What is the difference between vinyl tiles and laminate flooring?
In terms of design, both vinyl and laminate floors are designed using high definition photographs of natural materials. The photographs are then printed on the tile or board and finally covered with the hard, scratch-resistant outer layer. The major difference is that laminate floors are usually made to look like wooden boards, while vinyl tiles come in a broad selection of both wood and stone designs.
For purposes of installation, laminate floors are joined using an in-built locking mechanism, then laid over an underlay, without using glue or nails. Most people who go for laminate floors are generally able to do a good job of it for themselves with little or no supervision. Vinyl tile floors on the other hand, are installed using a more meticulous process which involves the use of glue. GJP Flooring experts are one of the best at installing vinyl tiles neatly and seamlessly.
Vinyl tiles and laminate flooring also differ in the way they respond to scratches. Since both floorings are perfect for high traffic areas, this also means they get the most exposure too scratches. Vinyl tiles and laminate flooring are different in that while it is possible to totally recoat a vinyl floor with a new layer, this isn’t possible for laminate flooring. At the very least, a scratched laminate tile or board can be replaced.