What are the differences between laminate and Sound-Tec flooring?

Laminate and Sound-Tec differ in many ways.

Core construction
Laminate. It consists of a blend of sawdust and glue that’s pressed into boards. If exposed to water, laminate can buckle, swell and blister.
Sound-Tec. It consists of stone polymer composite that is 65% limestone. Sound-Tec is waterproof.

Comfort
Laminate. The flooring feels light and hollow when you walk or roll a wheelchair on it.
Sound-Tec. Dense and sturdy, it feels solid.

Sound
Laminate. It emits a loud, “clacky” sound when walking or rolling a wheelchair on it.
Sound-Tec. It features a pre-attached foam pad underlayment that muffles sound.


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