Many things you think you know about flooring may, in fact, be false! Quantum Floors is here to debunk some of the most common myths about flooring and give you the flooring facts, so you can make the most informed decision as you shop for flooring.
MYTH: Engineered Hardwood is Inferior to Solid Hardwood
FACT: Actually, engineered hardwood is in many ways superior to solid hardwood. It is much better suited to basements, or anywhere that there is moisture present. Due to its construction, engineered hardwood is more dimensionally stable than solid hardwood. For this reason and others, engineered hardwood is recommend over solid hardwood in climates such as Florida?s. The fact is, engineered hardwood IS real wood.
MYTH: All Engineered Hardwood is the Same
FACT: Unlike solid hardwood that changes mostly according to species, there is a huge difference in engineered hardwoods depending on the thickness of the top layer and the construction of the substrate, so that?s why you?ll see big variations in price. There are better-quality engineered hardwoods with prices to match. The old adage is certainly true here, you get what you pay for.
MYTH: Laminate Flooring Looks Cheap
FACT: No more! This is not your grandma?s laminate floor. Come in and take a look at all the new laminates: in many instances, you?ll have difficulty believing that they?re not real wood. Laminates are difficult to scratch or dent, are waterproof or water-resistant and they tend to be quite long lasting! Also, the prices are sure to fit any budget.
MYTH: Laminate Flooring is Expensive
FACT: Some people are under the mistaken impression that laminate flooring can be a costly choice of material. While this option can be high-quality and offer many benefits, laminate is a budget-friendly alternative to hardwood, carpet, vinyl and tile materials. If you?re looking for a product that?s affordable and attractive, then laminate flooring may be the right option for you.
MYTH: Vinyl Flooring is Dead
FACT: Actually, vinyl is more alive than ever. The new luxury vinyl floors are nothing like those your mom had. Today, it?s all about luxury vinyl that?s versatile, with every look you can imagine. Vinyl floors are particularly great for laundry rooms, kids? playrooms, kitchens, and all high traffic areas. They don?t scratch easily, they?re super easy to clean, and they feel so nice to walk on.
Keep these facts in mind as you shop for flooring. Quantum Floors prides itself on the high levels of flooring knowledge we have. Knowledge we are happy to share with you!
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The picture is Republic Floors Malta Islands collection in Amazon Gold. It is a waterproof laminate floor.