposes."
They stated they can
work with the Mannington Luxury "Gold" or "Silver" grades, with thicknesses of 100mil and 80 mil respectively, each with progressively less robust finish coatings than the Platinum grade. Grrrr
FWIW the (very flimsy) flooring samples I received from ETI all had product numbers corresponding to Mannington's "Better Benchmark grade"
, with thickness typically in the 58mil range and the least-robust surface coatings in Mannington's product range.
Final custom flooring-related FYI from ETI today: "We do recommend that you work with our flooring supplier Olson Floors (in Abbotsford) toll-free 1.877.823.0020 or 604-856-5766 to place your order. They will deliver directly to us."