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Laminate, Vinyl, and Tile Flooring in Lincoln Park Michigan Pros and Cons

Getting a new floor installed in your home has loads of choices. Not just from a design standpoint but also the materials that will be used. Today there are numerous materials that is used for flooring and each of those materials can have many design options. This leaves your options for flooring quite large and can help you find just the right look and design you want. Three of the more popular materials for flooring are vinyl, laminate, and tile flooring. If you’re thinking about getting new flooring in Lincoln Park Michigan be sure to check out someĀ  of these pros and cons of these popular flooring choices.

Laminate, Vinyl, and Tile Flooring in Lincoln Park Michigan Pros and Cons

The biggest factor when choosing a type of flooring in your home is location. You need to know if the flooring will be installed in a room which can have high humidity or water on the floor. For instance, a bathroom will high water on the floor occasionally and also high humidity whereas a bedroom or hallway won’t. These areas such as a bathroom, kitchen, or mudroom will have a different flooring need than other areas in the home.

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Some of the flooring that works in a bedroom simply won’t do well in bathrooms. One example of a flooring choice that is bad for a bathroom is any type of carpet. Would you really consider this type of flooring for your bathroom? There are others which aren’t quite so obvious as well which we’ll go into more details below. With that being said, here are some of the more popular flooring options available today:

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring has become very popular in the last decade or so. The prices for laminate flooring have dropped significantly and it has become one of the more inexpensive options to cover your flooring. In fact, low quality laminate flooring can be purchased without installation for less than 75 cents per foot. That means you can floor a 10 foot by 10 foot bedroom for less than $100 in materials. Of course, higher quality products will be more expensive. The biggest problem with laminate flooring in areas like the kitchen or bathroom is the seem will start to soak in water and expand. Over a short time it starts to buckle at that spot and will fail soon after.

Vinyl Flooring

Another popular option that has been introduced lately is vinyl flooring. While vinyl flooring has been around for some time many people consider vinyl flooring to be linoleum flooring which was widely used in the 80s and 90s. Today vinyl flooring takes on a completely new structure. The older linoleum flooring option is still available and quite economical but many homeowners today choose vinyl flooring because they want to use luxury vinyl tile planks. Luxury vinyl tile planks fit together much like laminate flooring but they have one key difference and that is the materials that they are made from. Since laminate flooring is typically made from wood or paper, vinyl flooring is made of, well, vinyl. It can stand up to water and won’t rot, buckle, or warp when it gets wet from water or high humidity. In fact, most luxury vinyl tile floors are waterproof. Not only that but they are softer to walk on than ceramic tiles.

Tile Flooring

A higher end flooring choice is tile flooring using ceramic or travertine tiles. This is the more expensive of all the flooring options mentioned. Tile floors can give a unique appearance and look great in many designs. They hold up well when wet and provided they are installed correctly will last a long time. With that being said, they do come with some key disadvantages. The biggest in maintenance and cleaning. The grout in tiles will need to be replaced routinely and cleaning the grout can sometimes be difficult. They are also cold and hard when walking on, much different than luxury vinyl tiles.

Talk With a Qualified Contractor

Which flooring choice should you choose? It’s best to talk with a qualified flooring contractor about the options that are available to you. One of the best in Lincoln Park Michigan is All Point Construction. Call them today at (734) 407-7110 for a free quote on your flooring project.

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