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Laminate vs vinyl flooring

Why Choose Vinyl Flooring Over Laminate Flooring?

Laminate vs vinyl flooring. If you are a homeowner who is put off by the hefty price tag associated with real hardwood flooring, two options on the market perfectly replicate the look of the real thing at a much cheaper budget.

These two solutions for flooring are luxury wood effect vinyl flooring and laminate flooring. Both of these options do come with a lot of good qualities – from both being affordable, highly durable and easy to keep in great condition for many years to come. The big question comes down to which one is more suitable for your specific needs.

No matter what you put down on your floor it will involve a certain amount of upheaval. Even the cheapest Amtico flooring UK will require a healthy outlay so you need to understand that what you choose is working well and providing excellent value for money.

From installation ease to easy maintenance, you need to consider a lot when stuck between the option of either.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Over the past few decades, luxury vinyl flooring has built a solid reputation as one of the most popular flooring choices money can buy. This is reinforced not just in its perfect replication of real hardwoods but also in its practicality.

In the last few decades, radical improvements in technological design and better environmental awareness have allowed vinyl to advance as a huge benefit to homes. Made from recycled plastics to make them more environmentally friendly, every range provided by suppliers are ensured to be a safer and more sustainable product.

Provided in individual pieces, luxury vinyl tiles and planks are made up of 4 layers and has a thicker appearance than regular vinyl. The thickness means that it can perfectly replicate almost any floor surface, from woods to marble if desired. The ease on budget over real hardwoods makes vinyl a much more attractive, practical and cheaper alternative that also boasts some attractive safeguards real hardwood does not.

Vinyl is 100% water-resistant and extremely durable, making it a fine choice for homes that have both children and pets. It is also highly resistant to scratches and scuffs – making it an ideal choice for people who want something easy to clean and able to wear well.


Laminate has been known as a real hardwood substitute for many years and has been popular. It has helped homeowners who look for a convincing hardwood substitute that is considerably less expensive.

Laminate is also made up of layers with the top being a photo image of the desired flooring look, covered with a protective coating. Laminate is also an easy installation that also boats scratch-resistance, although it is recommended that felt pads be added to furniture feet to avoid deep scratches.

Whilst a water-resistant product, laminate does require spills to be mopped up quickly to avoid any potential damage that can unfold.

When it comes to Laminate vs vinyl flooring, and choosing the right option for your home, there are pros and cons to each product depending on exactly where you are putting it and what else will be occupying the space.

Contact the team at Floorbay today to discuss the potential for your home.


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