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Find out whether vinyl or laminate would be more suitable for you
Are you considering vinyl and laminate for your home? You know that both solutions have many advantages. Do you find it quite difficult to choose between the two? The truth is that the right decision can be made based on personal needs.
Below we formulate some typical questions. The answers will lead you to the right decision.
Laminate or vinyl floor - What are the advantages of both floor coverings?
Wood and imitation wood
The warm radiance of the wood look
What do vinyl and laminate actually represent?
Vinyl has been on the market for about 15-20 years. It was then pushed back through the laminate. This showed many advantages like better appearance and longer lasting character. With the new technologies, the production of vinyl developed further. Now this material is competitive in the market.
Vinyl - various patterns
Laminate is the main choice in modern homes. The main reason for this is above all this: This is the first real authentic looking wood imitation on the market. Laminate is mostly laid in kitchens.
Laminate with click system
Vinyl in the bathroom
We would recommend vinyl for bathroom furnishings. It costs less and is fairly easy to install. You can also do this yourself. The most decisive factor is water resistance. This is extremely good for vinyl floors. That's why vinyl is common in bathrooms, even in luxury homes.
Vinyl, self-adhesive and easy to lay
Roughly the same advantages apply to the kitchen. For this reason, vinyl is also quite appropriate here. Laminate is in the kitchen preferred for the cozier atmosphere it creates. However, there is a risk of swelling in certain wetter areas.
Laminate floor in the wooden kitchen
Energy costs in winter
The insulating ability of laminate and vinyl is about the same. So feel free in this aspect of selection.
Vinyl flooring is clearly thinner than laminate. This is crucial when deciding between the two noise insulation options.
Rustic living room
Appearance and purchase value
Until a few years ago, vinyl flooring always reduced the price of apartments. That was slowly changing. However, laminate flooring is still considered to be the nobler solution. In apartments that are for sale at high prices, there may only be vinyl in the bathroom.
Laminate flooring is often preferred because of its noble look
Laying laminate - even beginners can handle it
Simple click system
Vinyl is practically unbeatable when it comes to moisture resistance. Laminate does not bring this advantage. Vinyl is also waterproof. It is almost the only floor covering that has both of these properties at the same time.
Laminate can, however, be provided with certain varnishes and colors, which also make it resistant.
Vinyl has a very good waterproof coating
Vinyl installs directly onto concrete or the subfloor. So it's cold and that's quite uncomfortable, especially in winter. For more comfort you have to put rubber or polyurethane foam in between.
Laminate flooring for more comfort and warmth in wintertime
Laminate is thicker than vinyl and has some wood content. Walking on it is more comfortable and warmer. Even with vinyl you have to put layers of foam underneath. That makes it even more comfortable.
Creating a cozy atmosphere
Which is the "greener" solution
Modern homeowners always ask themselves which of the two solutions is more environmentally friendly. was valid for a long time Vinyl as a very bad option. However, modern manufacturers have greatly reduced emissions.
Laminate consumes wood resources. If you care about environmental friendliness, you should opt for waste wood production.
The advantages of the wood look are easy to find