When It Comes to looks, which one will suit your needs ?
If you’re looking for a hardwood alternative that’s easy on your budget but still looks good, then luxury vinyl or laminate are great choices. These two materials are often confused with one another. However, they have some important differences that you should know before making your decision.
What’s the Difference Between Laminate and Vinyl Flooring?
Laminate is made of 99% wood byproducts. It’s composed of several layers of rigid, high-density fiberboards that are laminated together into planks. It often floats, which means it can snap and click over an existing floor without being nailed or glued down. It can also be glued to a subfloor.
Luxury vinyl, which isn’t to be confused with sheet vinyl, is a newer innovation that makes it a far from the plastic-like tiles you see in older homes. It’s made of several layers of resilient polyvinyl chloride (PVC) while the top layer is coated with urethane. Luxury vinyl comes in two forms:
- Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)– These long planks can mimic the look of traditional hardwood floors. They can float, be glued down, or snap together. LVP can also be smooth or textured to mimic different types of materials.
- Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)– These attractive tiles come in a greater variety of lengths and widths compared to LVP. Therefore, it’s better suited for imitating materials like stone, granite, and concrete. However, they can also be made into wood-like tiles and rectangles. LVT can float, peel-and-stick, be glued down, or snap together for easy installation.
Renovations to the staircase in your home can include replacing or refinishing any of the staircase components. Depending on your budget and desired style we can: Re-stain or paint wood balusters and steps, replace or refinish the existing handrail, add, replace or refinish trim and molding.