With all of the patterns and colors available there are only two types of laminate. High pressure and Low pressure. Low pressure laminates are usually found at all do it yourself stores at very low prices. These products are acceptable for low traffic areas that are not exposed to frequent moisture. High pressure laminates are extremely durable and highly resistant to scratching and water damage. High pressure laminates are perfect for active families with small children and pets. They are a great alternative to real wood floors which are prone to denting and scratching. Laminates are easy to care for and can be installed over most existing floors in any room. The majority offerings are in wood patterns with a modest selection in the tile and stone look.
Vinyl flooring has always been a popular alternative to more expensive products such as hardwood and ceramic tile. Vinyl is affordable, durable, and easy to maintain. Thanks to technology, it's often difficult to tell the difference between it and real wood or ceramic tile. Vinyl offers three methods of installation; fully glued, perimeter glued, and loose lay. Be sure to check out the latest patterns and colors.