If you’re faced with a choice between vinyl and laminate flooring for your home, we can help you decide which choice would be best for your needs and budget.
As experts in all laminate flooring options in Perth, Osborne Park Carpets and Timbers can help you make your choice with confidence.
While both vinyl and laminate flooring are versatile in colour and pattern and can both be easily replaced, this is where the differences between the two materials comes to an end.
When laminate flooring is created it goes through a much more rigid production process where it will be layered and bonded using dense fibreboard material.
This makes it stiff and able to be clicked and locked into place without any glue or nails needed. Another core difference between this type of flooring and its vinyl counterpart is that it is more sensitive to water and moisture.
A slight difference with typical laminate flooring is that it is harder underfoot in comparison to softer vinyl flooring.
However, if you enjoy updating your look or might renovate in a decade or two, this might be to your advantage as changing your flooring will be quick and easy.
Laminate Flooring for Perth homes
Laminate floors offer many of the benefits of other flooring options (price and ease of installation) with added qualities to increase its durability and versatility. It has been treated to have anti-static qualities so that dirt and common household bacteria and allergens cannot embed in its sealed surface. It is also very resistant to UV rays and won’t fade in strong sunlight. Unlike typical laminate flooring, it is resistant to moisture and due to its impact resistant qualities will not warp either.
For families and large spaces, laminate floors are an extremely affordable option that will be easy to live with without putting a huge dent in your wallet or requiring special care to keep it look good. What’s not to like?