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 the differences between the three, so you have a better understanding of what you need in your home.
Hardwood: Since natural wood is being used, the lifespan of hardwood flooring is longer than most vinyl and laminate, but a lot of maintenance is needed to keep the longevity. It has a higher price per sqft than it is for any other type, but it has a higher resell value. And, of course, no other kind of floor can beat the beauty of natural hardwood.
Vinyl: There are so many kinds of vinyl you can get, such as wood, tile, and marble visuals. For a lower price and easier to install, you can get wood-looking floors without the high maintenance. But unlike hardwood, you cannot repair a broken vinyl; you must replace it, and it could have a shorter lifespan if not properly cared for. It is still a lower price than hardwood as this flooring is mainly sold as waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about water stains.
Laminate: If looking for a cheaper option but still want to keep the beauty of wood visuals, then laminate could be a suitable choice. Laminate is more resistant to scratches and stains but is not as waterproof like vinyl flooring. If you look at laminate in your kitchen, you will need to keep spills to a minimum as standing water or strong humidity cause damage. Like vinyl, you can only replace damaged or broken flooring, unlike hardwood that can be refinished or repaired.
Whichever 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.
- Emily FM