Decide Between Hardwood, Engineered Wood, And Laminate Flooring.June 24, 2008
Q. We need to decide between hardwood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring for our cabin in the Okanagan. The cabin gets closed up for the winter and is not heated. Also, can we install flooring over the existing tile i.e; since it will be extremely difficult to lift? We would appreciate any suggestions.
A. I would suggest the vinyl over laminate or wood flooring. It will last longer, more durable and more resilient to moisture. Fortunately, there are great vinyl flooring products that are on the market today that replicates the look and feel of natural materials; such as - slate, ceramic, and wood. Check out the Karndean Flooring website at www.karndean.com. If your vinyl flooring is in good shape you can apply over the existing vinyl floors with the proper preparation. Secure any loose tiles and apply a floor leveling compound if required. Follow the manufacturer’s installation directions for applying over vinyl.
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