Don't Buy New Flooring Before You Check This Out!

Don't Buy New Flooring Before You Check This Out!

Testing Light and Dark versions of Vinyl Plank and Engineered Hardwood to help with choosing the right type of flooring for your home!

The floors used in the test were all from the Home Depot:

Vinyl Plank:
Traffic Master- Light Pickford and Bramston Oak 2.48$/sqft cdn

Engineered Hardwood:
Home Decorators Collection- Brushed Washed Oak 2.98$/sqft cdn & Spirit Maple 4.47$/sqft cdn

Check out this playlist for more Flooring Info!
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42 Comments

  1. My DIY Adventures on April 5, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I’ve got vinyl I put down in a rental that just came empty a week ago…it’s about time to see how it’s held up!

  2. Yuan Liu on April 5, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    haha I like the way you tested it. Very helpful!

  3. J Huberty on April 5, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Good cuz I just bought $2k worth of Cali White Aspen Pro LVP.

  4. Poonam Lohiya on April 5, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks for making this video. It really helped us for choosing flooring for our new home.

  5. mms0011 on April 5, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Music volume is way too loud.

  6. Calli Cordova on April 5, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    I was expecting the dog party to include pee, poop and vomit. Oh, well.

  7. Stephanie Jackson on April 5, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    You done broke the cast iron corn bread maker

  8. Michael Hulsey on April 5, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    This was a great video! Thank you! Trying to decide on HW or VP for my new house, and this helped tremendously. VP seems to make the most sense for my family.

  9. Joe Laber on April 5, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    This was FUN and VERY informative!! #thanks!! 🙂

  10. jdmom29 on April 5, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Thank you

  11. maviss ballackk on April 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I would like to know which brand and the name of that light vinyl plank is?

  12. Garth Chorney on April 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Great video. 👍🏻👍🏻 My 2 takeaways: (1) Don’t own a sofa, dogs or cheap frying pans. (2) The Bos Man can bust a move!
    Keep ’em coming.

  13. AXX XXA on April 5, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Exactly what brand & model color is your vinyl plank in the room where your dancing on the samples?

  14. Savannah Zona Wyker on April 5, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    The floors in your house are GORGEOUS?! Is that real wood?

  15. Paul Wolfe on April 5, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I have 4 dogs and 5 cats and have always had a good number of rescued animals. I’ve tried various flooring and there’s only one flooring that stands up to claws and liquids: porcelain tile. And Mapei fine aggregate grout is excellent.
    Not all tiles are created equal of course. I got unglazed tile high rated for hardness (PEI 5) and tested it with a nail before purchase. 4 years in the floors are good as new. Don’t forget your uncoupling membrane.
    But I guess this video is for lower cost options, it wasn’t cheap.

  16. Wishing B on April 5, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Wow, this is the category that I have been wrestling with the most.

  17. 85Jim19 on April 5, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Great review, what shoes were at the beginning?

  18. Peter Rivney on April 5, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    I got dark bamboo after ten years looks like crap but we like the dark walnut color best..

  19. Billybob Jones on April 5, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    I don’t think most people realise just how much damage the average floor gets over a year.
    Your tests show a fraction of what could happen to a floor that has a family of four or five.
    Kids are probably the worst for any floor as they play with their toys on the floor, Kids will have different ride on toys from a young age and may still ride inside until age 6.
    These days with Electric ride ons, having a couple hard plastic wheels spinning on the floor as the kids hit walls or furniture to stop them from moving forward but the wheels will still turn on the spot.
    Dogs as you show in your testing can cause a badly worn track after a while as the Dogs run to greet us coming home as well as run to go through the Dog door if they see a Cat or Bird in the back yard.
    Our Dogs run around the rooms when they hear either my Wife and I come home or my Son.
    The house we live in now had a concrete slab with tiles as the Flooring and was why we went the Vinyl Planks, them being on a 50% clearance sale also helped the choice and they had the style my Wife liked.
    I have been impressed with the Vinyl so far, except for the cleaning as they tend to hold the stains ? Not as easy to clean as the tiles were or the Wooden floors in our previous home.
    I will find a product or piece of equipment that works eventually 🙂

  20. Fiona K. on April 5, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    This guy’s voice is amazing.

  21. Ezra Nugroho on April 5, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Great tests! Thanks for this..

  22. Daryl Boyd on April 5, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    I have hickory engineered plank and I have been amazed at how easily it scratches and dents. Vinyl plank for sure if you have kids or dogs

  23. Ethan Z on April 5, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    The pan does not survive 😅😅

  24. SANDHYA RANI on April 5, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Hi please suggest. I need to make a decision between the two. what’s preferred for complete main level including kitchen.( laminate- inhaus brand) vs vynl plank- performance plus ( shaw builder floorings).

  25. barnyardkh4 on April 5, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Is that a Red Boston Terrier? Great dogs!

  26. Alyanna Tolarba on April 5, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Awesome review!! Very informative. Thank you!

  27. AXX XXA on April 5, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Should i do carpet or vinyl plank in my living room & steps? Can’t decide.

  28. hp7 vlogs on April 5, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Bet he got a mpc lol

  29. Richard T on April 5, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Poor pan …

  30. Tiger , on April 5, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    What flooring color and all in in your home?

  31. Life With Joe on April 5, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Great video! Real, every day life scenarios! Awesome!!👍

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  33. Luis L. on April 5, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    So what kind of floors do you have in your home?

  34. Thien Nguyen on April 5, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    That’s pretty much what one would expect from wood vs plastic. The thing is, wood has been in style since homes have been around whereas we’ve seen synthetic products come in go.
    Tho I’m not sure why people pay extra for pre-scraped, oh I mean hand scraped, floor looks but hate it when things wear naturally 🙄.

  35. Donna J on April 5, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Hello, which flooring could best handle two heavy power chairs used in the home for people with disabilities?

  36. heystarfish100 on April 5, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    The luxury vinyl plank flooring I chose and installed in my home is Flooret Modin LVP. if you live in the US and want the best, most durable floor this is the one to get. At $3.95 / square foot it’s very reasonable. If I were able to I would have this installed throughout my home as it’s superior to hardwood and the most durable yet comfortable floor to walk upon. Slip resistance is very high and I haven’t been able to find any scratches on my floor yet after several years of use. Carpeting is nice but the cleaning, vacuuming, traffic wear patterns, furniture imprints, fading and it’s release of fibers into the air and creating dust is too much hassle to deal with when lower maintenance costs and time are important. A quick vacuuming, dry dust mopping or damp mopping with a vinegar water solution will clean most effectively.

  37. Jen Jabba on April 5, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Beyond excellent

  38. Tiger , on April 5, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    What flooring was used in the home during the dog party? Color brand and all please.

  39. Anne Gabrielle on April 5, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Hi I’m new to your channel and I learned tons 🙂 Can I have your opinion on what would be the best floors to use in the kitchen?

  40. institches27 on April 5, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Could you do a long-term weight/compression test? I’ve heard that vinyl planks will compress/indent over time beneath the weight of heavy furniture like couches and bookshelves.

  41. Drew's Enthused on April 5, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    I’m loving these tests you come up with! Keep up the great work!

  42. Linda J Wilson on April 5, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    This is the 2nd hard floor testing video I’ve watched this week, same flooring & tests. My question: what kind of flooring is on your floor? I like the look and color.

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