What is the difference between vinyl flooring and laminate flooring?
Both laminate and vinyl flooring are affordable and durable and they can often look similar – but there are marked differences between the two. Whilst vinyl flooring is made from plastic, laminate flooring is 99% wood. As a general rule, laminate flooring can look more natural than vinyl, and vinyl flooring is often more resistant to moisture than laminate.
Why choose vinyl flooring?
Vinyl flooring might seem like an old fashioned option, but it is still hugely popular – and for good reason. Vinyl flooring is durable and cost effective and a great flooring solution for families with young children where all sorts of things can end up on the floor. In fact, vinyl flooring has had something of a resurgence in recent years.
Gone are the dated patterns and designs of years gone by; they’ve been replaced by beautiful, chic designs to update any space. As a general rule, vinyl flooring works best in a kitchen, bathroom or utility room; it is great for those spaces where we often need to mop up spillages and overflows.
Types of vinyl flooring
There are two main types of vinyl flooring. The first is the traditional sheet flooring which comes on a roll, usually 6 or 12 feet wide and is resistant and simple to install. The second type is vinyl flooring tiles, which comes in square tiles which can be used to replicate the look of ceramic tiles, but at a much more reasonable cost. Vinyl flooring is one of the most economical options, especially when you consider that it’s unlikely to be ruined by spillages or accidents. It is also usually much easier and quicker to install than other types of flooring.
A sheet of vinyl flooring is often self adhesive and can be simply stuck onto a prepared subfloor. It can even be installed over the top of an existing layer of vinyl, on top of hardwood, concrete or plywood flooring.
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