Vinyl Plank vs. Vinyl Tile Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Tile & Luxury Vinyl Plank

Vinyl flooring has improved over the years and with so many style and design options, it’s no wonder this durable and cost-effective flooring option has become a popular choice for homeowners. There are a few types of vinyl flooring including sheet vinyl, vinyl tile and vinyl plank flooring. Homeowners often prefer vinyl tile or vinyl plank flooring because they mimic the look of natural stone tile or hard wood flooring, but at a much lower price tag compared to the real thing.

Both options are durable, great for high-traffic areas, are easy to install, clean and maintain and are very economical. When it comes to the big differences between the two, it really is about aesthetics and design. Here are the differences between luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl plank flooring:

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tile has been designed to resemble the look and texture of natural stone floors made of slate, ceramic, granite marble and other stone. Luxury vinyl tile can also have the same texture as real tile. They come in the same square or rectangle cuts, varying in size. The biggest advantage of vinyl tile flooring is the price. You can have the same look as real tile but at a fraction of the cost. Plus, if you drop a dish on vinyl tile the floor and the dish will probably survive the fall without any damage. With a real tile floor, your dish would probably break and the tile itself could become chipped.

The style and design of vinyl tile is not limited to just mimicking the look of real stone. It also comes in a variety of colours and patterns. Choose from bold or subtle colours, abstract or calming patterns and get creative with your floor’s design. Check out these beautiful vinyl flooring ideas.

Luxury Vinyl Plank

If you want the look of real wood floors, luxury vinyl plank will be the best option. It is made to resemble hardwood flooring and comes in a huge array of shades, textures and mimicked wood types. You can have a classy, polished look or go with a weathered or etched wood floor style.

Kardean carries the most realistic and stable vinyl plank flooring options on the market. They have online tools that help you choose the right flooring for each room in the house, including specific shades, styles and wood types. Start customizing your flooring with their online style finder here.

In the past, the only non-wood option for flooring that gave that real-wood look was laminate flooring. The issue with laminate and even real hardwood flooring is that they are not completely waterproof and can become damaged by the spills that occur in the kitchen or bathroom. This is where vinyl plank really shines. You can have the look of hardwood and have a floor that is completely resistant to water.

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