Greg, another couple things…
There are 2 types of locking mechanisms to lock them together. One is a simple toung and groove and the other is a type that goes in on an angle and then slides down to lock in. I like the latter one, BUT it comes with a disadvantage in that the sides of each piece dont go together as easily.
BE SURE to buy the tools to make the job eaiser. you will NEED a puller bar and a tapping block. dont be a tight wad and save $20 by not buying them. Spend the money and do the job in half the time… (speaking from experience)
and whoever mentioned the greenback stuff is right… i got lucky and that is all I have bought (because that is what they had cheapest in the colors I wanted) but I have heard of problems with the other stuff.
Get some silicone and put it around ANY posible places for water entry. Ex the doorway, under windows, and ALL sides around the kitchen if you choose to do the kitchen.
Remember to leave 1/8 inch gaps on ALL sides (against the walls) there is a reason they tell you to.
I was at IKEA recently and I was checking out their stuff and I was very impressed. It seemed to be the best of anything I have seen under $2 a foot. when I was there you could get it for about 99 cents a foot…