Laminate floor, bamboo floor, timber floor and vinyl floor are the major type of floor boards currently used in the household and commercial area. Laminate floor are made by the wood fibber and laminated with high quality design paper. The main advantage of laminate floor is the low price and the resistance to the scratch. The main drawback of laminate floor is the fake look and hard feeling when you step on it.
Bamboo floor emerge into the Australian market about 10 years ago, and becomes more and more popular nowadays. Customer are admired by its unique looking and the feeling while you are walking on it. The price on bamboo floor boards are higher than laminate floor boards, but less than timber floor boards.
Timber is the classical material which has been used for floor boards in decades. People who select timber floorboards enjoy its natural feeling and variety of patten. The most disadvantage of timber floor boards are their price. As the control of the harvest on forest, fewer and fewer timber are released on the market to make the timber floor boards.
Vinyl is not a very new product on the market, however, it has been used in very limited area before. The newly designed loose lay timber floor boards having great look of real timber floor boards. The greatest thing of vinyl floor boards is the waterproof feature, which means vinyl plank can be laid in wet area.