How does luxury vinyl flooring and laminate flooring differ?

On the surface, luxury vinyl flooring and laminate flooring look very much the same, with visuals that mimic natural wood and stone materials. But they are pretty different, and that's something we're going to talk about today for your consideration.

Luxury vinyl plank and tile or laminate?


Laminate has long been known as a gorgeous source of wood and stone look flooring, with durable surfaces and ease of installation. The construction is primarily wood and wood byproducts, although many new products offer more water resistance where you need it most.

With the luxury vinyl plank, also known as LVP, you get superb visuals with a plank format, offering various installation options and patterns. A luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is similar to a vinyl plank but offers the tile format that can create the stunning look of wood, stone, or even tile, complete with actual grouting.

Both vinyl plank and tile offer extensive durability, including the option for 100% waterproof protection. With a core made of wood plastic composite, stone plastic composite, or vinyl, you'll find they are entirely impervious to water, even in basements, laundry rooms, and bathrooms, so be sure to take a look for yourself.

Find the best luxury vinyl plank and tile today


When you visit Bisbee’s Flooring Center, you’ll find that we offer an outstanding selection of floor coverings and our experienced associates are always ready to help you match your requirements. We also add the perfect services to round out your experience for flooring you'll enjoy for years to come.

We invite you to visit us at our showroom in Dane County, Wisconsin, if you're in the Sun Prairie, McFarland, Madison, Burke, Maple Bluff, Monona, or Middleton, WI areas. We look forward to helping you find the best luxury vinyl plank or tile for your home, so stop by anytime.