Laminate VS Luxury Vinyl Tiles

It can be difficult choosing a new flooring, especially when there are so many options to choose from which all have fantastic unique benefits of their own. But there are also flooring choices that are similar to each other, which can make the decision even harder! Laminate and luxury vinyl tiles are fairly similar to each other, offering a worthy alternative to natural products such as wood and stone, with fantastic durability and maintenance properties. But how exactly do they play off each other? 


Laminate has maintained it’s amazing popularity for many years but what is the reason for this? Laminate was one of the first flooring choices to exhibit fantastic maintenance properties, such as water, stain and scratch resistant. However we would think twice about laying it in rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom that experience high volumes of water spillages.

Laminate is made up of a number of layers, which are then topped off with a photo image of the desired surface and then the important protective layer.

As well as this, laminate’s click in system means it’s super easy to install. Ideal if you’re not keen on DIY or want to hire an expensive fitter.

With modern laminate, you’re not losing any of the amazing durability of traditional flooring choices either. It will last for many years without showing wear, perfect for those busy family households.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl has been around for decades, but only recently has it really come into its own with the highly sophisticated luxury vinyl tiles. It has grown massively in popularity in recent years, and replicates natural products flawlessly.

It has a very strong protective wear layer, which give it extra durability against the elements of a busy household. It is water, stain and scratch proof, we well as being anti slip and some even being sound proof. We’d recommend this product for busy family households with pets and kids. Your LVT will stand up to whatever is thrown at it!