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The appearance of wood is a very popular choice for flooring these days. There are different ways in which you can get this look for your home, so it can be confusing to decide which to choose. There are advantages of each type to consider, as well as varying degrees of quality for each type. Doing your research and asking questions at the flooring showroom will help you with the decision. Here are a few points to consider.
Love the Look of Wood? Consider Hardwood, Laminate, or Vinyl Plank Flooring

  • Hardwood Flooring – Hardwood flooring is the optimal choice if you want the real deal. It is produced from various woods around the world, so you have plenty of options. If you get good quality hardwood flooring, you can expect it to last your lifetime, as well as many generations to come. Even if it gets damaged, it can be restored by sanding and refinishing. There are both solid hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring options.
  • Vinyl Plank FlooringLaminate Flooring – Laminate flooring is less expensive than hardwood flooring, and depending on the quality you get, it can still last a very long time. It does not need the maintenance that hardwood flooring does, but laminate flooring will need to be replaced when it becomes damaged. You can replace just what has become damaged, however, so be sure to order a couple of extra boxes of laminate flooring for that purpose.
  • Vinyl Plank Flooring – This is one of the newer products to come on the market. Although vinyl plank flooring is made from vinyl, the result is so stunning that most people won’t even know. It is easy to install in comparison to hardwood flooring, as long as the surface is well prepared. Due to its very strong top layer, this product is very durable. There are also vinyl squares that emulate tile and stone.

If you would like to know more about hardwood, laminate, or vinyl plank flooring, check us out at Giant Carpet Flooring Centre. We have enjoyed our 30+ years of serving the Barrie, ON area, and we look forward to helping you with your flooring needs. Check out our online area rug store, as well.