Laminate Vs Vinyl: What Flooring is Best for My Room?

is laminate vs vinyl flooring better for a kitchen?
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Laminate vs vinyl: when it comes to budget-friendly, durable floor coverings, these two are likely to end up battling it out for your affections. They share many characteristics and perform a similar job — so how do you choose?

After all, while you might recognise laminate and vinyl as widely available types of flooring, what they are and the benefits of each aren't always clear for the uninitiated.

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.