Newton Flooring Review 2022 – Pros & Cons and Our Rating

Newton Flooring Review

Newton is an up-and-coming US flooring brand that came to the market in recent years and has already been gaining thousands of trusted customers and an excellent reputation. The brand claims to strive for three things; to make floors that you’ll love, to make floors you can afford, and to make floors that will last. We decided to see if the brand really walks the talk. In this guide, we reviewed Newton flooring in detail based on Style, Pricing, Durability, Warranty, and Newton flooring reviews.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Newton Flooring, including its pros & cons, installation, maintenance, and our overall rating. In addition, see how Newton compares to other flooring brands such as Mohawk, Shaw, or Mannington.

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    Flooring Range

    Newton offers an extensive range of four affordable flooring types, including Hardwood, Vinyl Plank, Laminate, and Carpet. 

    Newton Engineered Hardwood

    The Newton Flooring brand offers nine unique engineered hardwood collections with around 40 beautiful hardwood products in total. The styles include both light and dark shades of hardwood as well as modern and rustic looks and mixed-plank designs. Most of their hardwood floors are made from white or red oak and are sourced from sustainably-controlled US forests. 

    The brand’s hardwood planks measure 9.25mm in overall thickness and are finished with urethane with aluminum oxide for complete scratch and water resistance. All Newton Hardwood products are also FloorScore Certified as low VOC emitting and are covered by a 15-year residential warranty.

    An advantage of engineered flooring is that it can be installed using the floating (locking) method, just like laminate flooring. This is by far the easiest installation method for contractors, and they charge less for it compared to the glue-down, nail, or staple method required with solid hardwood.  

    Newton’s Best Selling Hardwood Lines

    Newton Laminate

    Currently, Newton offers a large range of laminate flooring with ten collections and over 45 unique laminate products in total. Newtons laminate is very stylish; they offer unique options such as the mixed-size plank and stone tile look styles. You will notice that their laminate planks look almost identical to hardwood, thanks to enhanced embossing and wood graining details. Stylewise, Newton has something to match everyone’s taste.

    Furthermore, most Newton laminate ranges are labeled as fully waterproof, having the same performance as vinyl plank floors. Unlike some flooring from several competing US flooring brands, Newton laminate is made strictly in the US or Europe. This means they are one of a few brands to offer low VOC laminate that is GreenGuard Gold and FloorScore certified.

    Nearly all Newton laminate products have an AC4 rating, meaning they are suitable for moderate commercial use. In addition, most of their lines are 12mm thick, which is a must for durable laminate flooring. We rate Newton Laminate highly; it’s featured in our Best Laminate Brands of the Year Ranking.

    Newton’s Best Selling Laminate Lines

    Newton Vinyl Plank

    Newton offers ten unique luxury vinyl plank collections with a total of around 50 unique styles. Most of these styles are your typical hardwood looks, although some collections offer extra-wide planks, and Newton also offers a rustic-look mixed-size style with their Twin Creeks collection.

    Newton Vinyl Plank has an SPC (stone-polymer composite), making them strong and stable. SPC is a type of core used by most of the best vinyl plank brands on the market. In addition, Newton LVP is completely waterproof, meaning it can be installed in kitchens and bathrooms. 

    The wear layer is a clear top layer that protects vinyl plank flooring from scratches and dents. Newton gives you a choice of three different wear layer options, 8mil, 12mil, and 20mil. We always recommend going for the thickest (20mil), although this reflects the price. The brand’s planks are between 6 and 7.5mm thick, which is around the average for luxury vinyl flooring.

    Furthermore, all of Newton’s Luxury Vinyl lines are FloorScore certified for low VOC emissions, making them a safe option for residential homes with families. Apart from a few, most of the collections are covered by a lifetime residential and 10-year light commercial warranty.

    Newton LVP Flooring
    Newton’s Best Selling Vinyl Plank Lines

    Newton Carpet

    Although Newton offers large ranges of hard surface floors, their most extensive range of flooring is Carpet. The brand offers over 24 collections with over 250 unique products in total. Newton offers both modern and traditional with several structure styles, including cut & loop, loop, woven, frieze twist, and tufted. Their most popular colors are beige and gray, but they also offer shades of white, yellow and blue. 

    Newton carpets are made from high-quality materials, mainly solution-dried polyester and 6,6 nylon. Both of these are highly stain and fade-resistant options. What’s best is that newton carpets are partially made from recycled materials such as recycled PET, making them sustainable options.

    Other than that, all Newton carpets are CRI Green Label Plus certified as low VOC emitting, making them safe to use in family homes. Depending on the specific line you choose, the brand’s carpets are by a residential warranty ranging from lifetime to 10-year-long.

    Pricing

    Newton Flooring Pricing Chart

    Newton Flooring TypeCost per Square FootWarranty Residential/Commercial
    Newton Hardwood$4.65 – $6.85 SFT15-Year Residential
    Newton Laminate$1.59 – $2.99 SFTLifetime / 5 Year
    Newton Vinyl Plank$3.60 – $4.89 SFTLifetime / 10 Year
    Newton Carpet$2.20 – $3.50 SFTLifetime Residential
    Newton Flooring Cost per Square Foot

    The brand’s hardwood flooring is priced between $4.65 and $6.85 per square foot, which is similar pricing to Bruce, Cali Bamboo, and Mohawk. 

    Newton Luxury Vinyl is priced between $3.60 and $4.89 per square foot, making it one of the cheapest vinyl plank products on the market with an SPC core. 

    Newton Laminate is the most affordable Newton range; it’s priced between $1.59 and $2.99 per square foot. The brand’s laminate is also one of the cheapest on our laminate pricing scale, with similar pricing to LifeProof & Home Decorators Collection. 

    In summary, Newton Flooring is definitely affordable. All of their flooring types are on the lower end of the scale compared to other brands in the industry.


    Newton Hardwood Compared to other Hardwood Brands

    Hardwood BrandPrice per Square FootThicknessWarranty
    Newton$4.65 – $6.85 per sq. ft9.5 mm15-year residential
    Doma$6 – $10 per sq. ft12.7 – 19 mm20-year residential
    10-year commercial
    Mohawk$4.49 – $8.49 per sq. ft9.5 – 14.2 mmLifetime Structural
    5-year commercial
    Mirage$4 – $10 per sq. ft19 mm35-year residential
    5-year light commercial
    Somerset$5 – $9 per sq. ft12.7 – 19 mm50-year residential
    5-year commercial
    Cali Bamboo$3.50 – $8 per sq. ft12.7 – 14.2 mm50-year residential
    15-year commercial
    Shaw$6 – $14 per sq. ft9.5 – 14.2 mm50-year residential
    K.D Woods Company$8.50 – $25 per sq. ft12.7 – 19 mm25-year residential
    Bruce$4 – $8 per sq. ft8 – 19 mmSolid: 50-year residential
    Engineered: 25-year residential
    Carlisle$8.99 – $24.99 per sq. ft19 mmLifetime Structural
    Lauzon$6.50 – $11.50 per sq. ft19 mm25, 30 & 35-year residential
    Newton Hardwood Compared to Other Hardwood Brands on Pricing

    Newton Laminate Compared to other Laminate Brands

    BrandCost per Square FootOverall ThicknessWarranty Res/ComAC Rating
    TrafficMaster Laminate$0.99 – $2.19 SFT7 – 12mm30 & 15-year / noneAC3
    Tarkett Laminate$1.19 – $2.69 SFT8 – 10mm20year / 5yearAC4 & AC5
    Hydroshield Laminate$1.59 – $2.49 SFT8 – 12 mmlifetime/10yearAC4
    Home Decorators Laminate$1.69 – $2.49 SFT10 – 12mmLifetime /7yearAC4
    Newton Laminate$1.59 – $2.96 SFT12mmLifetime / 5yearAC4
    LifeProof Laminate$1.99 – $2.45 SFT12mmLifetime / 7yearAC4
    Pergo Laminate$1.99 – $3.49 SFT10 – 12mmLifetime / 10yearAC4
    KronoSwiss Laminate$2.09 – $2.89 SFT12mm35 year / 5yearAC5
    Evoke Laminate$2.09 – $3.29 SFT8 – 14mm20year / 3yearAC3 & AC4
    Mohawk RevWood Laminate$2.39 – $3.99 SFT8 – 12mmLifetime / 5yearAC4
    AquaGuard Laminate$2.59 – $3.99 SFT12mmLifetime / 15 yearAC5
    Quick Step Laminate$2.89 – $4.59 SFT8 – 12mmLifetime / noneAC4
    Republic Laminate$3.09 – $3.39 SFT8 – 12mmLifetime / 5yearAC4
    Shaw Repel Laminate$3.59 – $3.89 SFT12mm30year/noneAC4
    Mannington Laminate$3.40 – $3.99 SFT12mm25 year / 5yearAC4
    Newton Laminate Compared to Other Brands on Pricing

    Newton Vinyl Plank Compared to other Vinyl Plank Brands

    Brand / LineOverall ThicknessWear LayerPrice per Square FootWarranty
    Residential / Commercial
    Coretec Grande15 mm30 mil$10.99 per sq. ftlifetime / 10 year
    Shaw Floorte Plus12 mm30 mil$6.99 per sq. ftlifetime / 20 year
    Coretec Plus Premium12 mm20 mil$7.00 – $7.50 per sq. ftlifetime / 10 year
    Cali Bamboo Legends12 mm20 mil$6.49 per sq. ft50 year / 15 year
    NuCore Rigid Core 8mm8 mm22 mil$3.79 per sq. ftlifetime / 15 year
    Proximity Mills SPC Vinyl Plank5 – 6.5 mm22 mil$3.50 – $7 per sq. ftlifetime / 10 year
    Mannington Adura Max8 mm20 mil$5.50 – $6.00 per sq. ftlifetime / 10 year
    Armstrong Luxe Plank7.8 mm20 mil$4.39 – $5.39 per sq. ft30 year / 10 year
    Smartcore Ultra XL7.5 mm12 mil$3.89 per sq. ft lifetime / 5 year
    Newton SPC Vinyl Plank6 – 7.5 mm8 – 20 mil$3.60 – $4.89 per sq. ftlifetime / 10 year
    LifeProof 7mm LVP7 mm20 mil$4.00 – $4.99 per sq. ftlifetime / 15 year
    Mohawk SolidTec Plus6 mm20 mil$4.35 per sq. ftlifetime / 10 year
    Paramount Keystone XL5.5 mm20 mil$5.00 – $5.50 per sq. ftlifetime / 15 year
    Newton Vinyl Compared to Other LVP Brands on Thickness & Pricing

    Where to buy Newton Flooring?

    You can purchase Newton Flooring at one of their certified dealerships. Find one by using their find a retailer tool. Some stores will allow you to pay via phone and have the floor delivered. Before you but you can always purchase samples on Newton’s website.

    Durability

    Let’s examine the durability of Newton’s flooring types, starting with their engineered hardwood range. When analyzing the durability of a hardwood flooring product, we mainly look at the wood species, overall thickness, and top finish type. 

    Hardwood Durability

    Newton engineered hardwood is 9.5mm thick, which is on the thinner side compared to other hardwood brands. They use mainly white and red oak, which are common in the US. White oak has good water resistance and is known for being decently durable. It all comes down to the finish type. In his case, Newton gives their hardwood a polyurethane finish which is the most popular and most wear-resistant of finish types. 

    It’s also important to note that Newton Hardwood can be refinished at least once, so you can expect it to last over ten years if cared for properly. To see how Newton Hardwood compares to other Hardwood brands, feel free to check out our Best Hardwood Flooring Brands Ranking.

    Luxury Vinyl Durability

    When analyzing the durability of vinyl planks, we mainly look into the wear layer thickness, overall thickness, water resistance, and core type. Newton Luxury Vinyl offers planks with a respectable 20mil wear layer meaning they are resistant to scratches and dents. Their vinyl also has an SPC core, known for being tough, stable, and waterproof. All in all, their Vinyl ranges are decent in terms of durability, especially their 20mil wear layer lines.

    Laminate Durability

    As for laminate, we always look at AC rating, water resistance, and overall thickness when determining durability. Newton laminate ticks all the boxes in that regard. Their planks have a respectable overall thickness of 12mm and have an AC4 rating, a must for a durable laminate floor. Furthermore, most Newton laminate lines are waterproof, which always helps in the longevity of a laminate product.

    In addition, Newton covers their flooring with good warranties all around. Their Vinyl and Laminate ranges are covered with a good lifetime residential warranty. However, their hardwood ranges are covered by a 15-year warranty which is relatively short compared to competing brands. 

    Newton Flooring Reviews

    Because Newton is a relatively new brand in the flooring industry, we couldn’t find many customer reviews of their products. With such a small database, it’s difficult for us to judge their online review profile. However, due to the lack of reviews, we had to lower their overall score in our overall rating of the brand at the bottom of the page.

    Newton Flooring

    Installation

    Installation of Newton’s hard surface flooring products is simple. All their Luxury Vinyl, Laminate, and Engineered Hardwood lines can be installed using the floating method. The installer can cut to size and lock the planks together, taking full advantage of the tongue and groove system. This is the easiest installation method for contractors, and they will charge the least for it. You should also take note that all Newton hard-surface floors require a sheet of underlayment to be laid down before installation.

    On the other hand, Newton’s carpet floors are not so easy to install for DIYers. The carpet should be stretched out perfectly and glued down to the sub-floor. The cutting-to-size process is difficult for beginners; therefore, hiring a professional installer is always favorable.

    Maintainance

    Care and Maintenance are key to the durability and performance of your Newton floor. To extend the lifetime of your flooring and prevent damage follow these recommendations;

    Regular Maintenance

    • Regularly gently sweep and mop the floor to remove any particles which can cause scratching.
    • Use a damp mop to remove spots.
    • Make sure to use a PH-neutral flooring cleaner.
    • Any spills of acidic liquids such as wine, juice, and soft drink should be avoided and cleaned immediately.
    • Avoid any spills of other harmful chemicals such as paints and dyes.

    Dont’s

    • Do not use all-purpose or multipurpose cleaners.
    • Don’t use vacuums with rotary beater bars.
    • Do not use Bleach.
    • Don’t use wet sweeper pads.
    • Do not use a steam cleaner unless the floor is steam mop approved.
    • Don’t use steel wool or scouring pads for cleaning.

    Protection

    • Attach Foam Pads under furniture legs, these can be found in most local DIY stores. Ask for furniture leg pads.
    • Place rugs in high-traffic areas such as workstations and family sofas.
    • Avoid walking on the floor in shoes. Wear socks.
    • Use door mats in entrances to avoid bringing in dirt.

    Pros & Cons

    Like all flooring brands, Newton has its advantages and disadvantages. Find the most significant below, starting with Newton’s pros.

    Newton Flooring Pros

    • Affordable Options – All of Newton’s flooring ranges are very affordable compared to competing brands. Especially their laminate flooring, which starts at $1.59 per square foot.
    • Stylish Designs – Newton has a lot to offer if you want something trendy. The brand specializes in both modern and traditional styles of flooring.
    • Low Emissions – All Newton floors are FloorScore Certified for low VOC emissions meaning the air quality in your home will be at safe levels.
    • Waterproof Options – Newton offers a comprehensive collection of waterproof vinyl plank and laminate flooring, giving the homeowners an option to install it in kitchens and bathrooms.
    • Decent Durability – Although Newton’s floors are not the most durable on the market, their thickness, wear layer, and warranty specifications are decent compared to other brands. All their floors are relatively durable, especially their 20mil vinyl planks and 12mm laminate floors.
    • Made in US & Europe – Unlike some competing flooring brands which export their manufacturing process to countries where labor is cheap, Newton floors are made strictly in the US or Europe.
    • Cheap Samples – Newton gives you the option of ordering samples of any of their products for just $3. You can see, touch, and feel the product before making a final decision.

    Newton Flooring Cons

    • Lack of Reviews – Because Newton is a relatively new brand, there is a lack of Newton flooring reviews on the web. This is always a downside.
    • Needs Underlayment – Nowadays, many laminate and vinyl plank products come with pre-attached underlayment, saving you money. Newton does not.

    Our Verdict


    Style – 8.5 out of 10

    Whether you’re looking for modern, traditional, rustic, or aged looks, Newton has that. The brand is up-to-date with recent flooring and home decor trends with hundreds of stylish options to choose from.

    Durability – 7 out of 10

    Newton’s laminate and vinyl plank flooring have a thick wear layer and above-average overall thickness on some lines. However, their engineered hardwood is only 9mm thick. We also took away some points on durability due to the lack of online reviews.

    Affordability – 9 out of 10

    Whether it’s carpet, hardwood, laminate, or vinyl plank, Newton is amongst the most affordable brands on the market.

    Overall Rating – 8 out of 10 stars

    In conclusion, Newton flooring scored an overall 8 out of 10 stars in our in-depth review. The brand definitely has style, and most of its floors are solid in terms of durability, although some lines have better specifications the others. In addition, Newton offers many waterproof floors allowing you to install them in high moisture areas. The only downside of the brand is the lack of online reviews.

    What do you think of Newton flooring? Have you had any experiences with the brand? Feel free to share your thoughts, questions, and opinions in the comment section at the bottom of the page.

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    FAQs

    Is newton a good flooring brand?

    Newton flooring is an affordable brand that offers vinyl plank, hardwood, laminate, and carpet. All their lines are of decent quality and are covered by lengthy warranties.

    Is newton flooring low VOC?

    All Newton flooring products are FloorScore certified for low VOC emission making them safe for use in residential family homes.

    Can newton engineered hardwood be refinished?

    Like most engineered hardwood floors, Newton’s engineered planks can be refinished at least once. With the proper care and maintenance, their hardwood can last over ten years.

    Is newton vinyl plank flooring waterproof?

    Newton laminate flooring is fully waterproof, meaning it can be installed in kitchens and bathrooms. However, they cannot be installed outdoors.

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