Any suggestions which type of flooring that is more easy on backs and legs/feet. I have been told Luxury Vinyl planks are better than engineered timber planks. What has others found. Cheers Gdog
"I seem to find pros and cons on everything I've looked at"
I know what you mean.
Have you used the search function here for previous discussions about various materials? I've seen a few over the years, including a very long-running one about a particular brand of vinyl, although that might have been on the original US site before they created a separate Australian site. I remember complaints about scratching/marking and about movement/lifting. I suppose as with other things it's a matter of the product itself and the quality of installation.
When you said "Luxury" I wondered if that's a brand name or an upselling tactic.
We walked on samples of various vinyls and engineered timbers in the store to compare for both feel and noisiness. Vinyl does seem softer and quieter but I am hesitant because of some of the reviews I've read, and I don't know how environmentally friendly it is. Linoleum is better in that regard but it was more difficult to find retailers of modern linoleum and experienced layers. We're also thinking about cork.
Thanks for your reply.... yes Im sure "luxury" is a sales pitch. What were the negatives you read. I seem to find pros and cons on everything I've looked at.. So confusing..
polished concrete floors
Too Much Concrete!
Precast concrete tilt up used as floor
Caesarstone Rugged Concrete & Cloudburst Concrete
Try a cork floor.
Depending where you're looking to lay this - but, have you considered carpet? If cushioning is something of priority, a textile material like carpet could be the cushioning you need.
cork would be the best on your feet/legs.