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Is Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) better than Laminate Flooring ?

Is Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) better than Laminate Flooring ?Laminate Flooring

Luxury vinyl tile flooring and Laminate Flooring are in many ways similar. When it comes to look and style the comparison is even. Both are made using 3D printing technology thus each can replicate the style and look of natural materials such as stone or wood. They can be bought for a fraction of the cost of natural materials.

Comparison of the look/style of LVT and Laminate

Luxury Vinyl Tile Laminate Flooring
LVT can duplicate the look and style of natural flooring materials Laminate can duplicate the look and style of natural flooring materials
Cost is a fraction of natural materials Cost is a fraction of natural materials
Customizable, unlimited designs are available Customizable, unlimited designs are available

Comparison: Stability and Durability of LVT vs. Laminate flooring

Durability is essentially the hardness of the flooring. The harder the floor the longer it will last. Stable flooring holds its shape and size with any moisture or climate changes. Both LVT and Laminates are constructed in similar ways.

Luxury Vinyl Tile Laminate Flooring
LVT flooring is more water resistant and is perfect for higher moisture areas such as kitchens and bathrooms Laminate is usually made from high-density fiberboard which is recycled hardwood.
Does not require a sealant Not waterproof
Multi-faceted cross purpose functionality Should not be used in commercial applications with areas of high traffic,high moisture,spills and humidiy

 

Luxury Vinyl Tile comparisonAnd the winner is….

LVT vs. laminate  At $.50 to $5 per sq. ft., laminate matches and even comes in under LVT, which may be priced from $2 to $5 per sq. ft. for commercial products. And the winner is Luxury Vinyl Tile… The price is similar however when you factor in its qualities, its an easy choice.