You have to choose between laminate flooring and vinyl planks. Both the options promise to be affordable, durable and easy to install and maintain than hardwood flooring. However, you have to choose one.
Since it is a long-term investment, you should compare the pros and cons of each option before you make your decision. Here is all you need to know before you pick any of these options.
Vinyl Plank: It is extremely durable. However, some denting may be caused by heavy furniture. The planks may also tear when heavy objects are dragged over it.
Laminate: It is also extremely durable but is prone to scratching over time. Extensive wear can cause the corner of the floor to chip, which makes the flooring look bad.
Vinyl Plank: You should even use wax on vinyl flooring. You can also no use wax polishes to restore the shine of the floor. Laminate: You can use laminate-specific products to restore the shine of a laminate floor. You can also use specific products to repair chips and scratches on the floor as needed.
Vinyl Plank: A vinyl plank floor is more prone to fading over time. Laminate: A laminate floor is less prone to fading over time.
This was a comparison of vinyl planks and laminate flooring. They both are cost-efficient as compared to hardwood flooring. Now that you can compare between the two, you will be able to make a better choice. For us, laminate is a better option than vinyl planks as it works for almost all rooms, is more durable and offers a stylish and comfortable flooring option.