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Pros and Cons of Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Laminate

by Lisa C. Marketing Writer

Luxury vinyl tiles and laminate are two highly popular options you have for creating wood-effect floors in your home. Both the materials look quite similar and are cheaper than several other floor materials such as stone, wood, and ceramic-porcelain.

So, it makes perfect sense to compare different aspects of luxury vinyl and laminate before you choose one for your upcoming flooring project. Here are some of the pros and cons of luxury vinyl tile flooring and laminate flooring to ease your day –

Luxury Vinyl Tiles –

Pros:

  • Luxury vinyl tiles are an engineered product that offers the look of stones and wood. Yes, LVT can also be available in stone effect, such as marble effect and granite effect.
  • It is quite an affordable material. For the price of stone tiles for one room, you can get LVT installed in your entire home.
  • LVT is waterproof and water-resistant. You can use the tile in your bathroom and kitchen as well. Technically, if you are using the right subfloor and underlayment, you can use luxury vinyl tiles in almost any area of your home.

Cons:

  • Some brands’ LVT is more expensive than ceramic tiles and laminate.
  • Getting the tiles installed by a pro can be an added cost. Though, you can consider installing the tiles by yourself too.
  • Luxury vinyl tiles don’t feel wood when touched.

Laminate Flooring –

Pros:

  • It is also an engineered product.
  • Laminate is a cost-effective option that has the look of real hardwood surface, with a gloss and functionality.
  • It comes with easy to install mechanism, and it is also DIY project. However, you should hire a pro for smooth and flawless feel in your ambiance.

Cons:

  • Laminate is more expensive than luxury vinyl tiles.
  • It is not waterproof. You cannot and must not use it for flooring and walling in your bathroom.
  • Hollow sound is common on laminate floors. You will need to fix the subfloor and underlayment properly before laminate floor installation.

This article has been brought to you by MosaicsAndTile.com, one of the leading tile suppliers in US.


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About Lisa C. Advanced   Marketing Writer

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