Until tonight, we've been semi-assuming that laminate would be best. But I don't
the color is on the surface, and therefore can't be repaired well(?)
Some spare laminate pieces could be kept in reserve when areas were
but I'm not sure how any repair pieces could be satisfactorily inserted, because
installation of the pieces seems to rely on their interlock.
So why not use untrendy Ceramic tile instead?
It seems that stiff support for tile is expensive on wood floors, and most
wood or laminate flooring to tile flooring assume wood floors.
Moisture conditions: an entry some distance from true outdoors, and a kitchen,
Laminate (just the laminate material) seems to cost $1.00/sf to $4.+/sf
I need to check Tile cost (grout and whatever adhesive/set will add a little to
Choosing quality in both materials?
Tile should be nonslip through upper layer and completely fired.
Determining durability of Laminate seems more critical.
Pieces of rug on either flooring will tend to slip unless backing or other
method is anti-slip.
It seems that laminate floor has many brands but tile does too. Tile seems
Laminate may be becoming generic?
I saw 3 "colors" of fakeplank laminate at Home Depot's "Fine (Something Or Other
brandname)", "Slovakia" on underside batch labeling of one color and "Germany"
underside of another color.
Prep: the parts of this concrete floor that I've seen are already smooth and
carpeted, the strips will leave holes in concrete that I'll need to fill. Where
sheet vinyl, I'll
have to remove (?) adhesive.
Any other thoughts regarding comparison?