Vinyl PLANK (LIFETIME RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY) is perfect for Condos with leveling problems. With the cost of Leveling a concrete subfloor for Laminate or Hardwood, this material can be glued down directly onto concrete subfloor with a concrete floor Patch at a fraction of the cost leveling would cost you.
It's durable, water resistant & made entirely of recycled materials.
Laminate has 3 or 4-layered construction for long-lasting durability.
A Wear layer – the top layer protects the floor from stains and fading and resists scuffs and scratches.
Design Layer – displays a photographic image of wood, stone, or other visual that is glued to the inner core.
Inner Core – HydraCore™/HydraCore Plus is a moisture resistant HDF (High Density Fiberboard) to provide stability, durability, moisture resistance, and sound absorption.
Backing – the bottom layer creates a moisture barrier that protects the floor from warping. Not all laminate flooring come attached with a moisture barrier.
Engineered Hardwood floors consist of a top layer of a real hardwood species and a core, typically consisting of multiple plywood layers laminated together to form a durable plank, or in some cases HDF (high density fiberboard).
Benefits are very similar to Hardwood, can be glued down to concrete slab (condo’s, basements), can be nailed or float. Can withstand slightly lower or higher moisture levels.