Laminate vs Vinyl Flooring – Wood Flooring Glasgow

21st July 2015

Laminate vs vinyl flooring – Is vinyl flooring really better than laminate?

When installing a new floor there many options for you to choose from. Two of these options are vinyl or laminate floors in a range of finishes. Let’s do a comparison between a vinyl and laminate floors.

For both products the benefits are that they are two of the least expensive options to go for. In comparison to real wood – solid hardwood or engineered wood flooring, they offer exceptional value for money and are very easy to fit.

Now each product has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the main things to remember is that the flooring you are going to be putting down needs to be suitable for the room in which it will be fitted. Both products will deal well with moisture, though a cheaper and less expensive laminate will suffer if too much moisture is absorbed.

One of the advantages of laminate is that it is resilient to anything that is dropped onto it, making it very tough and hardwearing. With vinyl flooring, in comparison to laminate it can be very soft underfoot and is quiet when you walk across it – our Moduleo range has excellent soundproofing qualities. With laminate flooring, you really need to go for a product that is specifically designed for soundproofing – which we currently have in stock. If laminate flooring is not installed properly with a decent underlay it can be quite noisy so this is always good to bear in mind.

In terms of waterproofing, vinyl floors are probably best suited to bathrooms as they will be more water resistant. Laminate can be used in bathrooms but you have to very careful not to over-soak the product which could cause warping. There are many new vinyl products on the market including Moduleo which is a fantastic luxury vinyl flooring, this can viewed at the First Floors showroom on Fenwick Road on Glasgow’s south-side. There is also and extensive range of laminate flooring as well, where you can choose and browse over all the colour ranges. With Moduleo it really is suitable for any room in the house and due to the technology behind the product, each plank or tile is different from each other giving it a much more natural look. It is perfect for bathrooms as it is totally water-proof. It really is a beautiful and very natural looking floor when it is down. Now, laminate can be very hard-wearing and can last for a long, long, time, but really the choice is all yours. You can choose from stone effects to beautiful wenge stained oak or a natural slate. visit our showroom on 176 Fenwick Road, Giffnock G46 or call to talk to us about laminate vs vinyl flooring on 0141 638 0968.

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Jim Hillier 1st June 2022

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Absolutely Delighted with the Conduct and Quality of Work. My Wife and I decided to replace our Bedroom Carpet and lay down wooden flooring for our Hall. We noticed that there was a possible supplier for flooring at first floors shop on Fenwick Road. We met up with David and Graham and explained that we were looking for quality products for both Items. We were shown flooring possibilities from their extensive range of designs and thicknesses and soon found a product that we were interested in. We were delighted to find out that they had carpet selections at the back of the shop which surprised us; you could not appreciate the size of the place from the shop front! We chose a carpet that we thought met our specifications and were given a reasonable sized sample to take home to see how it would look in our room taking into account of our particular lighting conditions. First Floors sent out a guy to take measurements for floor, accessory fittings and carpet.
Being very happy with the proposition given to us and estimates of work completion dates and prices we went ahead with the order. Graham kept us updated with the schedule and I am happy to say that the work was carried out on time and was completed to a very high quality with which we were both delighted with.
I would be happy to reference this company for anyone who is interested in upgrading their floors or replacing carpets.

Alastair Barrie 2nd June 2022

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Good selection, service and fitting.We were able to take home some samples to select the carpet that was just right for our room. There was a delay in our furniture arriving and First Floors were very accommodating in putting our fitting date back to suit. The fitting went very well indeed - couldn’t have been easier.

Olive Leitch 1st May 2022

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Excellent service from First Floors. All staff including fitters have been helpful and gave a friendly professional service. My new stair carpet has been fitted very well and already received many complements

Linda McBrearty 27th April 2022

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Excellent service with care. On our first visit to the showroom, David advised and helped us with our choice but never rushed us and gave us lots of confidence in making our final choice of engineered wooden flooring. Our new build home was delayed for a few months and during this time David and his team waited patiently with us until the flooring was able to be fitted! The fitting throughout our new house was more than excellent. The care and attention to detail was everything we could have hoped for, our thanks to the fitting team. We would have no hesitation in recommending First Floors, their professionalism and customer service was 100%.

Anna Smylie April 2021

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Fantastic service. David gave me great advice on which flooring would be most suitable for my business premises. Within the week Steven came to fit the flooring and, as promised, was in and out in a day. Can’t recommend this local Company enough. Anna Smylie ZuZu Giffnock.

Dawn Henry November 2021

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We recently purchased engineered oak flooring and carpets from First Floors. The customer service from David and team was exceptional. We had just moved home from overseas and bought a house with no floors so we did not have access to allow First Floors to measure. Theye allowed us to use our own measurements as we wanted the floors laid ASAP once we had the keys. The floor is beautiful and laid very professionally (thanks Steven). The carpets are also lovely and exactly what I wanted. The only thing I would change about the experience would be to have First Floors assess the house in advance. We have fire doors which were a problem the day the carpets were laid. This was not the issue of First Floors and it was resolved quickly. Thanks again David, we would highly recommend First Floors to anyone.

Ian and Lesley Proctor January 2022

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Another Great Job Done!!
Just had our third floor project in seven years completed by First Floors once again.
Great service from David and his showroom team from assisting in the selection of materials through to arranging the installation. Chris and his team worked tidily and efficiently on the hardwood flooring with great attention to detail. Gordon who fitted the stair carpet was very professional in his work and was able to resolve some problematic details to our entire satisfaction.
Would definitely recommend First Floors.

Gavin Reid 18/08/20

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We recently had First Floors install laminate flooring in our lounge and hallway and are absolutely delighted with the final result! It has been finished to a high standard with great attention to detail.

Having had a rough idea of what we were looking for, David helped find the perfect flooring for both rooms.

We were booked in quickly and kept informed throughout the process.

We would definitely recommend and use again.

Christine Sharp 23/08/20

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Wee have recently had a new laminate floor laid in our upstairs hall. We are very happy with the result and feel the level of workmanship and finishing detail was excellent

Chris Milne 30/08.20

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Excellent service from first point of contact. Staff took time to discuss and review options, then worked to suitable timescale based around my schedule.
Work completed on time and to a very high standard, delighted with results.
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