Trends | Flooring Care
By Leigh Smith | December 28, 2020
These two types of flooring have become increasingly popular in the last few years as technology has allowed both flooring styles to resemble hardwood in look and texture at a fraction of the price. However, it seems that some people still use these terms interchangeably as if they are the same thing. Though both are great products, there are key differences customers should be aware of before making their decision.
Laminate flooring is water-resistant but NOT waterproof like vinyl flooring. However, manufactures are starting to add better waterproof technology to their laminate flooring, so this may not be the case forever. But, for now, avoid putting laminate in your bathrooms and mudrooms or any wet area of your home.
Vinyl flooring is susceptible to sun damage. If the flooring is exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time, the color and fade and discolor. To protect your floors, be sure to close your blinds, place area rugs, and arrange furniture to block as much sunlight on your floors as possible.
Both laminate and luxury vinyl have a sliding scale of pricing. But, remember, you get what you pay for. Luxury vinyl tends to price higher than laminate, but both are much more affordable than hardwood flooring and can achieve a hardwood look.
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