Here are some differences between luxury vinyl flooring and laminate

Here are some differences between luxury vinyl flooring and laminate

Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) and laminate are both man-made products. They both offer attractive and affordable alternatives to genuine wood, stone, and ceramic tile.??

These products come in vibrant colors with true-to-life images. Embossed for texturing, they're also micro-beveled for depth and dimension.

That's about it when it comes to similarities, however. Luxury vinyl and laminate are each made of different materials, which gives them certain characteristics to make them behave differently.

Design options

With luxury vinyl flooring, the material can be cut either in square, tile-sized pieces or long planks. Squares are used mainly for stone and ceramic tile looks, while vinyl plank flooring mimics hardwood floorboards.

Many tell us the extra seams from the cuts add even more realism.?

Laminate is always in plank form. It is used whether your choice is wood, stone, or tile.

Waterproof capabilities

Luxury vinyl flooring is made of watertight materials, which, in this case, is PVC. Regardless of the form, this floor can be submerged or spilled on without damage.

Laminate is composed of wood byproducts, meaning liquid can damage it.


Luxury vinyl flooring can be glued or installed via the floating floor. When floors float, the vinyl plank or LVT flooring pieces click, mat, and hover over the subfloor without adhesives or nails.

Laminate is always installed as a floating floor.??

The feeling underfoot

Luxury vinyl tile and vinyl plank flooring are soft, flexible, and somewhat warmer. Luxury vinyl is a resilient product.

Laminate is solid and rigid. It feels like a truly hard surface, like wood or stone.

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At Avalon Wood Flooring, we hear it all the time. Luxury vinyl flooring gives enormous value per decorating dollar with affordability, high-end style, durability, and many more benefits.

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