03:07AM | 05/19/10
Member Since: 05/18/10
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We need to replace our wood laminate flooring - it's 10 years old and was inexpensive to start with and is really showing the wear with buckling, chips, scratches, etc.

I use a midwheel drive motorized wheelchair (which is heavy) and wondering what would hold up the best - real wood or the new vinyl wood planks? We think that the chair caused some of the problem with the laminate along with the contraction issues and water.

If we went with real wood we're talking 3/4" and that would raise the height of everything we've put in the kitchen which might pose a problem. However it's durability and easy maintenance that I'm looking for - besides a beautiful floor. We want to make a one time investment this time.


07:22PM | 08/08/11
Member Since: 07/30/11
10 lifetime posts
I know a lot of people that are opting for vinyl plank flooring as opposed to real wood. Vinyl flooring is typically easy to clean and is very durable and realistic. I would think this would be the best route to go, especially if real wood would cause height issues in your kitchen. Obviously, the decision is yours, so do some research and go with what you think will work best!


12:09PM | 09/13/11
Member Since: 08/23/11
27 lifetime posts
i have real wood floors, and i wouldn't go any other way. even with age, wood floors will still have the "real wood" feeling to it.


10:09PM | 09/13/11
Member Since: 12/20/10
130 lifetime posts
In terms of resale value, real wood is going to be your best investment. What would be problematic about raising the floor 3/4 an inch in the kitchen?


09:23PM | 12/16/11
Member Since: 12/13/11
27 lifetime posts
Getting real wood would be a great idea. It lasts forever and looks amazing.


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