Vinyl and Laminate: What’s Changed?


When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, you have many great options! Factors that you need to consider when choosing a flooring material is how each room is used, your personal design taste and, of course, your budget.

Both laminate and vinyl flooring are cost-effective, quality flooring options that won’t make you sacrifice aesthetics and style. Call or visit Quality Red Tag Floors to receive your no obligation quote today!

Vinyl Flooring

When you think of vinyl flooring, you might think of your great-grandmother’s kitchen or the vinyl flooring at the corner store. Gone are the ugly vinyl tiles of yesteryear! Vinyl now comes in a wide variety of styles and designs, colours and grains. You can purchase plank vinyl and mimic the look of real hardwood flooring or vinyl tiles that look like natural stone tiles, at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.

Vinyl (LVT, and LVP) is traditionally made with a polymer core and has an incredible resistance to moisture. This makes it a great choice for high-spill zones like the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. It is also very durable and can stand up to high traffic, kids and pets. Vinyl flooring is a breeze to clean and maintain, just clean it with regular soap and water.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a popular option in homes, while it is not a solid hardwood it achieves the same look and appeal. This often makes it difficult to distinguish between the two.  Plus, laminate flooring comes in planks that are relatively easy to lock into place, making it a doable job for DIYers. Like vinyl, laminate also comes in a variety of styles and colours with the most popular being laminate that mimics the look of hardwood or natural stone.

Laminate flooring is also easy to maintain and clean. Learn how to clean laminate floors. 

Though laminate is reasonably water resistant, it will not stand up to heavy spills or pooling water like vinyl will. It is made up of mostly wood and if the planks are not firmly locked, that wood could absorb water and expand. So, if your dishwasher floods the kitchen, your flooring could be in trouble! Laminate is still a good choice for areas of your home that are not prone to moisture and spills like the dining room, living room or bedrooms.

Just as vinyl has made improvements over the years, so has laminate.   For the past 10 years, Quality Red Tag Floors has been at the forefront of product development.  Quality Red Tag Floors has introduced water-resistant laminate, tackling the problem areas like the kitchen and bathroom with ease. Gone are the days where laminate has restrictions on where it is installed. Quality Red Tag Floors offers dozens of different laminate products and will be sure to help you choose the right one for your home. Fearlessly install beautiful flooring throughout the whole house, knowing that finally you can have both style and peace of mind.

Check out some tips from Quality Red Tag Floors on how to care and maintain your laminate floors!

Quality Red Tag Floors

Head to Quality Red Tag Floors! They specialize in supplying affordably priced high quality flooring which is suitable for the harsh climate changes in Western Canada. They offer a wide range of vinyl flooring, laminate flooring, hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring products that are available in a variety of sizes, finishes, and colors to satisfy all your job specifications and custom needs.

Contact them today!

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