Like luxury vinyl, laminate flooring is a multi-layer product that mimics flooring made of natural materials. Laminate planks and tiles have a fiberboard core, so the floor is always warm underfoot. Standard and waterproof brands are available. Waterproof laminate flooring repels water for a limited amount of time. Typically, this period is about one day. Before purchasing a laminate brand labeled 'waterproof,' it is best to read the manufacturer's specifications, where this information is noted.
Ceramic and porcelain tile is made of clay and hardened in a high-temperature kiln. Porcelain is inherently waterproof, but ceramic is only waterproof when it is glazed. While ceramic is durable, attractive, and quite serviceable, porcelain is the superior product. This fact is reflected in its cost. Ceramic is composed of coarse clay. Porcelain, on the other hand, is made of kaolin clay. Thus, the material is denser and harder than ceramic. Porcelain tile designs are more colorful and diverse than ceramic tile designs. Wood-look and stone look brands are popular.
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