July 3, 2017
If you’re wanting to replace your current floor with either laminate, vinyl, or tile, then this is the post for you. Ryan and I spent the past 4 weekends debating between the three. At one point we were convinced we wanted laminate. The next morning (I guess we needed a good night’s sleep) we decided on tile. After driving around looking at tile options we switched to vinyl. Then it started all over again. This is how it went for a good month. BUT we did discover a lot about the pros, cons, and installation process for each material.
We were very picky when trying to find the perfect flooring for our home. It’s eventually going to be installed in the kitchen, main living areas, and the bedrooms. It’s a big decision! We wanted the wood look, the perfect ash color, a slight color variation but not too much to where it looks like zebra stripes once it’s placed down, texture like wood grain, and of course waterproof. No big deal, right? Wrong. I’ll have another post soon about what we finally decided on, but today, it’s all about the pros, cons, and installation materials for each type of flooring. Here’s our takeaway on the three types of flooring: