Asked by: Horace Ucelay
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th March, 2020

What is the difference between vinyl and luxury vinyl?

The difference in luxury vinyl is the amount of material used, creating a better-looking and in some cases performing floor. It starts with the thickness. Luxury vinyl is about 5 times as thick! Most traditional vinyl floors are about 1mm thick.

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Then, what is luxury vinyl?

Luxury vinyl is durable, waterproof flooring that has the look of hardwood or stone without the hefty price tag. Also referred to as LVT/LVP, luxury vinyl is made up of multiple layers that aid in the design, durability, and ease of maintenance of this wonderful flooring choice.

Subsequently, question is, is vinyl flooring better than laminate? Laminate flooring, like vinyl plank, is also extremely durable and is a good choice for homes with children and pets. Laminate flooring is superior in terms of fading. While laminate can fade when exposed to sunlight over long periods of time, it is more resistant than vinyl flooring.

Accordingly, which is better laminate or luxury vinyl?

If you're looking for a hardwood alternative that's easy on your budget but still looks good, then luxury vinyl or laminate are great choices.

Which Faux Wood is Better?

Laminate is Better For… Luxury Vinyl is Better For…
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What are the disadvantages of vinyl flooring?

The disadvantages of vinyl floors

  • Cannot be repaired.
  • Can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Shorter lifespan than wood floors.
  • No impact, or negative impact, on home resale value.
  • Difficult to remove, especially if adhesive is used during installation.
  • Not eco-friendly; difficult to recycle.

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