Consumer Reports articles about iFLOOR. July 2011 article on flooring. (subscription may be required). August 2010 article on choosing kitchen flooring. (subscription may be required). June 2012 article on saving money on a new floor
Below are CR’s top-scoring options for engineered wood, laminate, linoleum, prefinished solid wood, porcelain tile, and vinyl flooring, plus a runner-up in each category. For a full picture of what’s available in the five categories below, check our ratings of more than 70 flooring products .
Consumer Reports; guide will help you choose the best types of flooring options for your kitchen, bathrooms, dining room, and more.
Consumer Reports agrees with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s cancer risk estimate, which is based on the CPSC’s testing of laminate flooring.
Armstrong has floating engineered wood flooring across all its brands. Mannington manufactures products in every flooring category. It is among the top three leading vinyl-flooring brands and has a foothold in wood, laminate, and porcelain tile.
Read 89 reviews of Pergo wood floors by homeowners, landlords, contractors, and distributors. Write your own review as well.
Consumer Reports makes specific recommendations for brands of laminate flooring. The New York Times reports on the improvements made in laminates, including a more lifelike sound underfoot. We found good general advice on the websites of home-improvement columnists Tim Carter and James Dulley, and from Better Homes & Gardens.
We purchased engineered hardwood from Lumber Liquidators to update our flooring and it was a good experience. The people were very helpful and they helped us out with our square footage.
Prefinished solid-wood, vinyl, and tile flooring are better choices when it comes to formaldehyde emissions. Just be sure to use glues that don’t contain the gas when installing those materials. Engineered-wood and laminate flooring products are made with glues and resins that can emit formaldehyde.
Hardwood and engineered wood flooring Review. Engineered wood flooring has a lower initial cost, but the thin top layer of high- quality ... Consumer Reports makes brand-specific recommendations of hardwood and ... This brief but helpful free report covers hardwood and laminate flooring.
Consumer Reports offers a very comprehensive look at the most common flooring types. It covers all general types of flooring and gives installation information as well. This is also one of the few sites that compares actual products and recommends brands as well as types of flooring.
Pergo developed plastic-laminate flooring, with the first flooring produced in 1979. It is the largest laminate flooring manufacturer in the United States and also produces solid hardwood and engineered hardwood floors. Installation: Pergo encourages DIY installation, which is greatly simplified by the flooring’s easy click-lock design. However, if you’d prefer to hire a professional installer, Pergo retailers will help locate a certified installer in your area.
Engineered Floor Buying Guide It's a dead ringer for solid wood, faster (and, as a DIY project, cheaper) to install, and less prone to moisture damage. There are colors, textures, and strip widths to please every taste.
Products: Floors to Go offers an extensive line of flooring, including carpet, area rugs, solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, resilient vinyl, bamboo, laminate, stone and tile. It also sells window blinds, shades and interior shutters.