Vinyl, laminate, hardwood? Test your knowledge and get some tips to help you choose and care for your home flooring with this flooring quiz.
Question 1 of 10
Solid hardwood floors are not recommended for floors below ground level or directly over a concrete slab.
Question 2 of 10
Although laminate flooring looks like wood flooring, there is actually no solid wood used in its construction. Laminate floors are composed of several materials bonded together under a moisture-resistant layer and are covered with a layer of high-density fiberboard.
Question 3 of 10
Ceramic tile can chip and crack.
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Abrasive cleaners or acidic fluids can destroy the finish.
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Linoleum is primarily made of all-natural products, such as linseed oil from flax, wood powder, limestone, resins and some colored pigments. The backing is made from jute, which is a natural grass.
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Question 7 of 10
Wall-to-wall carpet can absorb pet odor, cigarette smoke and odors associated with water damage or dampness.
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Shag may be making comeback, but it's not as popular as the berbers and saxonies.
Question 9 of 10
Tibetan rugs are both durable and timeless. They're made from a special wool that has a very high lanolin content that repels soil and stains. They're an investment that you can walk on forever.
Question 10 of 10
Olefin is another name for polypropylene, which is a man-made fiber.