Every year millions of homeowners choose to renovate their homes and many of them go for a new flooring surface to breathe new life into their familiar surroundings. Many opt for laminate flooring in areas where carpet would be inappropriate or impractical. We are here to tell you why laying a laminate floor is a mistake when there is quality luxury vinyl like Imprezzo available instead of laminated flooring.
Our vinyl floor tiles give all the benefits offered by vinyl floors but with the added benefit of a luxury finish that looks as close to the finish of real wood or stone as possible. They are the latest in luxury flooring, equally at home in contemporary and traditional homes.
Luxury vinyl flooring tiles are substantially better than laminate flooring in so many different ways. For starters, Imprezzo is much quieter than any floor laminate tiles when walked on, making for a lot more comfortable an environment around a busy home.
With its V-lock keeping it tightly attached to an underlay system, you get the added durability of an underlayment giving you a long lasting and tougher flooring system. Floor laminate tiles are liable to tear or scar under sharp objects or extreme pressure but Imprezzo, made from PVC, is tough enough to withstand the punishment that laminated flooring just can't.
In addition to being tougher and quieter underfoot than flooring laminate, vinyl flooring can also offer softness and give underfoot which makes for a superbly comfortable flooring surface. Ultimately you have to live with your flooring on a daily basis so comfort should be at the forefront of your mind.
And then of course there is the visual difference between the two different types of flooring. Laminate simply does not look anything like as beautiful as vinyl, nor does it have the natural texture. The Imprezzo stone effect and wood effect have realistic cuts and grains that are almost identical to the real thing, except with the benefits of vinyl. Another thing luxury vinyl flooring can give you that laminated flooring cannot.
Welcome to All About DIY Flooring, home to some of the internet's most beautiful vinyl flooring solutions for your home. Vinyl flooring is a fantastic compromise for anyone who wants the beautifully natural aesthetics of a stone or wooden floor without the drawbacks.
Slate and stone floors look great and can add a real elegance to any home but in reality are not at all practical in many homes. Tiles can be very cold underfoot as well as the fact they are so hard means anything dropped on them is liable to break. Not ideal in most situations especially if you have children in your home.
Similarly wood flooring looks great but can often be very noisy underfoot, much like laminate flooring.
In 2007, following development of new innovative designs and finishing technologies, the opportunity to make vinyl into a floating floor system, as an alternative to laminate flooring, was born.
Vinyl conjures up ideas of 1970s lino flooring, but apart from the name, this vinyl is totally different. This vinyl is comfortable underfoot, very soft, quiet and easy to clean, whereas laminate tends to be colder, harder, noisier and often streaks when cleaned. This vinyl is also impervious to water whereas laminate has always had an inherent problem with moisture or water in that it is made from MDF. Plus this vinyl is more customer friendly with new exciting finishes, like deep etched wood grains and stone reproductions.