what't the difference between vinyl and linoleum
April 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
building a new home, trying to say within budget and are impressed with the look of vinyl plank (wood ). don't want to lower the value of our new home, but sure don't want carpet and wood is expensive. Our experience with laminate engineered floors are that they really feel and sound fake
any suggestions?
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Ironwood Builders
Laminate and engineered floors are different animals...laminate is printed plastic coated paper on an MDF base that floats on the sub-floor. Engineered wood floors are thin layers of hardwood glued to a plywood substrate, Engineered flooring is either glued or nailed down (though some do float) to the wood-sub-floor. Vinyl flooring is made from plastic...oil wells. Linoleum is a natural product made from linseed oil, wood dust and jute fiber backing. LVT...the wood looking vinyl...luxury vinyl tile...is pricy...how pricy depends on where you are. I think you should explore which type of flooring costs what in your area and educate yourself on the differences based on these responses. In my area, LVT and natural linoleum are about the same price installed....the choice is then a green thing. Same with engineered flooring and real, sanded in place hardwoods (with engineered slightly cheaper but not as versatile or as long lasting). Laminate is the low ball leader....pretty much not worth much more than using in a rental.
April 7, 2013 at 7:14PM     
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