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Residential Flooring – Vinyl or Laminate?

Residential Flooring – Vinyl or Laminate?

22 Jul, 2020  /  by canopyadmin

Are you looking into the best option for residential flooring – laminate or vinyl? Are you asking yourself what is the difference? Let’s dive into the difference between these two manufactured materials, laminate and vinyl flooring. They are both excellent choices for residential flooring that bring their own advantages depending on what you are looking for.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring comes in a variety of shapes from sheets, planks, and tiles. Vinyl is a completely synthetic material built from layers of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC and pressed into sheets over a fiberglass base layer. Tiles and planks of vinyl flooring are easy to adhere to any room in your home. However, vinyl sheets can be challenging to install and should be left to your Spartanburg flooring professional, Canopy Hardwood for optimum results. Cleaning vinyl flooring is easy and safe to use wet or steam mops.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is fabricated by bonding together a durable and decorative print over a wood chip core. After this a transparent protective layer is placed over the design. The wood pieces are then compressed and secured in resin to make the core. Laminate flooring comes in pieces and when it is properly installed offers some water resistance, but is not waterproof. Since laminate flooring is not waterproof, using a wet mop to clean the floor is not recommended. There are many other products to use on laminate flooring that will make cleaning a breeze.

Every household has different flooring desires. Therefore, there isn’t a right or wrong answer to what is the better residential flooring choice for your home. Now that you know some of the different factors to vinyl and laminate for residential flooring, email one of our Spartanburg flooring professionals or call 864.595.3850 to help identify the best option for your home.

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