Durable, budget-friendly, and customizable – all these things describe great flooring. So, too, does easy installation, inexpensive cost, and a great look. But all of these things are true of both vinyl and laminate flooring. So then, what’s the difference between vinyl vs laminate flooring?
The main difference between vinyl vs laminate flooring is the waterproofing and water resistivity. Laminate can lack these features, while vinyl flooring almost always has these features. This makes vinyl flooring great for bathrooms, kitchens, and even outdoor decks in beach areas. But surely that’s not the only difference, right? Newer Laminate floors like Revwood by Mohawk are 100 % waterproof and offer the added durability that Laminates are famous for. Coretec is the most popular brand of waterproof flooring and they started the revolution. Choosing the right brand for your purposes matters most.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Vinyl Plank vs Laminate flooring installation methods can vary depending on the locking mechanism utilized in the design. Early laminates were a little more installation friendly than vinyl flooring. That’s because those laminate floors could be done DIY due to its click-and-lock method of installation. Today’s heavier laminates can be a little more difficult to manage. Meanwhile vinyl planks and tile have more varying options when it comes to installation, all with different degrees of difficulty. If you’re interested in installing laminate or vinyl plank flooring, we can help. Please call us at 1-800-526-7847!