Is laminate flooring the same as vinyl flooring? We get this question asked a lot. It is easy to get confused between laminate flooring and vinyl plank flooring, since they look so similar. Laminate flooring and vinyl flooring are two entirely different products! Although they have a lot in common, including very similar looks, they share some major differences. Vinyl is 100% water resistant and made of virgin vinyl, while laminate has a HDF wooden core. Take a look at the images below, can you tell the difference between laminate and vinyl?
A Comparison Between Laminate and Vinyl
|Laminate Flooring||Vinyl Plank Flooring|
|Cost||$0.65 – $5.00 /sq.ft.||$0.79 – $5.00 /sq.ft.|
|Material||Made with either an high density fiber (HDF) core or a medium density fiber (MDF) core||Virgin vinyl|
|Thickness||6mm – 12mm||2mm – 5mm|
|Durability||Measured with the AC Rating
||Measured with the Wear Layer
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*This post was updated from 2014 to give you a better reading experience!