Comparing Flooring Types – Vinyl Flooring and Other Floors

Narrowing down which flooring type is right for your project can be one of the hardest parts of buying a new floor. If you read through the basicsbenefits and types of vinyl, you should have a pretty good idea if vinyl is the right flooring choice for your project. With a variety of vinyl options, as well as other floors on the market, we created a quick reference guide to help with comparing flooring types with the features that matter most.

Each chart features general characteristics for each type of floor.

Comparing Types of Vinyl Flooring

WPC SPC LVT/LVP Hybrid
Fade Resistance Moderate Moderate Moderate High
Wear Resistance High High High High
Stains Resistance Moderate Moderate Moderate High
Dents Resistance Moderate High Low High
Scratch Resistance High High Moderate High
Moisture Resistance High High High  High
Care Easy Easy Easy  Easy
Installation DIY Friendly  DIY Friendly DIY Friendly DIY Friendly
Price/ sq.ft $1.75 – $4.00 $1.50 – $3.00 $0.50 – $2.00  $4.00+

Detailed Vinyl Comparisons

Click on the links below for more detailed comparisons between vinyl flooring products.

Comparing Vinyl Flooring vs Other Floors

Laminate Hardwood Vinyl Carpet Tile
Fade Resistance High Low Moderate Low High
Wear Resistance High Moderate High Low High
Stains Resistance High Moderate High Low High
Dents Resistance High Low Moderate Low High
Scratch Resistance High Low Moderate n/a High
Moisture Resistance Moderate Low High Low High
Care Easy Moderate Easy Difficult Easy
Installation DIY Friendly Professional DIY Friendly Professional Professional
Price/ sq.ft $0.65- $4.00 $1.99- $12+ $0.79- $4.00 $.65+ $.75- $12+

Detailed Flooring Comparisons

Click the links below to learn more about how vinyl compares to other popular flooring choices.

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