Differences between vinyl and laminate

Vinyl and laminate are among the most common choices of flooring material. These two types are popular mainly due to their great properties. In today's article, we will compare materials and look at how a laminate floor differs from a vinyl floor.

 

Water resistance

While vinyl is 100% waterproof, you need to be careful about contact with water with the laminate. Thus, vinyl is more suitable for rooms where the humidity is high or water is often retained. Such rooms include, for example, a kitchen or a bathroom. You can place the laminate in the kitchen, but if water stays on it for a long time, it can be damaged.

 

Hardness

Laminate floors are harder and more reminiscent of wood. Vinyl is significantly softer and more flexible.

 

Thickness

Laminate is thicker than vinyl flooring. In the case of laminate floors, you will usually encounter a thickness of 5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm or 14 mm. If you want the floor to last you as long as possible, choose 8 or more millimeter floors.

The thickness of the vinyl floor depends on its type. Click vinyl is thicker than glued vinyl because it has a click system on the sides of the lamella. The average thickness of the click vinyl is 4 mm, glued 2.5 - 3 mm.

 

Decor

In the case of both laminate and vinyl floors, you will encounter high-quality decors that can imitate wood or stone. Choose from a number of color designs, which you will also find in our offer.

Lifespan

With proper care, vinyl and laminate floors will last you for years. So you don't have to worry about changing your new floor every year. Of course, the correct installation and a suitable choice of accessories and pads is also important.

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