What are the differences between laminate and LVT flooring?

8/14/18

It can be hard to tell the difference between two flooring types that look almost identical; although visually laminate and luxury vinyl tiles look similar, it’s their materials that make them vastly different. These flooring options are very popular with homeowners and business owners alike as they’re perfect for a kitchen, bathroom or dining area. Our experts are frequently asked what the differences are between laminate and LVT and the answer is simple; if you’re looking for a floor that is flexible, water-resistant and soft to walk on choose LVT, or if you want a floor that’s very similar to wood flooring’s properties but with a cheaper price tag, choose laminate! 

Choose KC Carpets & Flooring for your new flooring installation in your home or business, our team has over 20 years of experience within the industry. We ensure that every flooring project is completed to a very high standard that our experts are proud of. Why not browse our case studies or positive testimonials for inspiration for your laminate or luxury vinyl tiles installation? 

For more information about our laminate or LVT flooring ranges contact a member of our team today on 01202 679877. 

Which is better LVT or Laminate Flooring? 

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is often linked to wood flooring due to their similar luxurious appearance and long lifetime. Our laminate flooring range is from the brand Quick Step, and their warranty promises 25 years of reliability. Laminate flooring will last longer than luxury vinyl tile flooring in any environment; it’s better equipped against heavy furniture or constant traffic in the long run - choose laminate if this sounds like it will suit your needs. 


Luxury Vinyl Tiles

LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles) are a very modern addition to our product range. This flooring type is ideal for both commercial and residential properties, as it provides a smooth surface that can be personalised in many fun patterns and colours. Luxury Vinyl Tiles differ from laminate flooring as they have a more flexible material that’s quieter to walk on - perfect for pet owners that want a floor that can withstand high foot traffic. Unlike other flooring types, if one of your tiles gets damaged you can simply remove the tile, rather than an entire flooring replacement. 


We are a professional supplier and installer of vinyl, carpet, wood, laminate, LVT and safety flooring throughout the commercial and residential sectors. To find out more about our flooring products, contact us today on 01202 679877

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