Choosing Between Vinyl Plank and Laminate For Flooring
If you’re browsing flooring catalogues, perplexed by the distinction between these two options, you are far from alone. Unless you’re an industry expert or avid DIYer, picking out laminate or vinyl in a flooring line up is very difficult. Despite their similar appearances, however, they are each made up of different materials and are intended for different spaces and purposes.
With an inner core of wood, laminate has always held the spotlight for being eco-friendly, as well as being more visually appealing. Vinyl flooring, on the other hand, is 100% plastic. Consequently, it often bears the brunt of a bad reputation for being environmentally unfriendly.
Over the past few years, however, vinyl manufacturers have notably advanced their techniques, achieving eco-friendly, low-emitting material ratings. Furthermore, contemporary vinyl flooring now offers far more detailed textures than that of laminate. Among many other advantages, vinyl designs are now almost indistinguishable from actual timber.
Due to the completely waterproof nature of vinyl, it is the perfect option for bathrooms, kitchens, and balconies. Due to vinyl’s scratch resistant surface, it is also the ideal option for families with playful pets, whose claws may damage most flooring.