In this article, we are going to discuss the major differences in Laminate flooring and Vinyl Flooring. Both laminate and vinyl flooring are popular choices for Home and Office users who are looking to install the durable and long lasting floor. Design wise, they both look very natural and usually, the design looks very natural similar to hardwood or stone. In fact, Laminate and Vinyl are often mistaken for the real Hardwood floor and most people can’t really differentiate between the two. Here we discuss the main differences to help you make your flooring Choice and decision easier.
Let’s start with laminate flooring first. Laminate is a great choice for People who want to make them look like real hardwood floor without paying a premium price. Laminate flooring is very tough and scratch resistant and is a real solid flooring lasting for years to come. A laminate floor is typically comprised of four layers. The bottom-most layer is called the Backing layer which is the backbone of the entire Laminate. This is also referred to as the stabilizing layer of the plank. Next comes the Core Board or Core layer which is made of either high density or medium density fiberboard. The high-quality laminate comes with higher density core which medium is suitable for low price laminate. Next is the Print layer which you see on top. This is basically the Photographic image or the decorative layer and can mimic element such as wood, Stone, metal etc. It can also include rougher more natural-looking scrapes like Hardwood floors. Laminate can be very good for basements and Kitchens as they are easy to clean and scratch resistant.
Vinyl Floors on the Hand is a Synthetic floor that very much resembles Laminate flooring and needs very less maintenance as compared to Laminate. Vinyl is made upto of 4 layers that include the base layer or backing layer which is the backbone. This is followed by the Vinyl core which is high-density moisture resistant layer. It has a printed Layer which mimics all types of designs such as wood, marble, metal, stone or literally anything. Then comes the wear layer which protects the Vinyl from literally anything.
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring has recently become popular due to its durability, price, and unique-looking surfaces. It is also widely used in offices and other Commercial locations where traffic is high.
At 1 Hardwood Flooring, we supply and install Laminate flooring and Vinyl flooring.