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LVP Or Laminate

November 10, 2022

LVP and Laminate flooring options are both amazing choices for your home, and they each contain their own unique benefits. So how do you know which one is right for your home? Below, we break down both of these flooring types so you can determine the best option for your home.

Similarities

Laminate and LVP each offer a multitude of benefits for your home. When choosing between the two, you should keep in mind that both products are similar in price. One of the greatest benefits of laminate and LVP is their layering technology. The layering technology in both gives these flooring options long life spans because they are durable and able to withstand just about anything you throw at them. They are a great flooring option for homes with pets and children because they are both stain-resistant and scratch-resistant. Another beneficial aspect is that both laminate and LVP realistically depict wood, stone, and other natural surfaces. They provide a similar look to these materials and have the ability to pair well with existing flooring in your home.

Differences

As for differences between the two, LVP has a plastic core which makes it more water-resistant than laminate. Water can sit on laminate for only so long before it can cause lasting damage to the flooring. On the other hand, laminate provides a more scratch-resistant technology, which can be good for your home if you own pets; whereas, LVP is much more water-resistant than laminate and can be used in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.

Cleaning and Maintenance

One of the best perks of both flooring options is that they are easy to clean and maintain. To keep your floors as clean and beautiful as possible you should sweep or vacuum as needed to clean dirt from the surface. Wash your floors with a cleaner that is non-abrasive and uses no-rinse technology. If you need to damp mop your flooring, use warm water and do not flood the floor with water using a wet mop, especially on laminate.

For additional information on the flooring that is right for you and your home, contact our flooring specialists at Dalton Floor Tailor and make an appointment TODAY!

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