Bleached White Oak Impervia Flooring 2

Impervia Flooring is neither vinyl or laminate

Impervia is a 6.5mm thick floor with its own acoustic backing that looks and feels like real wood. Once installed it is difficult to tell the difference between Impervia and engineered wood flooring. It is generally priced at 50% less than good quality engineered wood flooring.

Impervia flooring is the newest and latest flooring which is manufactured using the latest technology and materials. The quality is exceptional and with a 35 year residential warranty it is the perfect choice for projects large or small.

Impervia Flooring is waterproof and fireproof unlike vinyl, and has no VOC’s with the perfect “FloorScore” rating details of which can be seen here.

For finishes and colours, we have used our existing engineered wood floors from The Solid Wood Flooring Company that are the most popular in the market, both in plank form and also herringbone parquet.

The surface has a natural look and texture like our engineered wood flooring and the easy push fit system means quick installations. Please see the web site for more information.

What is the difference between laminate and vinyl flooring

Unlike vinyl flooring, which is made of synthetic materials, laminate flooring contains some wood. This is the main reason laminate flooring is vulnerable to moisture and humidity. Laminate flooring contains a wood fibreboard core with an image of wood grain sealed beneath a clear protective layer. All these layers are laminated together to provide a more rigid and realistic flooring material. Laminate flooring is typically sold in planks that snap together for the look and feel of hardwood floors.

What’s the difference between vinyl and linoleum

Unlike vinyl flooring, linoleum flooring is made from all-natural materials. Linoleum is an eco-friendly flooring option that has been used for almost 150 years. That may be why it carries an “out of date” stereotype. However, it is a great choice for those looking for something durable, environmentally friendly and affordable. It is not as water resistant as vinyl but can last a lot longer if properly cared for. While vinyl is mostly maintenance free beyond general sweeping and mopping, linoleum requires an annual protective coating and waxing, which is why it lasts longer. It is slightly more expensive than vinyl and typically used in commercial spaces.

Vinyl Flooring Pros

People love vinyl flooring for many reasons. It’s an affordable, durable and water-resistant flooring. It’s also available is many attractive textures, colours and styles that will match just about any room. Vinyl flooring comes in sheets, which makes for easy DIY installation. It’s also a great flooring option for bathrooms or laundry rooms since it won’t stain and withstands humidity well.

Vinyl Flooring Cons

Vinyl flooring does have some drawbacks. The many manufacturing processes use toxic chemicals, and some vinyl flooring may off-gas VOCs after installation. It’s also difficult to repair if something punctures or scratches the floor. Homeowners shouldn’t expect to see any return on their vinyl flooring investment if they plan to sell the house. Lastly, vinyl flooring may look real thanks to modern technology, but it’s very hard to achieve that “real” feel of hardwood or slate with vinyl flooring that emulates those types of finishes.
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