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Luxury Vinyl Tile vs. Laminate Flooring


Is it time to change the floors in your home? Are you confused between laminate flooring and luxury vinyl tile? There are many people that confuse these two types of flooring. It is true that there are some similarities, but they are completely different products. Laminate flooring is easy to instal, but humidity and moisture can highly damage it if you do not maintain it properly and regularly. Luxury vinyl tile on the other hand is made of quality and moisture resistant virgin vinyl or PVC. Luxury vinyl tile floor is easy to install and maintain; it is durable and usually used for residential use. Have a look at some of the main characteristics and differences between laminate flooring and luxury vinyl tiles.

Luxury Vinyl Tile – LVT


  • Easy DIY project;
  • It is made of Virgin Vinyl or highly moisture resistant PVC;
  • Floating floor or glue down;
  • Snap and lock technology;
  • Luxury vinyl tile is extremely durable type of flooring;
  • Joints do not buckle or swell due to moisture;
  • Luxury vinyl tile type of flooring is dust free, easy to install and there is no need for saws;
  • LVT flooring is easy to maintain and clean;
  • There is no need of padding.


  • The one and only disadvantage of luxury vinyl tile flooring is that it is more expensive than the laminate flooring.

Laminate Flooring


  • Uses the same snap and lock technology;
  • Floating floor;
  • Easy to maintain;
  • Highly durable;
  • Easy DIY project;
  • Costs less than luxury vinyl tile flooring.


  • It needs padding under material;
  • It is not resistant to moisture and humidity;
  • laminate flooring needs saws to cut material which causes dust.

The type of flooring you choose will depend only on your needs, preferences and budget. But if you have and want to spend more money on a quality flooring, it is recommended to invest in luxury vinyl tile because it is more durable.