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Our clients have questions about the material, scheduling, and installation process. Most of the answers can be find in this section.

  • What Is Vinyl Flooring?
    Four layers of materials are typically present in a standard vinyl floor. The backing layer of these is the initial or bottom layer and is typically constructed of cork or foam. It is made to act as the vinyl flooring's underlayment, saving you the trouble of installing another material first and then installing the vinyl flooring after. It also serves as a sound barrier to muffle noise and a cushion to make walking on the floor more comfortable.
  • What Is Laminate Flooring?
    Laminate flooring is a synthetic substance, as opposed to natural flooring options like wood, stone, or cork. Wear, décor, core, and backer are the four layers that make up this item. These layers are sealed together during the lamination process. It is purposefully made to be both inexpensive and durable. It can imitate the appearance of more expensive flooring materials like wood, tile, or stone due to the décor layer (a printed picture).
  • Which Flooring Is Best?
    In every category, neither type of flooring is superior to the other. In locations with a lot of moisture, vinyl flooring performs well and is simple to maintain. However, laminate flooring has a greater resale value and gives a wider range of aesthetic options. Many of the benefits of vinyl flooring and laminate flooring are similar, including affordability, easy do-it-yourself installation, durability, and beautiful appearances. Both types of flooring even appear similar from a distance.
  • Key Differences: Comparing Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring
    Vinyl flooring Vinyl flooring is a layered product, similar to laminate flooring, despite having the appearance of being a solid, homogenous substance. Vinyl flooring is composed of a minimum of four layers. A high-definition photographic layer lies just beneath the clear wear layer at the top. The flooring is mostly made of a thick core layer, with a soft foam layer at the bottom. Laminate flooring There are four or five layers of materials in laminate flooring. A photographic image of stone or wood is present in the bottom image layer, which is shielded by a clear-wear layer at the top. After the high-density fiberboard, or HDF, which makes up the majority of the product, comes a thin layer that is impact-resistant. Soft foam or, in the case of some laminates, a backer paper layer make up the last and bottom layer.
  • Maintenance and Care
    It is advisable to begin cleaning laminate flooring and vinyl flooring using dry methods, such as a vacuum, brush, broom, or dust mop. Most of the time, moist mopping with a neutral detergent is sufficient to remove entrenched dirt. Wet mopping is when vinyl flooring and laminate flooring diverge. Wet mopping is occasionally the most straightforward method of floor cleaning for particularly unclean floors. While laminate flooring cannot be wet mopped, vinyl flooring may be wet mopped.
  • Lifespan
    • Vinyl flooring Thinner vinyl flooring has a lifespan of no more than 10 years, but thick, high-quality vinyl flooring can last up to 25 years. • Laminate flooring Although poorly maintained laminate flooring may only last five to ten years, laminate flooring can endure between 15 and 25 years.
  • Cost
    • Vinyl flooring At cheap stores, vinyl flooring costs between $0.60 and $4.00 per square foot. The price of sheet vinyl can range from $0.50 to $2.00 per square foot. However, the price of installation frequently makes up for the inexpensive cost of sheet vinyl. DIYers can install vinyl planks and tiles, but professional installation is typically necessary for sheet vinyl. • Laminate flooring In budget flooring stores, laminate flooring costs between $0.50 and $3.00 per square foot. For textured 12-mm-thick boards, name brand laminate flooring starts at around $3 per square foot and goes up to about $5 to $8 per square foot. Pay an average of $6 and above per square foot for professionally placed name brand laminate flooring.
  • Water, Heat, and Environment
    • Vinyl flooring Vinyl flooring is completely watertight, including all edges and the top and bottom. Vinyl flooring that has been wet can be dried out without losing its shape or look. Heat can have an impact on vinyl flooring just like it can on any other plastic. However, the heat requirements that the majority of vinyl floorings must meet are typically far greater (158 Fahrenheit) than what is reasonable for daily use. • Laminate flooring Laminate flooring is extremely brittle when exposed to water because of its wood-based core. Allowing water to collect on the surface, especially close to edges or open seams, can allow it to seep down and into the core. The water will be absorbed by the core. The core won't shrink back to its original size after drying. The high-density fiberboard core of laminate flooring is typically unaffected by heat. However, some layers, like the top wear layer, may melt in extremely hot conditions. These temperatures are much higher than those encountered in most homes, just like vinyl flooring.
  • Resale Value
    • Vinyl flooring Vinyl floors have historically been terrible at retaining value, but as thicker and more realistic versions have hit the market, their stature has grown. Laminate flooring often has a higher resale value than vinyl flooring. • Laminate flooring When it comes to resale value, high-quality laminate floors trail solid hardwood and engineered wood. Compared to other vinyl flooring varieties, laminate flooring still fetches a greater resale price.
  • Which is more scratch-resistant: Laminate or vinyl?
    Vinyl is often less scratch-resistant than laminate, but both materials withstand short-term wear and tear quite well.
  • What is cheaper: Luxury vinyl or laminate?
    On average, laminate and luxury vinyl flooring are about the same price, although vinyl can be more expensive depending on the quality of the material.
  • What is more waterproof: Vinyl or laminate?
    Although laminate and vinyl may both quickly wick away moisture, vinyl is entirely waterproof, so you should choose vinyl for rooms with a lot of dampness and heavy traffic.
  • How can I get a quote?
    Simply call, text, or use the form on the website and we will schedule a free estimate.
  • What area do you serve?
    * Colorado Springs * Peyton * Falcon * Black Forest * Monument * Fountain
  • Do you sell and deliver flooring material?
    We do not sell material; we do installation only. There are two options: 1. We can buy material for you from a warehouse where we have a business account and deliver the material to you. 2. You purchase your own flooring and we will be happy to give you advice what and how much material to choose.
  • How does the whole process work?
    Contact us for a free estimate and consultation. We help you to choose the flooring material and explain the installation process. You get an estimated price. After consultation we schedule material delivery prior to the work date(s). We send you the work contract to sign. You sign the contract and pay the deposit. We install your new flooring. When job is finished you make the full payment. Now is the time for you to enjoy your new flooring! 😁
  • Do you move furniture?
    Yes we move furniture before we start the work.
  • Are you registered and insured?
    Yes our business is registered with state of Colorado and we have liability business insurance.
  • How and when do I pay?
    Deposit is usually required after the contract is signed. Full payment is due on the day of completing the job. We accept cash and check. If you do choose to write us a check, please make it payable to Bob's Flooring and Remodeling INC.
  • Do you guarantee your work?
    Absolutely. We guarantee all labor for one year.
  • How long are you in business?
    We have been in business since 2000.
  • Can I stay in the house the days while the work is being done?
    Sure you can. Installing laminate or vinyl flooring does not require you to leave the house.
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