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Old 01-26-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Laminant vs vinyl plank flooring

We are redoing basement. It's a large open area that includes a workout area. We were told that laminant would be OK in this area. We are worried that the workout equipment would leave dents/scratches in the laminant. We also looked at a vinyl plank locking floor that we liked. What would be better in exercise area?


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Old 01-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by gin and ger View Post
We are redoing basement.
What would be better in exercise area?
I'll say neither.
Look for VCT.


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Old 01-27-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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Bamboo or strand bamboo from a real flooring store, not a box store, would be my choice. Bamboo is harder than most domestic hardwoods; strand bamboo harder yet and would be perfect under exercise equipment. Choice of colors. Variety of configurations and install options. Beautiful stuff too! I like this company's products but there are others.

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