Whether it is for an office or a household, choosing a floor that fits the interior decoration style will increase the user’s happiness. With the current high price of various hardwood, stone, or tile flooring, a lot of budget-minded households choose Laminate flooring and vinyl plank flooring, which are affordable and durable and are good substitutes for hardwood floorboards. But how to choose between laminate and vinyl floors? In this article, we would like to compare the advantages and disadvantages of the two flooring types and help consumers choose between the two options.
Laminate Flooring consists of a wear layer, a decorative layer, a high-density substrate layer, and a balanced (moisture-proof) layer. Laminate Flooring has the following characteristics: wear-resistant, rich in style, pollution-resistant, moisture-proof, environmentally friendly, non-fading, easy to install, and easy to care for. Also, laminate floors can be used for underfloor heating.
In the case of Quick-Step laminate flooring, the Quick-Step laminate floor is manufactured in Belgium by the designer of the Uniclic joint system. For residential or commercial space floors, Quick-Step laminates have certain advantages. Quick-Step laminates are easy to install, easy to clean, comfortable for allergies, and come with a 25-year domestic warranty. These advantages are factors in the customer’s choice of laminate floors. There are many collections of Quick-Step laminates, each of which contains a wide variety of products, from product color to pattern, with many choices to meet the needs of different customers.
Quick-Step majestic collection is a composite floor that evokes a traditional look and a natural look. It is suitable for residential use and has a realistic impression edge that perfectly achieves a similar look to real wooden flooring.
Quick-Step’s Eligna series is also suitable for residential use. After installation, the balanced length and width of the board add elegance to each room, adding warmth to the room. The soft and tasteful effect is very popular with customers.
The durable features of the Largo range are suitable for a variety of applications, including residential and commercial environments. In addition, the Largo series offers the longest and widest planks in the current Quick-Step series. The illusion of extra space is created after installation, which is worthwhile for venues that expand the visual needs of the space.
The Impressive Ultra range is suitable for residential and commercial environments, especially the waterproof “HydroSeal” or waterproofing membrane treatment makes it ideal for most areas of the home. However, the Impressive Ultra series currently offers limited color.
Traditional underfloor heating can be installed with the Quick-Step Laminate floor. But please be aware you will need to install the correct floor ‘floating’ and the suitable underlay is done properly.
Vinyl plank flooring
Vinyl plank flooring is becoming more and more popular, and many customers choose this product mainly because of its durability and waterproof features.
First, the biggest advantage of vinyl plank flooring is waterproof. This feature makes it the best choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
Secondly, the installation and maintenance process of vinyl plank flooring is simple. Regular cleaning and mopping can clean and maintain the floor. There is also no need to worry about waterproofing and temperature.
In addition, the soft touch is one of the reasons for choosing a floor. Compared to wooden floors and tiles, vinyl plank flooring gives the feet a more comfortable and soft feel and does not feel cool from the floor. Compared to laminates, vinyl plank flooring has a noise-reducing effect and better acoustic performance.
Furthermore, commercial-grade wear layers are well suited to frequent friction, which is why vinyl plank flooring is extremely durable.
The last is the price side. The vinyl plank flooring pricing starts as low as $25 per square meter, even the highest quality vinyl plank flooring requires around $55 per square meter. This price has an absolute advantage over other floors.
Of course, vinyl plank flooring also has some inevitable shortcomings.
First of all, vinyl plank is a softer material than other flooring materials, so relatively thin and soft, even small protrusions can cause agglomerated wear materials, leading to accelerated wear. Therefore, vinyl plank flooring requires a relatively high floor and requires a perfectly smooth and flat subfloor, which is different from other flooring.
Secondly, due to the very thin and soft nature of vinyl plank flooring, it is very easy to be pierced by sharp objects or pierced by heavy objects, and it is difficult to repair once damage occurs. This is very affecting the appearance.
In addition, if the vinyl plank flooring is glued, replacing the floor with other materials is a difficult problem because the gluing is difficult to remove.
Furthermore, vinyl plank materials are not biodegradable or recycled materials, so this results in lower sustainability of vinyl plank materials.
In general, the two flooring materials each have their own advantages and disadvantages. For installation requirements and styles at the time of selection, it is the main part to consider. Customers need to choose the right decoration and style of products according to their own needs.