Vinyl Flooring versus Laminate Flooring - Absolut Carpets
What is the difference between vinyl and laminate floors? Choose the best flooring option for your home from Absolut Carpets.
Vinyl Flooring versus Laminate Flooring
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Vinyl Flooring versus Laminate Flooring

Vinyl Flooring versus Laminate Flooring – Absolut Carpets

Although there are similarities in appearance when it comes to vinyl flooring and laminate flooring options, it is important to note that these are two completely different flooring products. The advantages and disadvantages of both flooring options need to be understood before purchasing and installing new flooring in your home, to avoid any disappointments.

Absolut Carpets is a leading supplier of both vinyl flooring and laminate flooring products in Johannesburg, offering professional installation services. Read more below about the difference between vinyl flooring and laminate flooring, or contact Absolut Carpets today for a quote on the flooring option you desire.

Vinyl versus laminate flooring – which is best for you?

Because vinyl flooring and laminate flooring are similar in appearance, it is easy to confuse these two flooring options. A better understanding of the differences between these flooring options will help you to select the best flooring option for your home and needs. Let’s take a look at the difference between vinyl and laminate flooring:

  • Material: The most important difference between vinyl and laminate flooring is that the two products are manufactured from different material. Vinyl flooring consist of 100% plastic, while laminate flooring is 99% wood. Ugly vinyl flooring is long a thing of the past – modern vinyl flooring offers beautiful designs that imitate wooden flooring and even tiles.

Egger Laminate

EGGER KINGSIZE
EGGER MEDIUM
EURO LAMINATE
EURO VISION V4
  • Resistance to moisture: Laminate flooring is not at all resistant to water, as water can seep through the seams, and damage the wooden interior of the flooring, causing it to warp and rot. Laminate floors are thus not ideal for areas prone to moisture such as bathroom or kitchens. Vinyl flooring on the other hand offers superior resistance to water. Water and moisture will have no effect on the vinyl flooring, making it a suitable flooring option for bathrooms.
  • DIY installation: When it comes to DIY installation of vinyl flooring and laminate flooring, both are equally easy to install. If you find the installation process of any of these two flooring options too daunting, let the leading flooring suppliers in Johannesburg assist. Absolut Carpets is a leading supplier and installation company of vinyl flooring and laminate flooring – get a quote today to install the flooring option you desire.
  • Durability: When it comes to the durability of vinyl flooring vs. laminate flooring, the two products are quite comparable. Both flooring options are quite durable, but premium vinyl flooring might be a little hardier. Vinyl flooring is suggested for high traffic areas, but many high quality laminate flooring ranges will also be able to withstand high traffic.

Balterio Laminate

Lifestyle Luxury Vinyl (LTV)

Laurentian Treasure Dark
Laurentian Treasure Light
Lifestyle 4.2
Lifestyle 5
  • Comfort: When it comes to comfort, laminate flooring take the prize. Laminate floors are extremely comfortable to walk on, especially when compared to tiles. Although vinyl flooring offers a warmer and more comfortable option than tiles, it doesn’t compare to laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is especially beneficial if you have children and pets, or if you simply love walking barefoot in your home. Because of the wooden material, laminate flooring is warmer to the touch than vinyl.
  • Cost: The cost of vinyl flooring vs. laminate flooring is relatively similar. The cost will be determined by the range and quality, including different price ranges to fit different budgets. Contact Absolut carpets today for a quote on the vinyl flooring or laminate flooring you desire.

Get the flooring you desire from Absolut Carpets in Johannesburg

Let Absolut Carpets help you to find the flooring you desire for your home. You can view our beautiful range of vinyl and laminate flooring before deciding which flooring option would be best for your needs. Talk to the leading laminate and vinyl flooring suppliers in Johannesburg today to get the floors you’ve always dreamt of having.