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The Difference Between Luxury Vinyl Flooring And Laminate Flooring

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The Difference Between Luxury Vinyl Flooring And Laminate Flooring

If you have always wanted to find a new floor that can be used in home decoration projects, laminate flooring and luxury vinyl flooring are your good choices. Laminate flooring is currently one of the cheapest alternatives to wood flooring on the market. But luxury vinyl flooring have a very popular trend and are very competitive. Because it comes in planks and titles.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a kind of economical and affordable floor with various styles, such as textured laminate flooring, marble laminate flooring and installing laminate flooring. It also has different colors, such as gray laminate flooring and white laminate flooring. Because of the layered structure of laminate flooring, the durability is very strong. There are four layers of fusion together, so that it can be maintained for a longer time and more beautiful. At the same time, the laminate can also be moisture-proof, because it has a backing layer at the bottom, which is a moisture-proof layer. Besides, there is an inner core of a high-density fiberboard made of wood fiber fused with resin. This increases the stability of the laminate. The laminate is also very resistant to stains and does not fade easily. This is because the design layer provides the appearance of the log with high-resolution, extremely delicate photographic images, and its top is a transparent finish layer.

luxury vinyl flooring

Compared with traditional vinyl, luxury vinyl flooring has been greatly developed and improved. It not only has high durability, but also has a very beautiful appearance, which makes it popular with designers and customers, and quickly becomes another best substitute for hardwood floors.

Nowadays, luxury vinyl is made of PVC or polyvinyl chloride, these two materials make it strong but flexible. Just like laminate flooring, the base layer of luxury vinyl flooring is a backing material that provides structural strength and durability. The design layer is composed of photographic images that truly imitate natural wood. Its top is a transparent polyurethane wear-resistant layer. By adding depth, the appearance of luxury vinyl flooring looks more natural.

The Difference Between Luxury Vinyl Flooring And Laminate Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring and laminate flooring have similarities. First of all, they are very similar in composition and appearance. Secondly, their installation process is not much different. In addition, both can replace natural hardwood floors, and the cost is very low.

So how to decide whether to use luxury vinyl flooring or laminate flooring. The deciding factor is where you want to install. The reason is because the biggest difference between the two is their moisture resistance.

For example, when installing a new floor in a bathroom, kitchen or a humid place, if you use laminate flooring, the joints will expand and wrinkle due to moisture, and the floor will be damaged, but this will not happen with luxury vinyl. And there are some speial floorings for you to choose, such as bathroom vinyl flooring and kitchen vinyl flooring. In addition to moisture resistance, luxury vinyl is easier to install because it does not require any padding or lining during installation. You also don't need a saw to cut it, just scratch it with a razor and snaps. Unlike laminate, it is quick to install, easy and dust-free.

Reference:

Ferma Flooring, Luxury Vinyl vs Laminate Flooring


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