Comparison Charts

Refined and upscale aesthetic Does not require sealing Does not require sealing Does not require sealing
Naturally varied Lack of porosity Withstand heat and cold Wide number of colours and designs


Works well with a range of styles from modern to rustic Can achieve a similar look to natural stone Has a more natural, organic look Homogeneous look and with competitive pricing
Timeless Consistent colour patterns Durable owing toits water-resistant, stain-resistant, and scratch-resistant qualities Can scratch, but scratches can be sanded
Maintenance-friendly Low maintenance and easy to clean Versatile – can be used for floors, walls, and even furniture pieces Low-maintenance and seamless in look
100% polymers, no organic content MATERIALS Mostly high-density fiberboard made from wood
Entirely waterproof MOISTURE Water resistant, not waterproof
Plastic CORE Wood byproduct
Wet mop allowed CLEANING Do not use wet mop
Thick, quality vinyl flooring can last up to 25 years, with thinner vinyl flooring’s lifespan limited to less than 10 years LIFESPAN Laminate flooring can last between 15 and 25 years, though poorly maintained laminate may last only five to 10 years
Entirely waterproof, from the top to the bottom and all edges

Can be dried out and it will retain its dimensions and appearance after soaked in the water

Can be affected by heat, usually far higher (158 Fahrenheit) than one can expect during daily use

WATER, HEAT AND ENVIRONMENT Fragile when water comes into play

Core will not return to its original dimensions after soaked in the water

Unaffected by heat, such as topwear layer may melt under extreme heat

Care & Maintenance - Do & Don’ts

DO use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices DON’T use vinegar, bleach, ammonia, other general purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners or tub and tile cleaners
DO use trivets or mats under hot dishes or cookware DON’T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers
DO use place mats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that may scratch your stone’s surface DON’T use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone
DO place a small rug or mat at entryways to trap dirt and sand from normal foot traffic DON’T put too much weight
DO dust countertops, islands, vanities and floors frequently
DO blot up spills immediately to minimize permanent damage to the stone
DO clean surfaces regularly with
neutral cleaners designed for stone