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What’s the difference between lino and vinyl flooring?

Here at Floorbay we pride ourselves on supplying a wide range of luxury vinyl flooring to both our public and trade clients, at the most competitive prices. We have been doing so since 1994 and hope to continue for many years!

At the heart of everything we do comes our passion for providing every home, business and office with the most luxurious vinyl flooring options, consisting of the main luxury brands, including Invictus flooring and Quickstep Alpha Vinyl flooring.

One of the most commonly asked questions we have received over the years is what is the difference between lino and vinyl flooring? So much so, we wanted to dedicate a whole article to it. After reading the article, if you still feel you have questions, then please feel free to contact one of our friendly team today.

Flooring – our top tip

Our first piece of advice for any person considering new flooring options is always to choose a reputable brand and where possible, choose luxury. Vinyl flooring technology has come a long way – it gives you the look and feel of real hardwood, but with more benefits and a fraction of the price.

Lino flooring – what is it?

Lino, or linoleum is a type of flooring that can be a cheap, popular option as it is easy to install and low cost to initially purchase. It is durable and usually best suited for use in homes, rather than offices or spaces with large occupancies.

However, lino is susceptible to moisture damage and can require regular maintenance and upkeep, which adds stress and finances to this flooring option. Fitters can seal lino, to try to limit moisture damage, but again, this isn’t always 100% effective.

Vinyl flooring – the premium choice

As much as there are benefits to choosing linoleum for your flooring, we can’t help but delve into the many more benefits that quality vinyl will provide to you and your space. The main benefits of choosing vinyl flooring are:

  • Incredibly resilient and hard-wearing
  • Water-resistant
  • Once installed, incredibly low maintenance
  • Hugely durable
  • Excellent choice for high-trafficked areas, such as hospitals, schools and offices
  • Comfortable, padded feel to walk on
  • Easy installation

Floorbay’s trusted brands

At Floorbay, through years of experience, we have developed an in-depth understanding of the brands we choose to showcase and work with. We proudly partner with Amtico for their quality, ranges, styles and for always delivering on an authentic, natural finish.

We passionately believe that every flooring choice should come directly from our customer, of course, with our experience and knowledge to help guide you. This is why we offer a range of options, depending on your desired look, space, size and budget. Before any commitment, we offer you a  free flooring sample as well as in-depth support either over the phone, via email or by popping into one of our stores.

Once you’ve decided on vinyl as your choice of flooring, you can then explore the ranges we offer. Customer feedback has illustrated that it’s useful to browse examples of each type of flooring in situ, to get a feel for how it would look in your space.

Some of our favourite examples are listed below:

For further information on anything related to flooring, vinyl options or a quote, please feel free to give us a call on 01625 876387, or drop us a message

We look forward to assisting you with all of your flooring needs!



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Floorbay have over many years built up a network of fully qualified and accredited fitters covering almost everywhere in the UK, please call 01625 876387 for more details.

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