Keen to switch up your flooring but not sure whether vinyls or laminates are most suitable for your space? Let’s explore some of their properties to help you decide which one is your perfect fit!
Vinyls vs Laminates:
Vinyl and laminate flooring offers a sleek and modern touch to your space.
Vinyl is made from plastic, making it extremely waterproof. This is ideal for rooms that are prone to moisture such as kitchens and bathrooms. Laminate floors are produced from synthetic materials that create the appearance of wooden floors, therefore offering the aesthetic of hardwood floors on a budget.
Vinyl is a better option if you’re looking for more water-resistant flooring, durability and a longer lifespan. Laminate flooring, on the other hand, is believed to be more stylish and comfortable on your feet, however, it is not waterproof and having water sit on these floors for a prolonged period of time can result in serious damage. It also does not last as long as vinyl flooring.
Both types of floors are simple to clean and maintain and require a simple sweep, mop or vacuum when necessary. If you require a form underlayment in order to install laminate flooring or choose to install vinyl sheeting, you may need to call on the help of professionals. However, both types of flooring come in planks that lock together, meaning it has the potential to be a DIY project as well.
Generally, laminate flooring can be found at a lower price point than vinyl flooring, however, both are considered budget-friendly compared to other types of flooring.