Vinyl Plank Flooring Installations
Vinyl plank flooring is very similar to laminate but unlike laminate flooring it is 100% water resistant. Anything from floods to minor spills, this flooring will not be affected by water. It is an up and coming product and it is gradually gaining popularity over laminate flooring. It is an excellent choice for those with pets and children, because those little ones will surely spill drinks on the floor, and once in a while, your dog or cat may have an accident in the corner (or middle) of a room.
Advantages of Vinyl Flooring
The difference in scratch resistance from laminate to vinyl plank is so slight that one may regard it as not noteworthy. However, we feel that it is still important to point out. Although the scratch resistance of a vinyl plank floor comes VERY close to laminate flooring, it is generally regarded as having a slightly less scratch resistant surface. That, however, may not always be the case since laminate products vary in scratch resistance from product to product; some laminate is less scratch-resistant than others. Unlike laminates, vinyl plank flooring manufacturers do not rate scratch resistance on the AC scale/rating, therefore it is quite challenging to determine if, in fact, a vinyl plank flooring is more or less scratch-resistant than a specific laminate. It is important to note that vinyl plank flooring is still more scratch-resistant than real hardwood floors. Overall, its water-resistance feature typically outweighs a slightly less durable surface when comparing to laminate flooring.
Like laminate, vinyl plank flooring cannot be refinished. For those who do not plan on living in a home for more than 20-30 years, or plan on upgrading their floor anyway by that time, refinishing is not an important feature.
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Vinyl Plank Flooring generally is slightly more expensive than laminate flooring. Typically, the cost does not differ so much as to sway the decision of a homeowner, especially due to its water resistance feature. A homeowner can either go with a slightly less scratch-resistant vinyl plank flooring, but never worry about spills or leaks, OR he/she can get the slightly more scratch resistant laminate flooring but have the worry of spills and leaks.
The up and coming product was initially popular in bathrooms and kitchens, but now more and more homeowners select them for living rooms, family rooms, hallways, and bedrooms. Entryways to homes such as foyers and stair landings where people enter with wet shoes are common for vinyl plank flooring. Basements with concrete slab, where moisture content from the concrete can be quite high, is also a popular space for vinyl plank flooring.
In short, there are many aspects to consider when selecting a vinyl plank flooring for your home. We are here to educate and help you select the most ideal long-lasting and durable product perfect for your home.