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Laminate vs Vinyl Plank Basement Flooring

Laminate VS Vinyl Plank

Laminate vs Vinyl Plank Basement Flooring

In Products by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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When deciding to finish or remodel your basement it is important to choose materials that can withstand the moist environment of a basement. Choosing a flooring to install in your new lower level can be difficult with so many options being available. Two of the most common types of flooring besides carpet are Laminate and Vinyl.

So, what’s the difference between Laminate and Vinyl Flooring. Both products can float and replicate the look of wood and tile products. They can both be maintained easier than traditional wood or tile and both laminate and vinyl can be repaired.

Below are some of the things that set them apart as well as our recommendation for which we prefer to use:

Laminate Flooring

Vinyl Plank Flooring

  1. Laminate flooring is constructed in layers and stuck together through a lamination process
  2. The main layer is made out of a high-density fiberboard
  3. Not resistant to water from flooding
  1. Waterproof instead of water resistant
  2. Could be completely submerged into water, without damage
  3. Primary component is PVC
walkout basement with dark vinyl plank and custom barOur recommendation.

In the basement, the more waterproof materials you use the better! Basements are naturally more moist and humid spaces compared to the rest of the home. Having a product that can be 100% water resistant is a great benefit.

We use Vinyl Plank flooring in our basements due to the fact that they are completely waterproof. Since basements are prone to water damage, it is important to consider what you can do to reduce the damage associated. Customers not having to worry about water damage to the floors in their basement is a big plus.

If you are looking to finish your basement contact us today for a free estimate! Our service area includes Commerce, Macomb, Washington, South Lyon, and neighboring areas!


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