Should I get vinyl wood planks vs real hardwood?

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I am in the fortunate position of trying to decide between vinyl wood planks that click in vs hardwood. They look very similar, but the vinyl is advertised as very water and scratch resistant vs the hardwood. Does anyone have experience with the vinyl floor. This is not a prego type floor thanks, carol
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  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 31, 2017
    I would definitely go with the vinyl . I had vinyl plank in my old house for 20 years and you couldn't tell it wasn't wood unless you bent down and touched it. The new materials are so much better because they're waterproof and more affordable than wood .

  • Gregg Gregg on May 31, 2017
    I would make your choice based on the room you are putting it in. Kitchen, or laundry definitely the vinyl. Living room, dining room, or bedroom, my choice would be real wood.

  • Barbara Williams Diaz Barbara Williams Diaz on May 31, 2017
    If you can afford I would get laminate instead of real, but over vinyl. They made laminate that looks like real wood. Good luck

    • Carol Carol on May 31, 2017
      Thanks I went in for hardwood and ended up really liking the real look of the vinyl planks. We've had hardwood in current house and were really hard on it with some grooves and scratches. It's old

  • Barb Verbos Barb Verbos on Jun 01, 2017
    We had luxury vinyl installed 2 1/2 yrs ago and are very happy with it. No worries about people scratching it or water spotting, etc. Like the others have said, people have to touch it to believe it is not wood. Go for it!

  • Carol Carol on Jun 01, 2017
    thanks, i'm going for it!