Hardwood vs Laminate vs Vinyl flooring
Also, on a different note builder is providing 8mm underlay with 5lb density. Should we consider 10mm and 8lb for an extra $1100?
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Thanks for the update, we found the Vinyl looks and feel pretty nice and similar to the hardwood. I never lived in a hardwood house, so cant tell much the difference. I remember my old colleague mentioning about steam mopping his floor changed the texture of the hardwood. With kids 7 months and 3 yrs old, I think we will go ahead with Vinyl.zeon64 wrote: ↑ May I suggest you check out Google for more information. A lot of people here will give personal opinion but perhaps not facts.
First two toddlers are going to destroy the place. Maybe not smash holes in the wall but they'll be dragging and dropping toys. Sliding chairs around. Pushing objects everywhere.
Now that your thinking about just imagine your hardwood floors all messed up. Better get out the sander for a big repair. Now I understand you can buy hand scraped flooring to hide that but it's still going to chip which can't easily be fixed. It's also not water proof. Miss a spill? Dishwasher leak? Washing dishes? Or maybe you'll be like me.. your child breaks their femur and you have to do large special baths on your kitchen floor as they have a special cast and you need two adults to help. Good luck getting your hardwood floor soaked.
Vinyl has a come long way. Way easier to repair. Great appearance. Cheaper but in some cases more! Waterproof. Got animals? Great!
I'll stop there but honestly please read more and should visit a flooring store or two. If your building a home ask your home builder who is supplying each floor so you can go to their store instead of your builders designer store. That way you're speaking with the true flooring expert.
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I would choose luxury vinyl planks above laminate any day. We had luxury vinyl planks on the top floor (hallway and bedrooms) of our last place and loved it. Looked like wood, felt warm on the feet, and very resistant to damage from water (or anything else really). With our two dogs it was great. The main floor was hardwood, and while I would never have removed it to put in vinyl, the hardwood definitely took much more of a beating and showed more damage.
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