Laminate Flooring is made with a medium density fiberboard core topped with a photo layer (for looks) and a thick polymer finish. Almost all types are designed for click-together floating-floor installation, which is quick and easy. Laminate can also be glued down, but this is rarely necessary or recommended. Here are just a few colors and styles available.
Vinyl and Linoleum Flooring
Vinyl Flooring and Linoleum Flooring differences are the materials. Vinyl is plastic, usually PVC, acrylic, and similar polymers. Linoleum is made with natural materials, primarily jute, cork, and linseed oil. Vinyl generally offers more style options and a wider price and quality range, from very low-end to premium. Linoleum comes in vibrant colors and is mid- to high-end; there are no budget versions of linoleum Here are just a few colors and styles available.
Hardwood Flooring comes in solid and engineered forms. They can be unfinished and prefinished. Solid hardwood is tongue-and-groove planks that are usually nailed to a wood subfloor but can be glued to concrete. Unfinished solid hardwood is sanded and finished after the flooring is installed. Prefinished hardwood needs no finishing. Engineered hardwood flooring is a plywood-like material with a solid-hardwood top layer. Conventional types can be nailed or glued down. There are also click-together engineered hardwood planks for “floating floor” installation Here are just a few colors and styles available.