Vinyl flooring holds an edge here. While both laminate flooring and vinyl flooring are easy to keep clean, only vinyl flooring allows the entire span of cleaning methods, from sweeping with a dry broom to wet mopping.
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Laminate flooring does not require waxing. It generally retains its beauty and shine over time. However, you can restore floors that look dull using products specific to laminate. You can also repair scratches and chips using specialty markers, putties, and other products.
Vinyl floors also don’t require waxing, as using wax will result in a buildup that requires stripping. While regular cleaning will help vinyl flooring retain its shine, you can easily restore floors that appear dull using a polish or product designed for no-wax flooring.
Although both types of flooring are easy to care for, vinyl plank has the edge when it comes to care and maintenance. You don’t need specialty cleaners. You can also wet-mop the floor. That makes it the easiest to care for compared to laminate.
Laminate flooring: Laminate flooring is pressure-laminated with several layers, the top being a clear aluminum oxide layer that is superior for stain resistance.
Vinyl flooring: Quality vinyl flooring is coated with a transparent urethane layer that provides excellent stain-resistance.
Both modern vinyl flooring and laminate flooring do an excellent job of resisting stains, thanks to specially designed wear layers.
Laminate flooring: Laminate flooring ranges from about $1 per square foot for 7 mm-thick planks to about $5 per square foot for 12 mm-thick planks.
Vinyl flooring: Vinyl flooring can cost as little as $1 per square foot for thin, glue-down vinyl flooring. Costs rise to around $5 per square foot for luxury vinyl planks, and premium brands will cost more.
Laminate flooring and luxury vinyl flooring are roughly comparable in price.
Laminate flooring: Laminate flooring warranties typically range from 10 to 25 years, but this is dependent on maintaining a rigorous maintenance schedule.
Vinyl flooring: Warranties on luxury vinyl flooring often range up to 20 years.
Both types of flooring have similar lifespans if they are kept clean.
Laminate flooring: Some laminate flooring manufacturers offer products that qualify for LEED MR4 (Recycled Content) status. But laminate flooring still uses a plastic surface layer, and the melamine resins used in the creation of the core level are by no means green materials since they may off-gas chemicals.
Vinyl flooring: Vinyl flooring has improved its green stature in recent years.At hanflor, our goal has always been to produce the best looking and performing luxury vinyl floors with the lowest possible impact on the environment. From the manufacturing of our products to our adhesives, our floors have many environmentally friendly properties and certifications to address your home and project needs.
Our luxury vinyl floors are composed of virgin vinyl, allowing us to consistently measure the safety and performance of our products because we know the exact makeup of our materials. Our products are manufactured in factories certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard and ISO 9001 Quality Standard.
Phthalates are a type of compound used to soften vinyl, increase its performance and boost its durability. All hanflor products are ortho-phthalate free, so you can rest assured that there are no harmful phthalates in our luxury vinyl.
Low in Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (or VOCs) are organic compounds that easily become vapors or gases – some of which may be hazardous to human health in high enough concentrations. Both our flooring and adhesives meet the strict indoor air quality standards of FloorScore®, carrying a low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) FloorScore® certification and meet the “for use with Children and Schools” standard (LEED Credit 4.3 and CAL 01350). Our adhesives are solvent-free and have low VOC emissions. In addition, our adhesive meets the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard.
Laminate flooring: Premium laminate flooring can lend extra resale value to a home, as long as it is relatively new and in good condition. With a little bit of wear, however, laminates can begin to look cheap. This is not a flooring that has the same kind of prestige as genuine hardwood.
Vinyl flooring: Major brand luxury vinyl plank flooring will bring decent resale value to a home. Inferior quality vinyl flooring will often be seen by buyers as a project-in-waiting once the house has closed sale.
Advantage: Quality laminate flooring and vinyl flooring lend a comparable amount of value to a home. Neither brings the high-value prestige of solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, or designer ceramic tile or natural stone floors.
Hanflor SPC flooring is constructed by UV coating, Wear layer, SPC print layer,SPC core, Balanced layer . For the backing, EVA, IXPE foam or Cork wood as option all available.Its advantages including good dimension stability, high peel strength, little noise when walking on, no warping, no distortion, 100% waterproof, heat and sound insulation, eco-friendly rigid floor, no harmful emission.
1.Economical and practical.
Due to new upgraded formula, production cost comes down as well, which makes SPC more affordable.
2.Incredibly stable quality.
This is the biggest advantage compared with regular vinyl floor. With the new upgraded formula, SPC is more rigid and stable, which enables it can be installed everywhere even suitable for under floor heating.
SPC flooring can bear the temperature difference from -75℃ to 80℃. The dimensional stability is brilliant.
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