Which is better: Laminate or luxury vinyl flooring?

Which is better: Laminate or luxury vinyl flooring?

They're both great products! The choice comes down to how much you value specific characteristics.

Luxury vinyl flooring
and laminate are both synthetic floorings. They're stylish, affordable, durable, and low maintenance.

Here are some differences that could affect your decision.

Luxury vinyl flooring: completely waterproof

Luxury vinyl flooring
is impervious to liquid from bottom to top, meaning it can be submerged or spilled on.

A waterproof product is made from waterproof materials, such as vinyl. Therefore, the capability is inherent with no special coatings.

Laminate is made from wood byproducts; it's often avoided for installation in wet areas, like the bath. A new waterproof version features a non-wood construction, making it spill-proof.

Design options

Luxury vinyl plank flooring (LVP flooring) is a cut material that mimics floorboards. Luxury vinyl tile flooring (LVT flooring) is cut into square, tile-sized pieces for stone and tile looks.

Laminate is available in stone and tile looks and only in planks.?

The feeling underfoot

Luxury vinyl flooring can be easier on the joints. Even though it's labeled as a hard surface, it's warmer, more flexible, and resilient.

Laminate has a solid, rigid feeling, like hardwood or stone.

Feel free to come into our showroom to explore our inventory. You'll find stone looks and LVP flooring; they come from top brands like Pergo Extreme, Solid Tech, Shaw, and more.

Visit us for your luxury vinyl flooring needs

At Neilson Bros & Sons, we understand the value. And luxury vinyl flooring offers the most value for the decorating dollar. For over 70 years, we've been guiding people to the right flooring, and we'd like to do that for you, too.

So, visit us in Bellevue, Auburn, and Lynnwood, WA, or call us to book an appointment with our fully stocked mobile showroom. We service Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, and surrounding areas.