Laminate and Vinyl Flooring have several commonalities and a few differences. Let’s take a closer look at these two types of manufactured flooring options.
Luxury Vinyl flooring comes in two varieties: plank and tile. Some are installed using adhesive while others use a click-together floating system. Vinyl floors are stylish and sophisticated, with high durability and they’re waterproof.
Both LVT add LVP flooring surfaces are protected by a wear layer to prevent scuffs and scratches. It also prevents damage to the design layer and aids the core in protecting against dents and abrasive wear. It is easy to install and often can be laid directly over other floors. This means your installation costs are less expensive.
Vinyl flooring is also easy to care for. It takes nothing more than sweeping and occasionally mopping to keep your vinyl plank or tile floors looking great. You’ll want to use floor protectors under your furniture.
Finally, vinyl flooring is less expensive than other types of flooring. It costs less to manufacture vinyl plank and tile flooring and that savings gets passed on to you!
Laminate flooring provides the look of hardwood with durability and (in some cases) water resistance.
Laminate is low cost, easy to maintain, and can stand up to the wear and tear of family life. It is easy to install and often can be laid directly over other floors. This means your installation costs are less expensive.
While laminate is durable, it takes a little more maintenance and care than vinyl. You’ll want to use floor protectors under your furniture, sweep or vacuum frequently to keep dirt and debris from scratching or dulling your floors, and keep your pets’ nails trimmed. Never wax laminate floors and only mop occasionally to avoid getting too much water on your floors.
If you’re still struggling to decide between these two affordable flooring options, come see us! We’d love to help you pick out the perfect flooring for your family, lifestyle, and budget.