Laminate Vs. Vinyl Flooring

Published on Monday, October 27th, 2014

What is the Difference in Laminate and Vinyl?

When it comes to choosing flooring, what do you look for? Many factors go into determining which flooring works for your home and lifestyle. Common factors include design choices, functionality, comfort levels, and usually most importantly, cost. Let explore some of the more budget-friendly options and their benefits.

Laminate

Laminate flooring in Scottsdale became popular in the modern home over the last decade. It was the first wood-looking flooring that offered easy installation the homeowner could do themselves. But it is not recommended for all areas of your home. Laminate is not recommended for wet areas of the home such as bathroom and sometimes kitchen. Read More About Laminate: Laminate Flooring – How is it made?

Laminate Flooring in Scottsdale | Scottsdale Flooring America

What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Laminate is not recommended for wet areas of the home such as bathroom and sometimes kitchen to prevent moisture from lifting the flooring. A foam moisture underlayment is required under the flooring during installation and requires a table saw. Because laminate is thicker than vinyl it is warmer to the touch. Additional foam can be installed beneath for more comfort. Cost can vary dramatically depending on the wood-look your looking for. The laminate flooring ranges from very inexpensive at $.0.50 for 6mm oak-look boards to moderately priced at $3.00 for longer planked 12mm oak-look boards.

Vinyl

Vinyl came into the flooring world a few decades ago but has since declined in popularity. With the introduction of plank shapes, easy assembly with snap together pieces, and improved printing for a more realistic wood look, vinyl is becoming sought after once again. Related Article: Preparing The Sub-Floor Vinyl Flooring | Scottsdale Flooring America

 What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Vinyl is 100% percent waterproof and can be installed in all areas of the home including the bathrooms. Vinyl is very easy for homeowners to install. The flooring does not require tools for cutting; simply use a utility knife to cut. The planks come with self-stick adhesive or click joints are available. Since the vinyl is installed directly over the subfloor it is cool to the touch and hard to walk on. Cost can vary dramatically depending on the wood-look your looking for. The vinyl flooring ranges from very inexpensive at $.0.50 for basic colors and style, to moderately priced at $3.00 for premium luxury styles.

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