Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring

The choice of flooring is an important decision and one that will affect the home for many years to come. The chosen material will depend on many factors in addition to cost. Elements to consider are if there are children, the elderly, or pets in the home or if there is anyone that has respiratory difficulties. Laminate and vinyl flooring are two popular choices, each with its own advantages.

Laminate

The flooring is available in a variety of colors, patterns and designs. It’s available in planks that emulate the look of expensive hardwood, tiles, and stone. Laminate flooring is offered in a number of finishes ranging from textured and matte to high-gloss. It’s an affordable option that enables anyone to express their personal style. Laminate can last for up to 10 years with proper care.

Laminate flooring is easy to clean and maintain. It’s a good choice for anyone with respiratory conditions. It’s also scratch resistant, making it a good choice for people with children and pets. The flooring is moisture resistant, durable, and one of the best surfaces for children and the elderly. It’s slightly thicker than vinyl and its composition feels slightly warmer and softer to the touch.

Vinyl

Today’s vinyl has many of the same qualities as laminate flooring. It’s available in an extensive range of colors, patterns, and can imitate the appearance of wood, stone, and slate. It’s also available in planks. Luxury vinyl tends to be colder and harder to the touch than laminate, but has the potential to outlast the lifespan of laminate when cared for appropriately.

Cleaning is a breeze, making it a good choice for people with allergies and breathing conditions. It’s also a good selection for areas where spills may occur since it’s water resistant. Vinyl withstands areas of heavy foot traffic better than laminate. It’s a good option if individuals entertain frequently or children often have friends over.

For over 30 Years Kuhn Flooring has been providing superior quality flooring products and installations to Coral Springs as well as all of South Florida Residential and Commercial Property owners. We are the #1 Flooring Company in South Florida. Kuhn Flooring is equally qualified as we are committed to delivering 5-star service to all our customers in South Florida.

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