Why Vinyl flooring is better for your business over laminate.

Posted on 13th March 2018

These days, vinyl flooring is the most popular choice of flooring for many commercial spaces. A versatile material at an affordable price, the rise of vinyl’s popularity shows no sign of slowing down in 2018. We’ve compiled the benefits of vinyl flooring for your business, and why it wins over laminate.


One of the biggest benefits of vinyl flooring is it’s waterproof properties, which over the years has made it the number one choice for working environments which are at risk of spills or are in environments prone to moisture, with aesthetics being a second thought. However, vinyl flooring is now available in a variety of designs, formats, colours and textures, even being printed to look like hardwood and stone, so your flooring can look the way you want it to as well as having all of the benefits of vinyl.


Even the most premium vinyl flooring is more cost effective than other options, with cost per tile or square meter is considerably lower than other common options such as laminate or hardwood.


The easy maintenance of vinyl flooring has long been one of its main selling points. Any spills or dirt can be wiped up and cleaned with warm water, and properly installed vinyl flooring will have no seams and is completely waterproof. On the other hand, laminate flooring is not completely waterproof, and general maintenance will be slightly trickier with moisture affecting the integrity of the flooring over time.


When properly maintained, vinyl flooring has the potential to last upwards of ten to twenty years. This, combined with the other benefits of diverse looks, low cost, and ease of maintenance, make vinyl flooring the best choice for your business.

Vinyl vs Laminate

It’s easy to see why vinyl wins over laminate for your business flooring. Whilst laminate may have its own benefits, these are mostly all more applicable to other uses, such as in the home. When it comes to commercial spaces which need a floor which is durable, easy to maintain, and looks good, then vinyl flooring is the best option.

RW Hall

At RW Hall, our highly skilled team has years of experience in preparing and installing floors for a variety of commercial and residential clients. To discover the flooring possibilities for your business, take a visit to our Ipswich showroom, and get in touch with our friendly team if you have any enquires.