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The differences between Hardwood, Vinyl, and Laminate.

The differences between Hardwood, Vinyl, and Laminate.

When shopping for new flooring you will find roughly three different types of flooring to choose from: Hardwood, Vinyl, and Laminate. Let’s talk about what the differences are between the three, so you have a better understanding of what you need in your home.

Hardwood- Since real wood is being used the lifespan of hardwood flooring is longer than most vinyl and laminate but in order keep this long lifespan a lot of maintenance is needed. It does have a higher price per sqft then it is for any other type but it can an invest as it has a higher resell value. And of course no other type of floor can beat the beauty of real hardwood.

Vinyl- So many kinds of vinyl you can get such as wood visuals, tile visuals, and marble visuals. For a cheaper price and easier to install you can get wood looking floors without the high maintenance. But unlike hardwood you cannot repair a broken vinyl it must be replaced and if not taken care of it could have a shorter lifespan. Regarding maintenance it is still lower than hardwood as this flooring is mostly sold as waterproof there for you don’t have to worry about water stain. 

Laminate- If looking for a cheaper option but still want to keep the beauty of wood visuals then laminate could be a good choice. With laminate being more resistance to scratches and stains its not as waterproof as vinyl flooring. If you are looking at laminate in your kitchen you will need to keep spills to a min as standing water or strong humidity but cause damage. Just like vinyl you can only replace damaged or broken flooring unlike hardwood that can be refinished or repaired.

Which ever flooring you need you can get here at Flooringmarket! If you have any more questions about which is best for you just give us a call or chat with one of our agents today.
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Reviews From Our Customers!

Reviews From Our Customers!

I ordered around 1000sqft of flooring and everything went smooth. I ordered on a Friday afternoon, they shipped out my order on Monday as promised and I got a call from the freight company for delivery on Wednesday.- Jim

Expedited shipping is available if you call and place your order. I did this shortly after their posted cut-off time for same day shipping, but they still managed to get my order out the same day and I was able to have my materials the next day and continue with my project as planned. Lots of materials in stock, fair prices, quick to ship, and great customer service! I've placed several more orders since then and will continue to be a repeat customer. Thanks!-Derek

Flooring Market brought a "WOW" experience to me. I ordered flooring to them and got it delivered quicker than I imagined. I followed up with some additional items. This is where things get tricky. There was a problem with my order and 1 month later it still hadn't been shipped. This proved to be no problem at all for the great folks there. I must've called and/or emailed a dozen times and each time I was met with stellar customer service. The problem was rectified quickly and just in time to get my floor installed. It is a beautiful finished product. Needless to say, they have won my business for the future.-Malaquias

Customer service was excellent. I made a phone call order and it was a breeze. The customer service agent was very knowledgeable
and helped tremendously with my order. Will use again.-Steven

 

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Environmental sustainability and Our Brands

Environmental sustainability and Our Brands

With the world being focused on the serious issue of climate change and conserving the natural resources we have; it is important for big corporations to do their part to ensure their products are environmentally friendly.

Back in August the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was published revealing the five main culprits contributing to global warming and the climate crisis. Fossil fuels, deforestation, increase in livestock farming, and fertilizers containing nitrogen. To find out more about IPCC click here: https://www.ipcc.ch

Here are just some of the top flooring brand’s views, policies, and programs to contribute to achieving environmental sustainability:


Mannington has been recognized for their environmental sustainability, in 2013 they received the Green Step Award for their practice and process in recycling. In the same year Mannington was also awarded the NJ Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for the efforts to protect and enhance the state’s environment. With these awards they are also ISO 14001 and 9001 certified. To find more information on ISO here: https://www.iso.org/certification.html


“Green is not just a color at Lauzon, it is part of our value system.” Since it’s founding in 1985 Lauzon has been committed to help build a sustainable future. To achieve that goal, the company has used sustainable stewardship practices from recycling, reusing, and has implemented policies designed to protect the trees by only sourcing from sustainably managed forest. Lauzon is ISO1 4001 certified and contributes to LEED Projects. For more information about LEED Projects click here: https://www.usgbc.org/projects


In 2007 Armstrong made a goal to reduce their energy, greenhouse gasses, and water usage by 10% before the start of 2015. These goals were achieved by ensuring that their manufacturing plants are in accordance with ISO 14001. They have also been extending this goal to their third-party manufacturing in China and Australia. Armstrong has reset their environment goals to further reduce their carbon foot by 25% by 2025.

To learn more about a specific brand's environmental attributes, we recommend visiting the specific brand's website.

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